Project Management Consultant and Software Development Manager: International Development

Scriptoria Sustainable Development Solutions

Closing date for applications: 9 June 2023, 11.59 PM (GMT)
Organisation: Scriptoria Sustainable Development Solutions (
Contract: Full time, permanent (5 days/week)
Location: Remote (with occasional travel to London) or Hybrid (London office)
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Experience: 4 years minimum
Start date: ASAP (latest July 2023)

Who you are

Are you looking for your next challenge as an experienced project manager? Do you have a keen
interest in data, software and digital projects? Are you passionate about sustainable and
international development? Are you excited to join a small and fast-paced team at a key point
in their growth journey as an ethical, values-driven organisation?

Who we are and what we are looking for

Scriptoria is an award-winning international development consulting company specialising in
knowledge management, data solutions and communications, related to climate change,
international development, sustainable agriculture, health, water and other environmental
issues. The team you’ll be joining is our Consulting, Data and Software Team, which has a
strong track record producing software and data systems that help international development
projects to more efficiently manage and deliver programmes.

We’re looking for a friendly, outgoing individual who has strong management skills (at least
four years of experience), in an international development setting. You need to be
delivery-driven, organised and a problem solver. You’ll be working to support with project
management and the delivery of key knowledge management and software projects for clients, so
it’s important that you are a “people person”.

We are looking for someone with a keen interest in software and the tools used to manage
projects. Experience in managing software development projects will be a distinct advantage but
not essential – as training will be given. Equally, if you have more of a software background
and want to transition into international/sustainable development and ethically focused work we
can support that too.

The role

You will play the key role of working with Scriptoria’s senior consultants to manage the
development of our web-based project management tools, both internally and in client-facing
contexts (this will include planning, monitoring and budgeting).

You will be required to liaise with Scriptoria’s clients, balance a busy workload and deliver
high-quality work to deadlines. We’re looking for someone who will enjoy contributing to the
diverse activities that our consultancy services cover and is able to engage with a wide range
of subject areas and sectors.

The role will include the following:

  • Helping to develop and implement new project management tools and solutions for sustainable
    development programmes and organisations
  • Supporting with the monitoring and managing of projects – transitioning to managing
    projects entirely once ready
  • Presenting work to Scriptoria’s clients and training them in the tools and services we
  • Management/line management of team members as the company grows
  • Supporting with company business development and marketing, and the development of internal
    systems to facilitate Scriptoria’s expansion.

Key skills and experience


Qualifications and skills

  • A 2:1 or first-class honours degree
  • At least four years of experience in an area relevant to Scriptoria’s consulting, data
    and/or software-development work
  • Outstanding English language, writing and communications skills, to the standard of a
    native speaker
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the UK

Characteristics and interests

  • A friendly, open personality (bright, cheerful, confident)
  • A passion for international development and project management
  • An interest in finding information technology solutions to improve project and data
    management systems
  • Confident use of computers and a willingness to learn new IT systems and software
  • The confidence and professionalism required to present to and work with Scriptoria’s
  • The ability to work very well under pressure and self-manage
  • The ability to juggle multiple tasks and deliver high-quality outputs to tight deadlines


  • A master’s degree, PhD or other advanced qualification
  • Experience working with programmes such as Microsoft SharePoint or other management
    information systems
  • Experience working with database and front-end web developers
  • Experience working with user interface design tools and DevOps tools

Our senior team has an exceptional skill set, and we recognise that candidates with all the
skills we need simply may not exist. Don’t worry if you have some of the skills we want but
lack others – we can and will train you to fill those gaps.

Salary and annual leave

Salary: £35,000 p/a. Annual leave is 25 days plus public/statutory holidays.

Place of work

Our staff have the choice about whether to work from home or from our office in Tooting, SW
London, or a mixture of both, during regular operational hours. You might be asked to come into
the office if key projects require this. If working from home, staff must have a working
environment suitable for holding video-call meetings with clients. Wherever you work, you will
interact regularly with senior team members to gain new skills and exchange ideas.

How to apply

Please send your tailored CV and a cover letter explaining why you are the ideal applicant to
Lucie Tavernier at [email protected] by 11.59 PM (GMT) on
09/06/2023, clearly stating the reference 15605 in the subject line.

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on a rolling basis so invitations to
interview may be sent to excellent candidates before applications close. 

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you do not
receive a response from us within six weeks of the deadline then we have decided not to proceed
any further with your application.

By submitting your application to us you agree for Scriptoria to retain your details in line
with GDPR. These will only be used in relation to recruitment.

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