SummaryThe Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest producer of official statistics, covering a range of key economic, social and demographic topics. These include measuring changes in the value of the UK economy, estimating the size, geographic distribution and characteristics of the population, and providing indicators of price inflation, employment, earnings, crime and migration.Following the EU referendum in 2016 the Office for National Statistics established an ambitious programme of development to enhance the UK’s Trade and Investment statistics. As part of this development the office is looking to secure new data sources which will help meet our user needs of evermore detailed and robust data and analysis. In order to assist this work, we are looking for a Project Manager who will be responsible for working alongside other development leads to coordinate the delivery of project activities.Job descriptionThe Project Manager leads a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled team focused on the development, delivery and support of changes to UK trade and investment statistics. The role holder should be adept at delivering complex business change projects, breaking down barriers, planning and removing blockers when required. Key Responsibilities:• Day to day leadership or support of one or more project using agile methodologies, learning and iterating frequently to realise value early. • Leading or supporting a multidisciplinary team, setting guidelines, principles and standards as well as undertaking coaching activities. • Identifying and removing blockers that hinder delivery, manage or assist in the management risks and dependencies. • Leading or supporting a collaborative, dynamic planning process, prioritising work with the Product Owner against the capacity and capability of the team. • Develop and operate or support an appropriate governance structure to allow effective reporting and decision making within an agile environment. • Working with the Product Owners to define the roadmap for the products and facilitate the breaking down of requirements to enable the translation of this roadmap into user stories. More junior grades may support other project specialists in this activity if the project is complex. • Appropriate communication with stakeholders and project teams including the provision of guidance and best practice.ResponsibilitiesWith a strong project delivery and leadership background, you will have:• An expert focused on delivering value early, who can work under pressure and respond quickly and decisively to changing circumstances and tight timetables.• Expert in managing stakeholder relationships and with a proven track record of effectively communicating with technical and nontechnical stakeholders at all levels.• Expert understanding and application of a range of Agile frameworks, methodologies and tools and understand when to apply them e.g. Scrum, Kanban.• An expert ability using Agile tools and techniques to track progress against delivery and communicate progress to team and stakeholders. • Able to inspire and motivate their own team, providing clear direction in line with corporate strategy.• Is an effective role model (leads by example, is visible and approachable, shows enthusiasm, promotes a culture of inclusion). Recognised project delivery qualification demonstrating knowledge of a range of programme delivery methods is desirable, such as:• Prince2 Practitioner• Agile Project Management Practitioner • Management of Risk Practitioner • APM Registered Project Professional • Civil Service Project Leadership ProgrammeBehaviours We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: LeadershipCommunicating and InfluencingWorking TogetherDelivering at PaceTechnical skills We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process: Frameworks and Methodologies – PractitionerBenefitsThe Office for National Statistics is part of the Civil Service, and as such we share a number of key benefits with other departments, whilst also having our own unique offerings to support our 5000+ valued employees across the business. Whether you are hearing about us for the first time or already know a bit about our organisation, we hope that the benefits pack attached (bottom of page) will give you a great insight into the benefits and facilities available to our employees, and our fantastic working culture. We are an organisation that takes the well-being of its employees seriously and lives and breathes the desire to modernise the workplace of the future. Everyone, from our office-based staff in Newport, London and Titchfield, to our field interviewers and airports and ports passenger survey staff, are part of a diverse and inclusive family. Inclusion & Accessibility At ONS we’re always looking to attract the very best people from the widest possible talent pool, and we are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer. As a member of the Business Disability Forum and a Disability Confident Leader we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. As part of our application process, you will be prompted to provide details of any reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process that you need. If you would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments before applying, please contact the recruitment team in the first instance. If you would like an accessible version of any of the attachments or recruitment documents below or linked to in this advert, please contact the recruitment team who will be happy to assist. Things you need to knowSecuritySuccessful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.