Do you have a proven track record of delivering finance systems projects? Have you worked in third sector and/or charitable organisations? Is your approach hands on, adaptable, resilient and delivery focused?

We are looking for a highly experienced project manager to deliver the successful upgrade of our finance system (Access Dimensions with FocalPoint) from an old, out of standard support, on site hosted system to a cloud based, fully supported, system including reporting analytics. This position is offered as a full time, 9 month fixed term contract ideally starting in January .

Reporting to the Finance Director, you will work closely with the finance team, liaise with IT and the software provider.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Day to day management of project governance (including budget management), ensuring timescales are phased and realistic, reporting is completed, and key dependencies and project risks are identified and managed
  • Developing test plans and capturing ideas for change to unlock benefits through a phased delivery approach
  • Taking the lead on testing, cutover, data migration, change and communications
  • Managing projects in a flexible manner, the estimated timeline is 6-9 months for the upgrade.
  • Training and upskilling the finance team in project management techniques
  • To be suitable for this role, you must have:

  • Experience and a proven track record of end-to-end delivery of finance systems projects, either upgrades or new implementations in similar sectors/organisations to the RSC
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and departments
  • The ability to ensure the best value for money for the RSC
  • Resilience and a flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • A delivery focused outlook and able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Confident decision-making skills
  • A relevant Project Management qualification – ideal but not essential
  • The RSC administration offices are in Stratford-upon-Avon. This role can be flexible and accommodate remote working from home. This is provided travel to Stratford-upon-Avon can be agreed at certain key times e.g., project onboarding, meetings with key stakeholders, intense periods of project implementation.