Technical Project Manager - Children's Design & Engineering

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We create amazing digital experiences for the children of Britain. From Topsy and Tim to Danger Mouse, from Newsround to Blue Peter, we work with globally loved brands to deliver websites and apps that inform, educate, entertain and inspire. 

We’re a team of over 60 people based in Bridge House, MediaCityUK. Our agile teams are made up of software engineers, testers, user experience designers,design researchers, product owners, business analysts and project managers, all striving to create extraordinary experiences for our young audiences. 

Today we’re working on what mobile, tablet and desktop experiences will be like for the children of tomorrow. So we need great people to come and help us shape the future of the BBC.

Newsround is one of the BBC's most popular children’s brands on digital platforms, and is the UK’s only integrated news service for children, with bulletins throughout the day, every day. Newsround delivers news to 6 – 12 year olds in an engaging and innovative way.

We’re looking for a passionate and collaborative project manager to join a newly established multi-disciplinary agile product team to support the rollout of Newsround’s digital strategy.  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the development teams delivery priorities, transforming the existing offer to provide more playful, participative and digitally native experiences optimised for Newsround’s mobile and tablet users.

Role Responsibility

  • Manage and deliver the project within the agreed time, cost and quality constraints to enable delivery of the agreed outputs and/or benefits.
  • Maintain effective relationships with internal & external stakeholders, using effective communication strategies.
  • Ensure that project progress is reported in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Manage multiple projects from inception to successful outcomes, leading teams, planning, problem solving, progress monitoring, managing risk, and budget or resource responsibility.
  • Work with stakeholders on defining scope, agreeing critical success factors, identifying deliverables and benefits, and understanding trade-offs.
  • Effectively deal with difficult stakeholders, navigate ambiguous, changeable, and complex environments and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Identify and manage dependencies and interdependencies with other projects, internal teams & 3rd party suppliers.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Proven experience of delivering audience-facing web products, in an iterative or agile environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of being able to manage difficult stakeholders, navigate ambiguous, changeable, and complex environments to achieve the desired outcomes.
  • Proven experience of working with multiple 3rd parties to deliver digital products.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience of monitoring, managing & effectively communicating risks, issues, assumptions, dependencies, interdependencies and changes to stakeholders.
  • Excellent and well-practiced communication (verbal, written, listening), inter-personal and influencing skills with the ability to bridge specialism and business through user-friendly language.
  • Demonstrable experience of applying sequential and agile project management techniques to make decisions, solve problems and ensure quality of work done.

Package Description

  • Excellent career progression the BBC offers great opportunities for ambitious individuals to seek new challenges and work on many different and varied products.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • A vibrant digital community we have a strong focus on continuous improvement and engineering excellence. We host regular talks from internal and external speakers, and provide generous opportunities to attend industry events and conferences.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do, we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background

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