Job Description 

Trafford Council
Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH
Salary – £39,493 – £42,503 per annum
Salary Grade – Band 9
Working Pattern – Full Time
Working hours – 36.25 hours
Contract type – Permanent & Fixed Term
Closing date – 4th June 2023
Interview date – TBC
About us
Trafford Council and its partners in the public, private and third sectors are embarking on a vision which sees us working together to reduce inequality, supporting people out of poverty, address our climate crisis and maximise Trafford’s huge potential.
This is an excellent opportunity to grow and enhance your skills in project management and redesign, implementing change programmes that sit at the heart of Trafford Council’s corporate focus and future plans.
Trafford is a great place to work. With a fantastic culture, we embrace innovation and encourage high performance. We are looking to recruit people with the right skills, enthusiasm, and behaviours to help us ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, self-motivated team players with great communication, project and stakeholder management skills to join our team.
About the Role
The Council is embarking on a journey to rethink the way we deliver our services for the future.
You will join a busy, friendly, and proactive team with opportunities to work on a variety of high-quality projects that bring about change, helping to ensure that Trafford’s services are sustainable, future-proof, and deliver the best outcomes for residents.
As a Project Manager in the Modernisation Team, you will support the delivery of key work priorities across the Council to deliver both revenue and capital projects which achieve corporate and borough wide benefits.
Our Finance and Change Programme over the next two years is important to us and your role will be to deliver projects that support sustainable solutions that link to the corporate plan.
The role benefits from working within a large Modernisation team, which delivers projects at pace and in a timely manner to deliver a range of outcomes that support the three corporate priorities and both directorate investment led activity or options for savings and change.
You will be linked directly with the Business Intelligence Unit, interconnected with our Policy and Intelligence & Insight colleagues.
About you
You will need demonstrable experience of stakeholder management and collaborating across services and organisations, delivering to deadlines, working within a budget, and possessing strong project and change management, risk management, process mapping, business analysis and communication skills.
Ideally, you will have experience of working on projects within a complex organisation, using recognised project management methodology.
You will need to be eager to apply previous skills and experience to new challenges and be capable of establishing and maintaining positive and collaborative relationships across the team, organisation and partnerships.

You should hold a minimum of a degree level or equivalent qualification/ experience in a related subject and a commitment to your own and others personal development.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Lindsay Dabbs at [email protected]
About the benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values-based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. As part of working in this team, you will have training opportunities, such as presentation skills, and to further support your day to day work, there will be training to use project management software (PM3).
Your opinions matter and you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford.
Trafford recognises the importance of staff wellbeing and offers a number of initiatives including flexible working, mental health champions, running & walking groups and health and wellbeing events.
Our great benefits include:
  • Pension
  • Home Technology Scheme
  • Car Lease Scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Simply Healthcare
  • Employee Discount Scheme – ‘Perks at Work’
The Council needs to hold and process information about employees, workers and other individuals as appropriate, for various reasons. With the General Data Protection Regulations coming into force we have in place a new privacy notice for staff, contractors, volunteers, trainees, those on work experience and job applicants.
To apply

To view the role profile and apply with your most up to date CV and a covering letter please visit: by no later than 4 th June 2023.


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