MIS Implementation Project Manager - 3 month Contract

MIS Implementation Project Manager - 3 month Contract

About the role

You will work closely with secondary school teams to plan and manage the implementation of their new Arbor MIS.

You will work closely with the key stakeholders, keeping an open communication of what’s happening and when, managing the data migration, planning their configuration of Arbor (what features and functionality they will use), as well as working with the school to coordinate training and support for their team.

During the school's onboarding, you will report on their key successes & challenges, enabling them to celebrate what’s going well and supporting them to make Arbor a success at their school.

This is an initial 3 month contract and there may be the potential for this role to become permanent. We are open to flexible working requests for this role.

Core responsibilities

  • Onboarding secondary schools to the Arbor MIS, including managing the data migration process.
  • Scoping and planning of multiple projects to ensure key milestones and objectives are achievable and aligned to the client’s priorities. 
  • Preparing, planning and leading internal and external calls and meetings to ensure customer priorities are being met and disseminate information to relevant teams. 
  • Coordinating with the training team to ensure schools training needs are being met.
  • Preparing client facing documentation and presenting in Executive Status Meetings during Implementation to ensure project milestones are being met and the project is on track, including client status and risks. 
  • Being the escalation point for risk and project dependencies of the school.
  • Planning mitigation against risk and providing solutions, including visits to clients to ensure that client remains successful. 
  • Responsible for overall project success and customer outcomes and feedback.

About you 

You will have proven time management and multitasking skills within project management. Beyond that, we’d love to see:

  • Experience of working with a software or MIS implementation within a secondary school and good understanding of schools’ data needs and requirements.
  • Able to project manage complex, overlapping projects to tight timeframes within budget. 
  • Experience in guiding organisations through systems change management.
  • A proven track record in building relationships with Key Stakeholders to understand their needs and communicate clearly with them throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Confident working effectively within an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and results-oriented culture.
  • Experience using a CRM/MIS database system to interpret data in order to understand clients’ needs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft and Mac OS Platforms, able to use Excel/ Google Sheets to a high level of expertise.

The safety and wellbeing of all Arbor employees is our number one priority. Therefore this role will be home based for the foreseeable future during the COVID-19 outbreak and will subsequently be based at our Leeds City Centre or West London office once it is safe to return to an office environment. We will visit customers when schools are adapted to their new ways of working and are ready to welcome us. 

Please note: We are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.


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Perks and Benefits

You'll have the chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. We also offer:

  • Professional development budget 🎓

    At Arbor we're passionate about learning, and to support this we have a dedicated training budget for all teams.

  • Mental health and wellness 🧠

    Dedicated Mental Health First Aiders and Wellbeing Champions with ongoing support and learning around mental health.

  • Volunteering day 🤝

    We're all about making an impact! So everyone who joins us gets 1 day a year to volunteer for a charity or cause of their choice.

  • Regular team socials 🥳

    We have regular team socials where we spend dedicated time together. This year we've had BBQs, been to theatre shows, gone white water rafting, and more!

  • Half-day summer Fridays 😎

    Plus, we shut the office for a day at Easter and over Christmas so you get some extra time off then too!

  • Employee Assistance Programme 🧘‍♀️

    Choice of comprehensive 24/7 support services with UK and Ireland's most trusted health and wellbeing network.

  • Flexible working 🤸‍♀️

    Depending on your role we can also offer you flexible working - just mention it in your interview and we'll let you know what your options are

  • Dog-friendly offices 🐕

    Our offices are dog friendly, so if you'd like to bring your canine companion in for the day, that's no problem!

  • GRC Accredited ✔︎

    The Good Recruitment Charter defines good recruitment practice through key principles that we aspire to.

Workplace and Culture

We’re a diverse and experienced team of ex-teachers, edtech engineers and education specialists passionate about making a difference to the sector.  
Ultimately, we’re here to help make our schools and trusts stress a little less, and focus on what matters most - improving the lives of teachers and outcomes of students everywhere!


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