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IT Project Lead

La Fosse Associates are currently partnered with a client who are looking to hire an IT Project Lead into their team, on an initial 6 month contract. This role is outside IR35, paying £600-£650 a day and will be a mixture of hybrid working, with the client being based in Edinburgh. They will probably want 1-2 days a week in the office moving forward, in line with the Government Guidelines.

The purpose of this role is to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of projects assigned following the organisation's processes and standards. Assist with the refinement of Business Cases e.g. identification of solution options, provision of high level initial costings, and identification of attendant development risks. Ensure quality of Business Requirement Documents. Analyse existing systems and translate requirements into user stories for developers. Liaise with Systems Testing, DevOps, Applications Support & UAT teams during lifecycle of project. Leadership of staff assigned for the duration of projects. Communication of progress, risks and issues with the Change Team, or sponsors, and senior management when required.


  • Timely delivery of quality software solutions, built in accordance with the software development principles and guidelines
  • Give day-to-day direction on tasks to allocated resources to deliver against agreed requirements
  • Ensure quality of solutions delivered and future maintainability
  • Scalability and availability of applications developed, and consideration of non-functional requirements
  • Seek to reduce/manage levels of technical debt in live where possible


  • Experience of systems development life cycle methodologies
  • Experience of working with third party technology suppliers
  • Good understanding of investment management or wealth management industries (desirable)