Part-time Project Manager Wanted (regular remote work)

Part-time, self-employed position

Working around 20 hours per week, mostly during UK office hours

Working entirely from home/the location of your choice

Pay: Please tell us your expectations when you apply

Start date: ASAP

 

 

To apply, please complete the application form here. CVs will not be accepted.

Applications close at 10pm on Monday 27th January, however early applications will be considered favourably.

 

Calling organised, friendly humans who get things done!

Insider Trends helps large retailers innovate and create world-leading, profitable retail ecosystems. We’ve helped Marks & Spencer, Galeries Lafayette, Chanel, EE, Unilever, L’Oreal and Lego understand what’s coming next in the world of retail and how they can boost profits. We pride ourselves on providing exciting yet easy-to-understand insight and inspiration.

 

We’re now looking for someone super organised to become the backbone for our team. You’ll coordinate team members to make sure everyone knows what their role in a project is, and to ensure everything gets done on time at high quality. You’ll have systems and document templates that you swear by, which let you keep track of numerous tiny, important threads.

Company processes are documented in a range of manuals for each team member. Everyone has solid documentation on what they’re supposed to be doing, sometimes they just need reminding.

You’ll be happy carrying out a range of tasks to support projects as needed. These may include responding to clients, invoicing, making arrangements for presentations, booking buses and so on.


If you’re organised and keen to achieve, with an ability to keep track of multiple small threads, you have everything you need to do this role.

 

We are a small, fast growing team – we’re ideally looking for someone who’s hungry to grow their skills, experience, responsibility and earnings with us.

This is a self-employed position – you’ll have a lot of control over your hours and place of work. You’re welcome to work from any place in the world with a reliable internet connection.

We will need you to roughly keep to a schedule that you define, checking in at least 3-4 days a week during UK office hours. Most of the hours you put in will need to be on weekdays between 9am and 6pm, UK time. This means you’ll be able to speak to partners and clients during their working day, and we’ll know when you’re happy for us to contact you.

As it is a self-employed position, you will be responsible for paying your own tax and National Insurance, as well as saving money to cover times when you are sick or on holiday. If applicable, you will need a Visa that allows you to be self-employed. You’ll need to supply your own fast, wifi-enabled laptop.

 

We hope to hear from people from every walk of life – including people looking to change careers, people looking to get back into work, graduates and more.

 

 

To apply, please complete the application form here. CVs will not be accepted.

Applications close at 10pm on Monday 27th January, however early applications will be considered favourably.

 

Your role

You’ll be responsible for the following activities:

 

Project management (primary responsibility, however these activities may take a handful of hours each week)

– Coordinating teams of up to 7 part-time people – clarifying what each person should do by when. Each team member is familiar with their role in projects, they just need clear instructions and deadlines.

– Holding team members accountable to hitting deadlines and communicating when things aren’t going as planned

– Ensuring quality control – we have documents and clear quality standards, sometimes team members just need reminding!

– Refining systems and processes so the team can self-manage as much as possible

– Communicating mini-projects to freelancers and answering their questions

– Devise potential solutions to challenges our business faces, research options and present recommendations in note form

 

Project and team support (as time allows)

– Set up interviews and phone calls for other team members

– Promote and coordinate recruitment drives

– Bringing projects to life by booking meetings, room hire, buses, additional assistance and group meals. We will provide you with a list of things to organise – it’ll be your job to book it in.

– Liaising with events managers to clarify project brief and tech setup for presentations

– Invoice clients (using information and templates we’ll provide)

– Other admin and project support

 


Person specification

Essential attributes – you MUST:

– Be extremely well organised, with a high level of attention to detail

– Love getting things done!

– Love a good system and clear documentation, with systems and processes that you already swear by

– Be a proactive problem solver

– Be comfortable co-ordinating both projects and people

– Be happy and comfortable on the phone, speaking to team members and clients

– Be comfortable using and teaching yourself to use new computer interfaces (eg Google Drive, Google Calendar, Chrome plugins, PayPal, Trello, other systems as required)

– Be a fast learner

 

It’s certainly not essential, but it’d be great if you:

– Have excellent spelling and grammar

– Have sales experience, or are interested in persuading others

– Have previous experience of managing and co-ordinating others

– Are interested in business, retail, strategy and/or innovation

 

To apply, please complete the application form here. CVs will not be accepted.

Applications close at 10pm on Monday 27th January, however early applications will be considered favourably.

 

Thanks for reading – we look forward to hearing from you!