Project Manager - The Unit

Digital, Media & Technology

Brighton and Hove

Closing date: 03/08/2017

The Unit is a strategy, design and technology company based in central Brighton. We work on exciting and innovative projects, from Internet of Things prototypes to substantial digital change programmes. Our clients include household names in international finance, global energy and bespoke travel.

So why work with The Unit?

We’re growing and we want you to grow with us. Your career and personal development is a key part of the deal. You’ll get an annual training budget to spend on things that really interest you and help you to flourish.

We’re all about creative thinking. You’ll take part in regular Innovation Days and knowledge sharing sessions, so we really get to know what you're passionate about. You’ll also get the chance to take these ideas to the next level with leading-edge projects and new technology.

We are team players; there are no lone wolves in our pack. You’ll be working collaboratively with talented, creative colleagues and interesting clients who we see as partners, not just customers.

We’re a friendly bunch and love getting out and about. Whether it’s beer Friday, birthdays, bouldering, bingo or one of our legendary company jollies, you’ll get to know everyone really quickly (over sharing is something we’re working on).

So, if you think we can put your talents to work, then please get in touch.

Job Description:


We require an experienced agile project manager to join our growing delivery team. You are responsible for the successful management and delivery of projects ensuring high quality output, on time and on budget; maintaining and enhancing client relationships.


Key role responsibilities:


  • To ensure the successful and smooth initiation, management and delivery of multiple projects, through strong leadership, internal process and Agile best practice
  • To plan and run engaging client meetings, show and tells, sprint reviews, daily standups, sprint planning and retrospective sessions
  • To plan and prioritise work efficiently, negotiating and allocating resources as required
  • To produce accurate and effective Statements of Work and other project documentation
  • To collaborate effectively with clients, act as the first point of contact for day-to-day project communication, maintain and enhance relationships, manage expectations
  • To work closely with internal teams and stakeholders to ensure all projects follow internal processes and protocol
  • To actively monitor and manage overall project progress, budget, and risk and escalate major issues through the correct channels immediately
  • To conduct end of project retrospectives with the client and team, and to share and implement improvements
Skills Range:


  • Strong project management knowledge, experience and skills
  • Thorough understanding of Agile project management principles
  • Strong client-facing skills with a friendly and approachable personality
  • Strong problem solving skills and strategic thinking
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken to all project audiences
  • Good knowledge of UX, web technologies and web development work flow
  • Proactive and highly organised, with strong time management and planning skills
  • Able to meet client and project deadlines and remain calm under pressure
  • Effectively manage all aspects of a successful project throughout its lifecycle
Person Specification:


  • A positive attitude: a ‘can do’ approach and good work ethic
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with internal teams and clients
  • Honest, reliable, flexible, cooperative and collaborative
  • Commercial awareness and client focus
  • Sensible, pragmatic, diplomatic and tactful
  • Passionate about digital and a significant interest in new technologies


Key Area: Project Management Project Management
Attendance: Full-Time
Additional Information:


  • Competitive salary
  • Modern offices in the heart of Brighton
  • Generous personal development budget to invest in your career
  • Regular innovation days.
  • Weekly knowledge-shares and skills swap
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Friendly sociable team
  • Friday beers and regular socials
  • Well-stocked fruit bowl and snacks
  • Childcare vouchers, bike to work scheme

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