Mobile App Project Manager - Matlock

YHA
Matlock
Competitive
14 Jun 2019
12 Jul 2019
YHA3258
Contract

Mobile App Project Manager - 12 month fixed term contract, Matlock

YHA is a charity. Each year we welcome nearly 1 million people and we work with 500,000 children and young people through stays in our 150 amazing youth hostels, adventure in our activity centres, and through our leading work in volunteering, traineeships, apprenticeships and youth employment. We have a thriving schools programme, and work with partners to support access for those children and families who have challenging lives. We are the leading affordable accommodation provider, with world class feedback from those who visit us.

We are embarking on a major project that will drive the delivery of ambitious business and reputational growth in the form of a new mobile app and we are seeking an experienced senior-level to lead the planning, co-ordination and delivery as Mobile App Project Manager.

This project is a cornerstone of YHA’s strategy to encourage more people to stay, join, give and volunteer, and to enhance our reach and impact with young people, whilst improving user experience and building loyalty with our existing users.  The Mobile App Project Manager will hit the ground running, working with a newly appointed third-party mobile development agency.

This 12-month fixed term role will report into the Head of Digital but work closely with the Product Owner, the Product Support executive, other internal YHA teams and third-party dev agency project leads, alongside reporting to stakeholders within the Exec team and Project Steering Group.

The Mobile App Project manager Roles and Responsibilities will include:

-          Overall responsibility for managing the successful end-to-end delivery of the mobile app project

-          Development and management of the project plan, project scope, business objectives, reporting, and internal & third-party communications

-          Offer experienced opinions and thinking to ensure project is implemented with the best in class business processes and approaches

-          Determine project needs and resource allocation to execute the project successfully

-          Create and manage a cross-functional project team, coordinating all project-related meetings and workshops across YHA departments and third-party suppliers & agencies

-          Full budget management

-          Creation and coordination of project documentation and processes, including action and issue tracking, risk identification and mitigations

-          Regular communication of project progress to project sponsor, project teams, executive team and third parties.

As this role is very specific for a full Job Description please email jobs@yha.org.uk

The ideal candidate for the role of Mobile App Project Manager will have the following Skills and Experience:

-          Expertise in successfully creating, negotiating, managing and delivering end-to-end project plans for large scale software projects (ideally, mobile apps)

-          Experience of leading and delivering complex cross-departmental projects, collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams, and reporting with multiple stakeholders, including Director level

-          Formal project management certification (eg AGILE) and demonstrable experience in using these methods to successfully deliver projects

-          Multi-function project team leadership experience

-          Passion for, and solid understanding of, user experience and digital solutions driving financial and organisational success

-          Great communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to quickly build effective relationships and manage the interrelationship between project teams, and stakeholders (internal and external)

-          Detail orientated, with strong organisation and time management skills, outcome-driven and action focussed

-          Proven ability to work independently and pro-actively, demonstrating responsibility and accountability for project delivery

Similar roles that we would consider experience from are Digital Project Manager, Technical Project Manager, Software Project Manager and IT Project Manager.

Do you have what it takes to drive this project as Mobile App Project Manager? Then apply today!

Please note: In order to become an employee at YHA you must be able to produce evidence of your Right to Work in the UK and a satisfactory DBS check must be completed before a start date can be confirmed. YHA is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment and a DBS check will be carried out for all successful applicants. 

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No. of Vacancies: 1

 

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Additional Information:

 

Job start date:

 

Job end date:

 

No. of Vacancies: 1

 

Working hours: 37.5

 

 

Accommodation is not provided as part of the contract

 

 

All roles are subject to a minimum of a basic DBS check.