Project Manager – WordPress

  • Full Time
  • UK

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About Wholegrain Digital
Wholegrain Digital is on a mission to use design and web technology to help create a sustainable future. We want to lead the way in becoming a truly sustainable business and greening the internet.
Established in 2007, we are one of Europe’s most established WordPress web design agencies, working with some of the world’s most positive organisations and we are proud to be a Certified B Corporation.
Based in London, our team adopt a semi-remote working culture with the aim of providing the perfect balance of customer service, team interaction and work-life harmony.  We work to create an inclusive and supportive environment in which people are empowered to do their best work and are valued for their contribution, regardless of their background. Our non-conventional structure avoids politics and bureaucracy, encouraging all team members to challenge and be challenged in order to continually improve every aspect of what we do.

About the Role
We are looking for a highly organised and proactive project manager, with great communication skills and an ability to set clear boundaries to keep projects on track.
The main aspect of the role will be to manage WordPress web design and development projects, liaise with other team members to identify the best solutions for clients and to consult clients on their requirements. Occasionally you’ll be requested to assist Account Managers to scope new enquiries. You’ll need to be proactive, confident and friendly with clients, have a solid understanding of the market and solutions we provide, and have excellent attention to detail.
The role is a semi-remote position in which you will split your time between working from home, our office in London and attending client meetings at their offices in and around London.
Salary: £35,000-42,000

During a typical project you will:
Communicate with the client to gather requirements & source material
Advise the client on the best solution for their needs
Build and manage effective project teams
Manage designers and developers to ensure client objectives are being met or exceeded
Creatively solve problems
Advise on design direction
Provide status updates to the client
Conduct quality control on the projects that you manage
Set and manage clear boundaries in projects
Manage project timelines and budgets

Desired Skills: 
Excellent communication skills
Ability to learn quickly
Understanding of web technology and how it can serve client’s needs (though you do not need to be able to write code)
Detailed understanding and enthusiasm for WordPress (or willingness to learn quickly)
Confidence using web based applications
Ability to understand business requirements of Wholegrain and our clients
Ability to work under pressure, with high attention to detail
The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
A good eye for design
Passion for web design trends and user experience
Passion for delivering great customer service
Refine processes that exist and develop new processes for the team and monitor the implementation
Understanding of SEO fundamentals
Honesty and integrity

Desired Experience:
Experience managing web design and development projects end to end, including management of people, time and budgets
Experience using the WordPress CMS
Experience working in a team and managing different personality types
Experience of working remotely
Experience talking to clients in meetings, on the phone and by email
Experience giving presentations

Benefits:
Flexible working
Competitive salary, based on experience, the range for this role is £35 to £42K
22 days of holiday + 8 bank holidays
Birthday off
Extra day of leave for using renewable energy at home
Paid volunteering opportunities, team days & team lunches
Pension
Free access to London’s Santander bikes
Climate Perks Scheme
Discounts and invitations to events and facilities at Somerset House

How To Apply: 
We get a lot of good CVs but what we are really looking for is a remarkable individual. Please ensure you include a cover letter, and CV with your application. Please note, we will only be in contact with successful applicants. The cover letter should include an answer to the question “ why are you the remarkable person that we are looking for?”.

Recruitment agencies – please don’t contact us.

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