Local recruitment: Digital Project Manager


London, UK 🇬🇧

Contract type: 12-month fixed term contract (maternity cover) starting May 2023
Salary: £42,871 – £45,149 with excellent benefits
Hybrid Working A minimum of 40% of working time is spent face to face, either in London office, or as a result of external engagement or travel for WaterAid. WaterAid is located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Closing date: Applications will close 23:59 on Sunday 5th March 2023. Shortlisting and interviews may take place on a rolling basis and the application process will close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date.

How to Apply: To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

About WaterAid:
Want to use your skills in digital project management to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?
We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.
Join WaterAid as Digital Project Manager to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

About the Team:
The WaterAid Digital Product team supports and directly delivers activities to grow online revenue and supporter engagement as well as supporting digital activities globally across the international WaterAid Federation.

About the Role:
We are looking for an organised and detail-focused individual to oversee delivery of larger pieces of development work to support the Digital Product team in providing the organisation with the digital platforms and tools required to support WaterAid’s fundraising, campaigning and advocacy work.
In this role, you will work with internal teams and third parties to ensure that all aspects of our projects are delivered accurately and to required deadlines. You will be the hub of communication for digital projects, overseeing design, development, production and testing of projects.

You’ll also:

  • Consult with stakeholders to gather detailed requirements, building on the initial feasibility work of the Product Manager.
  • Create and maintain project plans and establish commitment to plan with the stakeholders and external suppliers.
  • Maintain the integrity of the project and push back when the scope creeps or suggested budgets are not realistic.

About You:

  • Proven track record of successful Project Management (PM) on digital projects.
  • Formal Project Management qualification such as Prince 2 Practitioner, PMP and/or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner.
  • Experienced in use of PM tools such as JIRA.
  • Proven experience of website development, maintenance and implementation.
  • Proven experience of digital project planning, scoping and specification phases.
  • A good awareness of enterprise level Content Management Systems.
  • Sound problem solving and analytical skills, with excellent attention for detail combined with the ability to see the bigger picture.

Although not essential, we also prefer you to have:

  • Working knowledge of Drupal CMS
  • Good understanding of user experience (UX) and information architecture principles

* 36 days’ holiday (including 8 Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
* Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangement
* Season Ticket Loan
* Free annual eye tests
* Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
* Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave
* Sabbaticals
* Volunteer Day

Our Commitment:
An inclusive workplace: We are committed to being an organisation where everyone is included, respected, and empowered to be their best. We represent and celebrate our staff, partners and everyone we work with, and create a culture where everyone can reach their full potential.

Equal opportunities: We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.

Safeguarding: We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. As a safeguarding measure, WaterAid carries out background checks on all potential employees. This is done following the conclusion of recruitment and prior to assuming full employment




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development