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LMS Project Officer - 6 month contract

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LMS Project Officer - 6 month contract

  • Location:

    Surrey

  • Sector:

    Knowledge & information management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 26083

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £35,382 - £39,246

  • Contact:

    Daniel Rose

  • Contact email:

    daniel.rose@suehill.com

  • Contact phone:

    020 7378 5459

  • Posted:

    14/09/20

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

LMS Project Officer

Surrey – WORK FROM HOME

£35,382 - £39,246 depending on experience

6 Month Fixed Term Contract

35 hours a week

ASAP Start

 

About the company

We are presently recruiting for a Public
Sector client in the Surrey area, who is seeking a Library Management System
Project Officer, on an initial 6-month Fixed Term Contract, to help lead the IT
and Digital departments through the procurement and implementation of a new LMS
across their libraries.

The role will focus on:

 

·        
Working with
the IT & Digital Project Manager and the external supplier to project plan
and deliver the implementation efficiently and in time

·        
Briefing
senior managers and stakeholders regularly, and to work with library managers
to ensure an effective rollout

·        
Working with
stakeholders and the Finance department, to ensure smooth integration with onsite
software and processes

·        
Identifying opportunities
for further development and alert senior managers to these

 

Typical accountabilities in roles at
this level in
clude:

 

•Service
Development: Contribute to the development and achievement of business plans in
their work area to develop and implement agreed strategy

•Promote
and manage the delivery of the project to meet the needs of the service

•Plan
workloads and secure resources to enable the delivery of the project

•Analysis,
Reporting & Documentation
- Ensure processes
and systems are in place to monitor and review service delivery and achievement
of agreed objectives

•Finance/Resource
Management
- Monitor and advise on budget expenditure in
accordance withpolicies and procedures

•Manage external suppliers and contracts

•Liaise,
communicate and build relationships with other internal departments, partner
organisations, agencies and/or contractors on operational issues to share
knowledge or best practice and ensure quality, integrated service delivery

•Monitor
and support the performance management and development of project members to
ensure that individual contributions are maximised

 

Why you will be hired

•Experience
of procuring and implementing a Library Management System

•Degree
and/or relevant professional qualification or considerable experience of
working within the service area

•Thorough
knowledge of libraries within the context of a local authority, including
relevant legislation, policies and procedures relating to the service area

•Knowledge
of new technologies relevant to library services, and significant knowledge of
service specific IT applications and systems

•Ability
to analyse data and produce clear and concise reports

·        
Significant practical experience of
working at management level in a library or customer focused environment

•Strong
stakeholder focus and the ability to listen to and understand stakeholder needs
to ensure excellent services are provided

•Proven
written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to
maintain effective working relationships at all levels

•Proven
IT skills and able to use technology to be effective in the role

•Ability
to prioritise and plan and make best use of personal resources in achieving
performance objectives

•Ability
to manage the project and its sub-projects through to completion

 

We are looking for somebody who
already has an understanding of the steps for delivering
a similar project, from data migration to user
acceptance testing, along with being able to deliver side projects such as
integration with systems and software.You will need to have good communication skills, able to work with the
IT project manager, clear up technical issues with IT partners, work closely
with library managers, report to senior officials, persuade other departments
to prioritise the project, and understand and manage frontline staff’s concerns
about the change.

 

 

Why you should apply

If you are looking to work within a new project, and are
immediately available, then this is the role for you