WordPress Project Manager

Job Type:
Digital Workspace
Job reference:
eh - WordPress Proje_1616442145
25 days ago

WordPress Project Manager

6 Month Contract

Based in London

Hourly rate up to £37.95 - 30 hour week - Monday to Thursday

The WordPress Implementation project is responsible for the implementation and delivery of WordPress VIP into the UK Market. Primarily this is the migration of all our websites into WordPress, however we are responsible for everything from:

  • Content migration of existing websites
  • Training on everything WordPress
  • Improving & streamlining existing processes in line with our compliance needs
  • Account Management of our Global WordPress Suppliers for the UK Market

Obviously the scope of the project is very broad, and so our team pulls in expertise from a great many of our clients support functions. To aid separation of work and delegation of authority, the project team is split into two categories. The Cross-Platform Planning Team who look at cross-cutting topics such as Contracting, Security Controls, Supplier Management for any/every asset; and numerous Implementation Teams responsible for the specific migration of our given websites.

As Project Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating all this activity in conjunction with the Project Leads

Role Overview

Project management responsibilities include;

  • The coordination and completion of the project; on time, within budget and within scope.
  • You will oversee all aspects of the project, set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor and summarise progress of the project.
  • Prepare reports for upper management regarding status of project.
  • Identify interdependencies between milestones & ensure all relevant stakeholders are involved in execution
  • Identify, document, mitigate & escalate project risk via governance channels

The successful candidate will work directly with the project leads to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. He or she will coordinate with the extended planning team & product owners to ensure all aspects of the project are compatible.

Functional Knowledge

Software: Proficiency with commonly used tools such as Microsoft's & Atlassians (Jira, Confluence, SharePoint, etc.)

Methodologies and Frameworks: Ability to apply frameworks and methodologies such as

Waterfall planning & SCRUM

Reporting/Stakeholder Management: Coordinate with managers, clients and team members to set

expectations, deliverables, and objectives

Team Management: Coordinate a team of people with different skill sets towards a

unified goal by guiding each member to complete their unique

deliverables on time

Planning and Management: Milestone definition, interdependency analysis, critical path


Time Management/Scheduling: Ability to make timeline estimates and set specific and general

schedules; and keep everyone up to speed

Cost Assessment: Track project costs and flag deviations to estimates to project

sponsors. Work with SMEs to align cost-creep

Review/Monitoring: Track overall project and individual stakeholder progress

throughout the project lifecycle, resolving conflicts and

optimizing gains along the way

Issue Management and Resolution: Fix project discrepancies, overlaps, stalled workflows, and other

issues due to internal roadblocks or unforeseen external


Due to the volume of applications, we regret that we can only respond to those meeting our above requirements.

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