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Project Lead
London, United Kingdom



The Project Lead is responsible for the planning and execution of all projects and programmes within the Truant London’s portfolio of accounts, from above the line and film production to simple banner campaigns, from radio ads to content managed websites. You will have extremely strong delivery skills and will be capable of leading projects with budgets in excess of £250k.
The Project Lead will have sole responsibility for multiple concurrent above and below the line projects across a varied client base. Day-to-day project responsibilities may be undertaken by individual client team members where available, but overall ownership of all project deliverables will rest with the Project Lead.
The role will involve the following activities:
 Ensuring project objectives are being delivered at a high quality, on time, on brief and within budget – in accordance with the relevant project plans.

 Working hands on where required across any and all projects

 Resourcing (both in-house and 3rd party) of all projects

 Working alongside our in-house TV producer where appropriate

 Ownership of project planning and overall project progress, including resolving issues, managing budget and initiating corrective action as appropriate.

 Ensuring proactive communication with stakeholders to ensure all parties are engaged with the projects, such that reviews and signoffs are properly managed

 Ensuring risks to the project’s successful outcome are managed, and progress of the projects is reported at regular intervals to internal and external stakeholders

 Ensuring clear management of third-party suppliers contributing to the projects

 Monitoring overall resource allocations and capacity for all projects, traffic managing where necessary.

 Serving as the primary contact between the finance team and the delivery teams.

 Regular (weekly) top-level project status and financial reports to the partner

The Project Lead role interfaces daily with all disciplines within Truant. The role requires:
 Strong client-facing and negotiation skills

 Effective team management and motivation skills

 Problem solving skills and prioritisation skills

 Excellent communication skills, including written English, verbal presentation and visual representation

 The ability to plan, and chair meetings and conference calls

 Disciplined PM skills: risk management, status reporting, change management

 Effective estimation and proposal writing

 Practical understanding of creative, digital and media development processes

 In-depth knowledge of Prince 2 and/or SCRUM

Experience & Qualities
The role requires the following demonstrable experience:
 Client management experience

 Experience of managing delivery teams

 Experience of estimating and proposal writing

 Experience of writing and working to SLAs / SOWs

 Previous experience working in a creative and / or digital agency

 Proven experience managing £250k+ projects or programmes

 Some experience in delivering film, content and print projects

 Strong drive and effectiveness

 First class communication skills

 Client and internal stakeholder management skills

About Truant
Formed in 2012 as Hometown, and relaunched in 2018, Truant London is a creative communications business based in Shoreditch, with a focus on helping clients build maximum attention for their brands.
We advise clients on communications strategy and execution (Truant Advertising), media strategy (Truant Media), and music strategy and partnerships (Truant Music).
Truant Advertising, Truant Music & Truant Media form a unique strategic and creative offering to clients who seek attention and aren't afraid to break a few rules to get it.
Current clients include: Virgin Group, Royal Caribbean, Perrigo, 3Tone Records, Simply Business, Kuflink, and End Youth Homelessness.