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Aareon Project Manager (2 year Fixed Term)

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Technology

  • Job type:

    Contract/Freelance

  • Salary:

    Circa £50,000

  • Job ref:

    92655

  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Duration:

    2 year Fixed Term Contract

  • Expiry date:

    2020-03-19

  • Startdate:

    2020-03-12 00:00:00

  • Client:

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Aareon Project Manager (2 year Fixed Term)

Salary: Circa £50,000
Job Type: Full Time, 2 year Fixed Term Contract
Location: Head Office, West Didsbury, Manchester
Benefits: Include fabulous, new, modern office environment, great pension options, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, option to buy and sell, flexi days, fantastic learning and development opportunities, savings club, cycle to work scheme and much more

About the role:

Great Places is due to enter into partnership with Equity on 1 April 2020, and adopt Aareon QL as its housing management system. This is a high profile project of significant scale which will involve an integration of Open Housing into Aareon QL, as well as ensuring the configuration of the system helps support the achievement of the partnership objectives. This project will impact all areas of the business as Aaeron becomes the principle software solution across all housing and asset management disciplines. Reporting to the PMO Manager as a key member of the integration programme team, the Aareon Project Manager will provide effective leadership for the Aareon project, coordinating across multiple departments, to ensure the successful implementation of this system across the whole business.

You will project manage the implementation of Aareon QL as the organisation’s housing and asset management system. You’ll take a lead on ensuring the Aareon solution supports the technical, service delivery, and cultural integration of Great Places and

Equity as well as delivering the project on time, on budget and to the required standard. You will coordinate stakeholders across multiple departments and to effectively sequence the various workstreams as part of the project objectives & milestones and work with the business to maximise the benefits of the Aareon system.

About You:

- Project management qualification e.g. Prince 2 / PMI – PMP (essential).
- Degree level education or equivalent (desirable).
- Qualified to minimum GCSE grade C or equivalent in English and Maths.
- Experience of managing system implementation projects is essential.
- Experience of working with Aareon QL is essential.
- Experience of working within the Social Housing industry is desirable.
- Competence across a full range of Microsoft Office products.
- Ability to compile accurate reports.
- The ability to see the bigger picture and how projects help deliver strategy.
- Ability to work flexibly and when needed, outside normal working hours.
- Experience of working with OpenHousing is desirable.

You may have experience of the following: Software Implementation Manager, IT Project Manager, Implementation Consultant, Technical Consultant, Social Housing,

Systems Implementation, Housing Management Software, Software Delivery Manager, Aareon, etc.

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

About our company:

Great Places Housing Group is not your average housing association. We are a forward-thinking, profit-for-purpose business that works hard to improve the lives of residents in our 19,000 homesacross the North West and Yorkshire.

Our work doesn’tstop at our customers’ front door. The surplus we make is invested back into the business to fund building new homes and to provide a full range of support services for some of the most vulnerable members of society including the homeless, young parents, older people and those with mental health needs.


We are extremely proud of our dedicated, passionate and friendly colleagues who live our values and work hard to make a difference every day. Working for us you will be part of something special and in return, we offer a competitive package with a range of enhanced benefits, and learning and development opportunities to help you achieve and exceed your potential.

Ref: 92655