RG7, Reading
£55,000 - £60,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

Vacancy Details

Contract type: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Location: Central Office, Burghfield

Hours: 35 Hours per week

Working pattern: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Interview dates: 3rd and 4th September

Salary: £55,000 - £60,0000 per annum

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

Guide Dogs have a huge range of projects across all areas of the charity, from small team changes to multi-year projects worth over £500k.  Centrally, these are supported and governed by the Programme Management Office (PMO), consisting of project office staff, programme and project managers.  

The focus of this new role will be to manage, lead and co-ordinate the complex technical IT change projects which, support the digital and infrastructure transformation within the organisation. 

It is a hands on role for a senior Project Manager. The project team will be relying on them to produce plans, write reports, manage project boards, co-ordinate the roll-out, run daily meetings as well as taking the notes, keep the RAID log up to date and follow up on all the actions, risks and issues. There will be no project coordinator. 

The successful candidate will have very strong supplier management skills to support the project sponsor and technical work-stream leads. They will be working closely with our Knowledge Management and Education Manager who is leading on the End User Engagement work-stream. They will be confident working with technical teams and comfortable translating technical jargon to user base with a varied technical understanding.

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below. Requirements include;

• Successful IT project management of internal technical change projects.

• Delivery of IT projects in a multi-location and geographically dispersed organisation of a similar size

• Understanding of IT technical related subjects i.e. network, infrastructure

• Degree educated or equivalent experience in delivering IT Technical projects

• Confident communicator and presenter 

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below. 

How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

Working at Guide Dogs

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives. 

We believe that well-being at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan. 


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

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Refreshed on: 13 August 2019
Closed date: 20 August 2019
Job ref: 32716
Tags: IT, Project Management

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