Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) Project Manager

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Salary: £32,910 - £35,745 per annum

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Fixed Term  

Location:Along with Gloucester Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS), Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AFRS) - GL 

Closing date:22 January 2021 at midday 

12 Months Fixed Term Appointment, with the possibility of permanency or extension

Along with Gloucester Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS), Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AFRS) is required to make the transition from Airwave to the Emergency Services Network (ESN). At regional level, this will be overseen by a Transition Board, and implemented by a Transition Group. The Transition Group will consist of leads in key areas who will provide advice to individual FRS’s and ensure that relevant national programme requirements are met in full and on time, whilst working in cooperation with the other Emergency Services as appropriate.

As a result of this AFRS has formed an Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) Project Team to manage this transition, under the direction of the ESMCP Project Board. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager to take the responsibility for the day to day management of the project. They will work with the Principal Team Manager to provide guidance and support to other project team members.

Under the overall direction of the ESMCP Project Board, the ESMCP Project Manager will lead and motivate the project management team, whilst ensuring compliance with the issue and change strategy. You will establish and manage the project controls and procedures, including; risk management, issues and change control, records management and communication. This role will be responsible for maintaining records such as issues and risk registers, preparing reports such as end stage and end project reports, preparing baseline management products and agree them with the Project Board.

The ESMCP Project Manager will be responsible for managing information flows between the directing and delivering levels of this project. You will schedule audits in order to check that the products are consistent with the desired output and initiate any necessary corrective action ensuring that you advise the Project Board of any deviations from the current plan.

It is essential to this role that you have demonstrable and proven project management experience in multi-disciplinary projects with many inter-dependencies. You must have an in-depth knowledge of project management tools in order to enable effective management of risks, issues and dependencies. You must also have knowledge of emergency services and the current issues facing them.

Practitioner level qualification in project management and previous experience of working in a Fire & Rescue Service or other emergency service is desirable.

The successful candidate will have proficient IT skills, particularly in Microsoft applications, strong analytical skills and effective planning, time management and leadership skills.

You must possess the ability to resolve problems and conflicts associated with managing a complex project and be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to various contacts at all levels.

To see the full duties of the role and candidate criteria required please see the job description provided.


Application Information

How to apply:

The job description and application is available to download on our website https://www.yesyoucan.careers.

Once you have read the job description please complete the application form telling us how you meet the requirements of the role - tell us how your skills, qualifications and experience match those required for this role, and provide examples wherever you can. The information you give us will assist us in our shortlisting process.

Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ by the closing date and time. Alternatively, you can email your application to hr.admin@avonfire.gov.uk. Late applications will not be accepted.

Please quote job reference number 1030 on any communications. Thank you.

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