Pentana Project Manager

United Kingdom
43503.00 - 46347.00 GBP Annual
10 Jun 2018
08 Jul 2018
Job Type
Role Purpose

Tower Hamlets isone of the fastest growing local authority's in the country and as a Council weare continuously striving to provide the highest quality services for ourresidents. We need an experienced projectmanager to support the roll out across the organisation of the Council's newperformance management system, Pentana (previously Covalent). Our new system produces performancemanagement reports against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and enables us toprovide performance management data that is accurate, reliable and timely.

We are currentlyrolling out Pentana across the Strategy, Policy and Performance functions inthe organisation and our next priority will be to provide access to the rest ofthe Council including Members and the Corporate Leadership so that they are all able to track performance in theirareas. We also want to explore thepotential for linking Pentana to other systems within the organisation so thatwe can further enhance our performance reporting processes and improve dataquality.

Key Responsibilities

Your role will beto lead out the roll out of Pentana across the organisation and provide supportto Officers using the system. Knowledge of local government would be anadvantage.


You should haveexcellent ICT skills and strong project management skills. Extensive experienceof database configuration and rollout with associated process development andtraining programmes. A PRINCE2 qualification or a similar project managementtool is desirable.

Ideally you should haveexperience of software implementation. Knowledge of Pentana (previouslyCovalent) or a similar performance management system would be an advantage. Youwill also co-ordinate the development of support for all staff to buildknowledge of the system across the Council. Excellent interpersonal, communication andpresentation skills will be essential.

We want to maximisethe potential of the new system and make use of its functionality to strengthenour performance regime. You should have an understanding of the technology neededto enable this. SQL skills would also be an advantage. We will need to develop a business case that sets out options for linking Pentana to other systems within the organisation. You will support the development of this business case. Experience of leading similar projects.

Closing date: 29th June 2018

Shortlisting date: 2nd July 2018

Interview date: 6 th July 2018

Benefits and Allowances

9 months Fixed term contract/secondment