Junior Project Manager

Job description

We’re on the lookout for a Junior Project Manager to join one of our delivery squads. Junior Project Managers support our Project Managers and Delivery Leads in managing website development projects from beginning to end. You will be working as a key part of the internal team and partnering with our clients to drive delivery on projects, as well as managing the financial and commercial elements of each client and each project.

You’ll be part of an energetic and collaborative team who are doing great things with ambitious clients across diverse sectors. including some well known brands; WaterAid, BAFTA, The Macallan and Famous Grouse, SC Johnson Professional, National Grid, National Youth Theatre, Stagecoach Bus and Wave Utilities, to name a few.

Role & Responsibilities:

Maintain your team’s schedule
Ensure work is completed within agreed deadlines to a high level of satisfaction
Run monthly reports for each client spend
Keep abreast of project progress with other Project Managers and development team to foresee any major changes in resource requirements
Review department chargeability reports and work closely with department heads to understand and resolve any issues
Work closely with project teams to oversee their day to day operations – ensuring project milestones and deadlines are met
Communicate project updates to clients regarding budgets, risks and timescales
Forecast workloads and raise opportunities to take on new work
Report on project profitability

Essential Skills

Experience in managing digital/web projects (or being exposed to these somehow) through either a placement year or work experience
An understanding of various project management methods including Agile, Waterfall and KanBan
Confident communicator
Amazing organisational skills
Extremely process driven
Financial Management and reporting skills
Proven team player

Desirable Skills

Experience working in JIRA, Confluence and GDrive
Experience working on web support work
Experience working with Content Management Systems (CMS)

About Access - Being Genuinely Effective.

We are committed to helping our clients by ‘making it easy’ for organisations to deliver exceptional customer experiences by being genuine, honest and supportive in our approach whilst being highly effective in the solutions we provide.

We have three core areas to our service offering; Insight & Strategy, Experience & Engagement and Technology & Support. For some clients we are full-service, and others use us to support specific areas of their customer experience.

As one of only 20 Acquia Preferred Partners in Northern Europe we deliver Digital Experience solutions to some of the world’s leading organisations.

Working environment and culture

Our team is distributed, combining fully remote, office based from Manchester, or a hybrid of both. This was prior to COVID-19 and will continue in the future.

Our head office is situated in Old Trafford, Manchester (overlooking Manchester United’s Stadium), just a few stops on the MetroLink from Piccadilly train station. For those traveling by road, we provide free secure car parking and cycle storage.

We have created a working space that has adapted to onsite and remote team and client working. Open plan areas and breakout rooms means our strategic, creative and technical teams can organise and arrange themselves to how they work best.

We provide an inclusive, flexible and transparent environment and approach to work. We pride ourselves on teamwork, collaborations and supporting each other – our low staff turnover and high retention rates support this claim. We are committed to professional and personal development, including training, regular one to ones, quarterly reviews and 360 feedback.

The Package

We offer a competitive salary, dependent on qualifications and experience. On top of this we provide a range of benefits, perks and opportunities to provide a rewarding package.

Perks and benefits of working for Access

Working from home equipment budget
Pension Scheme with employer contributions
Peer to peer bonus and recognition scheme
Choose your own computer and equipment
Training and personal development fund
Conference and networking support and funding
Flexible hours (within core working hours)
Additional maternity, paternity and sick leave support
24 days holiday (up to 29 days with additional loyalty holiday entitlement)
… and your birthday day off!
Paid and subsidised social events
And when we’re in the office...

Free fruit and healthy (and the occasional not so healthy) snacks
Free secure car parking
Free indoor secure bike store
Free and subsidised onsite fitness and wellbeing classes
Showers and lockers
Tax free bike scheme

The Agency