Lead Project Manager or Head of Project Management.

About the role

We are looking for a a proven Lead Project Manager/Head of PMO to lead our project management team, championing best practice and developing the ways of working to support our growing business. 

You will have experience operating in a leadership role and managing a team, gained within a digital/software environment. You are highly proficient in Agile and have experience of mentoring fellow PMs in Agile methodologies. 

Working within a successful and growing digital agency, this is a visible and influential role that will require hands-on management of complex client workstreams and programmes, as well as leading the Project Management team.

You will be responsible for building on the Ways of Working already established within the team, to create and implement a strategy for the Project team that is in line with not only the department goals but the wider business goals.

You will have a team player mentality and want to support the wider client services team.

In brief...

Job title: Head of Project Management

Hours: Full time role, based on 37.5 hours per week.

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne (3/2 hybrid working).


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Role objectives

  • Manage the team of Project Managers
  • Review, evaluate and provide visibility to leadership of ongoing issues/risks/progress across client delivery
  • Managing workstreams/projects/programmes to time, budget and quality
  • Maintaining the governance to ensure this can be done effectively across all client work
  • Developing and maintaining positive, productive relationships with client stakeholders and their delivery counterparts
  • Manage risks, issues and scope changes effectively
  • Lead by example within the department, and ensure your team have the tools and training they need
  • Build on existing Ways of Working to create and implement a strategy for the Project team that is in line with department and wider business goals

Role requirements

Our ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate the following experience:

  • 5+ years' experience as a Project Manager
  • Leading fellow Project Managers
  • Successfully delivering complex digital workstreams/programmes/projects
  • Overseeing multi-functional project teams that include UX, Creative, Developers and QA Personnel
  • Budgetary control and stakeholder reporting
  • Compiling scope of requirements documents, progress reports and change control documents


Through your experience and past training you will have developed the following skills:

  • Excellent understanding of software development life cycle models
  • Expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices
  • The ability to blend project management practices in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple workstreams at a given time
  • The ability to meet with clients and confidently drive face to face and virtual meetings
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and IT individuals at all levels
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organisational skills with an ability to manage competing client demands
  • Best practice understanding of the use of appropriate tools, such as Jira, Azure DevOps, Microsoft Project and all Microsoft Office tools.


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Competitive salary, matched to your experience

25 days annual leave

+ bank holidays, of course.

Pension with 3% contributions

Flexible Hours

Core office hours of 10 - 4

Hybrid Working

Most of our people work 3 days at the office, 2 at home

Modern Workspace

Spacious kitchen, pool table, showers... and great views.

Personalised Kit

The tools you need to do your job, plus the extras you need to work from home effectively. 

Learning & Development

Your own tailored development plan and the training courses you need to succeed. 

Health Perks

Free breakfast and fruit, free eye tests and 2 weeks paid sick leave

Discount Perks

Highstreet discounts app, corporate travel and cycle to work scheme

Free food!

Free breakfasts, fruit and tea and coffee.

Family Friendly

As well as out flexible hours and hybrid pattern, we offer enhanced maternity and paternity leave.