[New Job Opening] Project Manager – Women Returners Programme job Vacancy in Edinburgh

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Project Manager – Women Returners Programme
Location:
Edinburgh
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fdb3b4be5cbbfa05
Description : Information SystemsOverview of DepartmentAt Baillie Gifford, we offer our staff a blend of home and office working. We are open to candidates living further afield. However, we are looking for some attendance to our Edinburgh office so you can meet and collaborate with your colleagues, as well as embrace the unique culture that Baillie Gifford has to offer. We are very much a people first business, and welcome conversation with those seeking flexible working arrangements.The programme is designed to encourage and support a return to work for experienced candidates through a six-month paid returnship starting in March 2022. They are seeking experienced professional women who have taken a career break of 18 months or more. You may have taken time out to look after children or elderly/sick relatives, for relocation, for a personal health issue or for other reasons. You may have been working on a small-scale basis to fit around your other commitments or have not done any paid work for a number of years.As this programme is funded by the Scottish Government Women Returners Fund, it is only open for women to apply.You must have the right to work in the UK to apply to this programme.Purpose of RoleBaillie Gifford is one of the UK’s leading independently owned investment management firms. It is owned and run by 47 Partners who operate as a partnership, a structure which has endured for over a century and which provides stability for clients and motivation for employees. It enables us to manage the business for the future as well as the present, with the emphasis on genuine long–term thinking rather than short-term targets.As of 30 June 2021, our assets under management and advice were £352 billion (US $486.8 billion), a sizeable figure but one achieved by steady organic growth rather than by merger or acquisition.We believe that:Our active investment management style will add material value to clients over the long run.We must out our clients’ interests ahead of our own.We should be actively engaging investors.Out ownership structure is a key strength.Our firm must be an engaging and progressive place to work.Our actions and behaviours should support society as a whole.In relation to being an engaging and progressive place to work, we strive to attract and retain a diverse group of talented individuals. We do this through the creation of opportunity and challenge while providing support through internal and external groups and networks. We are committed to getting better at everything we do and remaining relevant to the evolving needs of our clients.We are delighted to partner with Women Returners to launch our first Baillie Gifford Returner Programme. The programme is designed to encourage and support a return to work for experienced candidates through a six-month paid returnship starting in March 2022. It is open to experienced professional women who have taken a career break of 18 months or more. You may have taken time out to look after children or elderly/sick relatives, for relocation, for a personal health issue or for other reasons. You may have been working on a small-scale basis to fit around your other commitments or have not done any paid work for a number of years. As this programme is funded by the Scottish Government Women Returners Fund, it is only open for women to apply.We recognise that returning to work following a career break may be daunting. The Baillie Gifford Returner Programme will provide you with a supported transition including an internal mentor, a buddy and Career Returner Coaching support provided by Women Returners. You will also benefit from a ready-made peer group of other returners as part of your cohort experience.Are you curious about the world? Are you interested in the companies that will change the way we live and work? Have you thought about working for Baillie GiffordYou might presume investment management is dry and dusty, poring over balance sheets and other such financial hocus pocus. Think again. Our purpose is to deploy our clients’ money to generate tangible long-term returns for the individuals, institutions and pension funds that put their trust in us. Put simply, we provide some of the most exciting and disruptive growth companies in the world with the capital and support they need to transform lives. And you can be part of it.Information Systems works with every part of the firm to leverage technology and solutions. The IS department deliver the applications and platforms in a secure, resilient and performant manner to all our users globally. The department has three areas of specialisation, Infrastructure, Application Delivery and Architecture & App Platforms.ResponsibilitiesOur Application Development team is looking for an experienced Project Manager who can take end to end ownership of project delivery, whilst ensuring that high quality solutions are implemented in line with business requirements and expectations.Responsibilities of the role: Work with the Product Owner (PO) and/or other business stakeholders to prioritise and deliver the project scope / backlogWork with stakeholders and project team to develop and maintain project plansGain a detailed understanding and take ownership of the end to end project activity / deliverables i.e. requirement gathering through to UAT & ImplementationDay to day management of the Project Teams including Business Analysts, Tech Leads, Development teams, System TestersFacilitating project meetings (stand ups, project planning, retrospectives, etc) in line with agile project methodologiesLeading / facilitating Stakeholder Management of across a number of business and IT teamsCreating Project Status Reports and providing project updates at the Programme & Project Group meetingsManage & provide visibility of Project Risks and Issues, escalating when appropriateManaging engagement with 3rd party vendor teamsContribute to the ongoing improvement of project management processes within the areaKnowledge, Skills and Experience: -Experience and Knowledge: Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead and manage single or multiple projects.Strong methodology knowledge, with the ability to utilise a number of methodologies to deliver projects on time.Realistic planning capabilities, able to apply project logic and pragmatism to project plans.Resource planning, forecasting and estimation of effort required from others to meet your project objectives.An appreciation of both the IT and business side of projects.*Abilities and Skills:*Strong analytical skills.Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.Ability to build strong relationships.Proven organisational skills.Ability to work collaboratively with people across the business.Ability to work under pressure.A proactive, flexible approach to work.Good team player.Competencies (not limited to): -AccuracyClient FocusTeam WorkingCommunicationAdaptabilityThinking and JudgementInfluencingRelationship BuildingStrategic AwarenessLeading and Managing TeaClosing DateJanuary 30, 2022At Baillie Gifford we are committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful culture in which each of our colleagues can thrive and develop. We believe that our clients are best served by a diverse workforce with the experiences, ideas and perspectives that this brings.Job Type: Full-time
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