our gender pay report

At Verastar, we have always focused on recruiting the best people irrespective of gender, ethnicity or personal beliefs for our available roles. As a result, we are confident that a person’s gender does not influence how they are paid in this business.

With Verastar having a median gender pay gap of 10.4% - this is considerably better than the national average of 17.9%*

Project Manager

Location: Sale, Manchester UK
Salary: £32,000 - £38,000 dependent on experience
Closes on: 18-06-2021

Your Role

You’ll be managing the delivery key business projects and objectives ensuring the delivery of quality projects on time, on budget and according to the brief. This may be a single complex project or a group of lower complexity projects and tasks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define, plan, control and deliver business projects within suitable governance structure, timescales, scope, and budget.
  • Create and deliver project work plans designed to achieve objectives taking account of organisational constraints such as operating environment, timescales, budget, and scope.
  • Produce appropriate project documentation including project and resourcing plans, risk and issue logs, functional specifications, and regular project budget reports.
  • Provide effective and timely reports to ensure stakeholders are kept up to date at all stages throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Effective management of risks including early identification, escalation of issues and realisation of opportunities.
  • Create quality assurance plans, ensuring these are followed to ensure objectives are met and delivered whilst minimising disruption to the wider operation.
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the project(s) throughout the entire project lifecycle, and revise plans as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Works closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project(s).
  • Conduct project reviews to identify and drive improvements.
  • Leveraging appropriate best practice project management techniques and leading wider members of the team.

Experience Required

If you’ve got the following skills and experience then we want to hear from you;

  • Strong project management experience, delivering a variety of commercial and operational projects throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Proven track record of project methodology implementation and driving improvements.
  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures.
  • Relatable and positive experience of working in a fast-paced transforming organisation, where everything isn’t perfect, but we’re working hard to get there.
  • Good judgement, analytic skills and robust decision-making ability.
  • Stakeholder management with ability to lead and influence colleagues and senior stakeholders.
  • The self-awareness to identify own development needs and the desire to continually improve both self and the team.
  • A confident and concise communication style.
  • The ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems.
  • Project management qualification (Prince2, APM, Agile).
  • IT literate, with knowledge of the effective use of Microsoft (Word, excel PowerPoint).

Why Choose us

Across The Verastar Group, we’re passionate about creating an inclusive team and celebrating our diversity. Not only because this is the right thing to do, but also because we understand the commercial advantages that come with having a range of experiences, cultures and voices within our team. We aim for our colleague mix to reflect the diverse communities in which we operate and we’re striving to achieve this every day.

We all have a role to play in creating a great working environment which welcomes and celebrates difference, and which we can all feel proud to be part of.

That’s why we offer a fantastic starting salary as well as providing outstanding on-site facilities, including parking, a free gym and a discounted café - complete with a bar for after-work get togethers.

Our core values embody the way we look after our customers, and the way we treat each other:

UNITED – We are ONE team

PASSIONATE – We go the extra mile

INNOVATIVE – We find a better way

STRAIGHTFORWARD – We keep things simple

What happens next

If you’re looking for a new challenge with great benefits at an award-winning company, then Verastar is the place for you. To be part of our continued success click ‘Apply’ today to take the next step in your career.