Pentana Project Manager
Tower Hamlets is one of the fastest growing local authority's in the country and as a Council we are continuously striving to provide the highest quality services for our residents. We need an experienced project manager to support the roll out across the organisation of the Council's new performance management system, Pentana (previously Covalent). Our new system produces performance management reports against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and enables us to provide performance management data that is accurate, reliable and timely.
We are currently rolling out Pentana across the Strategy, Policy and Performance functions in the organisation and our next priority will be to provide access to the rest of the Council including Members and the Corporate Leadership so that they are all able to track performance in their areas. We also want to explore the potential for linking Pentana to other systems within the organisation so that we can further enhance our performance reporting processes and improve data quality.
Your role will be to lead out the roll out of Pentana across the organisation and provide support to Officers using the system. Knowledge of local government would be an advantage.
You should have excellent ICT skills and strong project management skills. Extensive experience of database configuration and rollout with associated process development and training programmes. A PRINCE2 qualification or a similar project management tool is desirable.
Ideally you should have experience of software implementation. Knowledge of Pentana (previously Covalent) or a similar performance management system would be an advantage. You will also co-ordinate the development of support for all staff to build knowledge of the system across the Council. Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills will be essential.
We want to maximise the potential of the new system and make use of its functionality to strengthen our performance regime. You should have an understanding of the technology needed to 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