Project Manager

Project Manager

Project Managers, or Project Leaders, are responsible for project planning and execution, as well as monitoring the project throughout its lifecycle to ensure delivery within budget and on time. They have great time management and organisation skills, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of people.

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Average Salary

£30,000 - £44,000

Work Location


What does this role involve?

Typical duties include:

  • Planning the project and monitoring progress
  • Identifying and managing risks
  • Communicating with project stakeholders
  • Ensuring the project remains within budget


  • Analytical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Project management


  • GCSE grades A*-C
  • A-Levels
  • Higher Education Diploma
  • T Level in Project Management or related subject
  • Level 4 NVQ, equivalent Level 5 Diploma or equivalent Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management or related subject
  • Relevant project-specific health and safety qualifications

Example Qualifications

  • Level 4 NVQ
  • Level 5 Award
  • Level 5 Certificate
  • Level 5 Diploma
  • Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship


  • East Anglia: £34,469
  • East Midlands: £38,919
  • London: £44,186
  • North East: £29,524
  • North West: £34,425
  • Scotland: £33,281
  • South East: £39,457
  • South West: £35,120
  • Wales: £40,575
  • West Midlands: £38,753
  • Yorkshire The Humber £34,468

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