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Project Manager - 12 month contract

Date: 04-Jan-2023

Location: Oxford/ Hybrid, GB

Company: Nominet

We’re Nominet – a world-leading domain name registry. For over 25 years, we’ve been operating at the heart of internet infrastructure. While we're best known for running .UK domains, we also help protect public services from cyber threat.

Our aim is to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. We know that technology has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities and providing support where it’s needed most.

As a public benefit company, our work funds the ability to make a positive impact on society. We’ve donated millions to projects that use technology to improve peoples’ lives and have committed to delivering £60m worth of support over the next three years.

We understand the impact the Internet has on the environment and are committed to helping the UK reach Net Zero by 2050. We’re already a Carbon Neutral company through offsetting our emissions and will continue to work on reducing our footprint.


About the role:   
Nominet Protective DNS Solutions are specifically designed for governments. They offer world class threat intelligence, discovery of malicious activity and blocking of malicious connections. They enable governments to enact early incident response and offer informed guidance to the public sector and beyond of the most imminent threats, elevating national cyber situational awareness.  


We are looking for a Project Manager who will fulfil a vital role managing multiple complex concurrent projects / work streams within Nominet Cyber and across the wider business, liaising with customers and other departments to ensure a successful project delivery within budget and on time.  


This role is a 12-month fixed term contract.  
The essential bits:   
You will be responsible for the core team coordination, stakeholder communications and planning and breaking down dependencies to ensure that progress is tracked, risk and issues are flagged and critical interdependencies across the various teams are managed.  


You will have demonstrable experience of working with project sponsors, stakeholders, and functional teams to identify the high-level plan and scope of work for a project, put in place appropriate project governance and determine project roles and responsibilities.  


You’ll be working alongside a scrum team and although you will not need to come from a strong technical background, awareness of technical lingo and project nuances would be beneficial.  


You will be either PRINCE2 and Agile trained and / or to have demonstrable project management experience. Whilst experience of using a development workflow system such as Jira would be helpful, it isn't essential.  

About you and your experience:   


You will be joining us at the start of the journey and therefore experience of successfully delivering projects to time and in budget is essential.  

You will be detail-orientated and highly organised. Tenacious in your approach delivering high quality work at short notice and to tight deadlines. You will have the ability to solve problems and brilliant at building relationships and managing stakeholders, with the ability to multi-task and juggle lots of strands with differing priorities.  


 What’s in it for you?  


This is an exciting project at you’ll be joining us at the start of that journey, therefore laying the foundations and working the project in a style that you see fit.


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Equal opportunities

Cybersecurity is a community effort. That’s why we’re committed to building an inclusive, diverse community that celebrates and welcomes everyone – unless they’re a cybercriminal, of course.

We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and we’d encourage you to join us whatever your background.

We consider everyone equally: your race, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, marital status, nationality, or any other protected characteristic won’t affect your application.

We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.

Security checks

All roles working for Nominet will be subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. Some roles due to the nature of their work, will require additional security clearance.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with us.

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