Project Manager – Defence

  • Permanent
  • Maidstone, Kent, UK
  • Salary: £45K - £48K + Excellent Benefits
  • Ref: TP4106

An exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join MKC Training to manage a range of projects for defence customers in the training domain.

We are looking for a Project Manager with a defence background, experience within defence training would be of benefit. The role will manage internal and external projects and include activities related to the winning of new and follow-on business.

The Background
MKC Training Services Ltd (MKC Training) is a wholly owned subsidiary of MidKent College, established in 2008 as part of an innovative public, private partnership with the Ministry of Defence and embedded within the world famous Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) in Chatham, Kent.

They are an outstanding expert in the design and delivery of innovative teaching, learning, assessment, and training design. Supporting employers, training providers, and awarding organisations to provide a stimulating environment to help individuals and organisations achieve their goals.

Over the last 13 years MKC Training has developed a deep subject specialism and knowledge across construction, engineering and the associated professional skills. This specialist expertise, experience and capability has been underpinned by our work with the RSME. Working as part of the Holdfast Training Services (HTS) consortium in a 30 year Public Private Partnership (PPP) designing, managing, delivering and assessing a wide range of high quality artisan, technical and professional training for military engineers.

The Opportunity

We have an exciting future ahead of us. MKC Training has grown from small origins and is now able to maximise opportunities to grow, and further diversify its work.

The HTS contract provides a significant foundation for MKC Training with the ability to develop and grow new training techniques, methodology and technologies.

You will be an experienced project manager with a strong partnership ethos and background in defence projects or defence training projects. The role will provide you the enviable opportunity to join a unique organisation, collaborating with industry and military partners. We are looking for those that are passionate about training to join this remarkable team of dedicated professionals to make a difference to our business.

The Role

The Project Manager will lead the delivery of one or more projects with defence clients. Working with stakeholders from across the business you will be engaged in all parts of the project lifecycle, working with the business winning team to develop solutions for bids, through to delivering customer projects and internal change projects.

What will I be doing?

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of positive engagement with project customers, partners and suppliers.
  • Embed a culture in line with the company values into the delivery of your projects.
  • Responsible for the delivery of the project outputs, to an agreed baseline (including – customer satisfaction, time, cost and quality).
  • Ensure project members operate in line with the operating procedures.

What do I need?

  • Drive and determination to achieve successful project delivery.
  • Must present a proactive and dynamic professional attitude to internal and external customers.
  • Have experience in a Project Management role with a relevant qualification.

Recognising the potential nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits that include: 6 weeks holidays (plus bank hols), contributory pension, private healthcare, on-site gym / sports equipment, sick pay, cycle to work and on-going professional development.

Some Hybrid working is available with this role.

MKC Training are passionate about the success they deliver to their learners, their core values are:

– Commitment to learner success
– Investment in People
– Collaboration through partnership to achieve shared goals
– Innovation to prepare for tomorrow

MKC Training is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. Candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, faith or belief, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or age.

All posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service application. MKC Training follows the DBS Code of Practice.

Note to Recruitment Agencies – this recruitment project is under a managed service contract – direct approaches to the client will not be accepted.

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