Contract Project Manager

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Cognassist is the UK’s leading cognitive assessment and neurodiversity platform, working with over 100 of the UK's best education providers to transform the lives on learners. 1 in 5 learners in the UK leave education with no basic qualifications. Yes, it’s a scary statistic. Whilst we’ve made significant progress to reduce barriers to education in the UK, we’re still failing 20% of our learners.

Specifically, most learning providers, whether they’re universities, colleges, adult learning or apprenticeship providers struggle with:

1. Easily identifying learners with additional needs

2. Supporting those learners to succeed across their educational journey

That’s why we built Cognassist. To help every learner reach their full potential and empower learning providers for the future.

We’re on a mission to make sure, no learner is left behind.

Our platform offers a scalable and accessible digital cognitive assessment, personalised learner journeys with over 500 learning strategies and state of the art neuroscience training for learning providers. This year alone we’ve assessed over 85,000 learners, grown the marketing team by 100% and picked up Global EdTech Start Up of the Year award.

The role:

Cognassist are looking for a Contract Project Manager to assist our team of product and engineering experts. The role will cover the day to day management of a busy engineering function at a key time of growth. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated and solution-oriented team builder with a fanatical attention to detail and a proactive, “get things done” attitude. Experience of the start-up / scale-up and SaaS ecosystem a huge advantage. The successful candidate will take ownership of the delivery function of a company that is rapidly scaling to meet customer demand and sales growth, and as such should be prepared to be very hands on.

What we’re looking for:

  • Advanced knowledge and 5+ years' experience working with Agile and Lean methodology and the ability to define, coach and embed the best approach
  • Agile certification to a high lebel (CSM, CSP, CTC, PSM or equivalent)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable experience of successful SaaS delivery throughout the full product life cycle
  • 3-5 years previous team leadership and scaling experience in a matrix or multi-disciplinary structure
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Analytically driven to ensure continuous improvement and clear progress towards KPIs
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Mentoring and coaching engineering team performance to ensure delivery objectives are met
  • Defining metrics to enable teams to track progress, goals and areas for improvement
  • Ensuring end products are of the highest quality, fully tested and deployed on time
  • Improving collaboration and motivation through effective process implementation and successful conflict resolution
  • Identifying and removing obstacles to delivery, manage risk and dependencies for complex initiatives
  • Championing and implementing the most appropriate agile processes and ceremonies to ensure focus
  • Encouraging and facilitating continuous improvement of the delivery team
  • Supporting the product management and engineering function in realising the roadmap and backlog prioritisation

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

We do the nice stuff too.

We know job satisfaction isn't just about doing a good job. We want to look after our employees and offer a range of benefits to help them look after themselves.

  • Flexibility

    We want people to work where they work best and have a range of flexible working arrangements.

  • Benefits

    We offer a range of benefits to ensure our employees can access the care they need.

  • Giving back

    Being part of a community means contributing to it and we offer paid volunteering days so employees can give back to theirs.

Uniqueness is a superpower

Our culture really matters to us at Cognassist.

We know our vision of creating a more inclusive world, starts with us.

Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience drives us forward every day. We welcome candidates from all walks of life.

And we’re committed to authentically investing in our people.

We provide our teams with the best possible benefits, the latest tools, and nurturing environments to work in.

We always strive to empower people to do their best work and deliver real impact.


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