Projects Office Manager

Organisation: National Galleries of Scotland

Salary: £41,687 - £46,654 per annum

Location: Edinburgh

Full-time, Permanent
Salary £41,687 – £46,654 per annum
Plus generous benefits package
Hybrid / flexible working

About the role

Are you an experienced project manager looking for a new opportunity? Do you enjoy working on diverse and impactful improvement projects? Do you want your expertise and opinion to be valued? Then read on!

We’re a creative organisation constantly striving to improve how we engage with our audiences and assist our colleagues to achieve their true potential. This passion for continuous improvement requires us to develop and deliver multiple projects simultaneously. Priorities and projects are varied and include improvement plans for our estates, security and IT, income generation, equalities, environmental response, and wellbeing.

You’ll play a pivotal role, being our champion for change and continuous improvement, making certain our skills and resources are aligned with our priority objectives. You will have experience of co-ordinating the delivery of projects across a wide portfolio to ensure the targets are delivered effectively. You’ll work collaboratively across the organisation to help us get the best out of our improvement plans.

If you are passionate about project management, continuous improvement, and making a positive impact, we want to hear from you.

The difference you’ll make

We have an ambitious programme to help improve how we care for our world class collection of art and our people, whilst constantly improving the visitor experience across our galleries, online and on the road. Consequently, we have a wide range of improvement projects across the organisation. These range from major capital projects (e.g. the Scottish National Gallery and the Art Works), to our programme of exhibitions and loans.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you’ll help ensure best practice and appropriate project management is being applied on major improvement projects. You’ll work collaboratively to ensure our plans are inter-connected across the organisation, playing a key part in aligning plans to our strategic priorities. This includes ensuring delivery against resource and budget constraints, taking a solutions-based approach to meet key deliverables.

We are currently developing 5-year plans to balance and align work across the organisation on our strategic priorities, public programme, and major improvement projects. We’ve established a standard approach to project management and this role supports and tracks various projects through dedicated forums. You will work with project leads to produce executive summary reports and make recommendations on how to deal with any potential risks, in particular resource constraints.

For more information and to apply, please visit our careers portal.

The closing date for completed applications is 12 noon on Monday, 12 February 2024.

Application Deadline: Monday 12/02/2024