Programme Manager - SC Cleared

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  • Location:

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £500 - £550 per day

  • Contact:

    Tom McParland

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Specialist role:

Programme manager

Summary of the work:

Holding teams accountable for updates to the Programme plans.

Establish and maintain a set of reporting tools and templates for Programme governance needs.

Drive Planning and Reporting standards across the Programme.

Latest start date:

Monday 4 November 2019

Expected contract length:

Up to 12 months. The initial Statement of Work will be for 6 months .



  • The programme manager will work as part of the Programme team reporting to the Programme Director and will engage with the different stakeholders from wider DDaT as well as all relevant portfolios / programme projects / work streams. The programme manager will need to report regularly with the programme board and PPPT PMO.

  • Planning and designing the programme and proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action;

  • Defining the programme's governance arrangements;

  • Ensuring effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the programme;

  • Managing the programme's budget on behalf of the SRO, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the programme progresses;

  • Development and governance approvals for business cases;

  • Facilitating the appointment of individuals to project teams;

  • Managing communications with all stakeholders;

  • Managing risks to the programme's successful outcome;

  • Reporting the progress of the programme at regular intervals to the SRO and programme director.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Demonstrable effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.

  • The demonstrable ability to command respect and to create a sense of community amongst the members of the project teams.

  • Demonstrable good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes.

  • Demonstrable sound business case development and approvals skills.

  • Demonstrable good understanding of the procurement process including negotiation with third parties.

  • Demonstrable good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures.

  • Demonstrable sufficient seniority and credibility to advise project teams on their projects in relation to the programme.

  • The demonstrable ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems.

  • Nice-to-have skills and experience

  • Demonstrable understanding of a range of structured programme and project management methodologies including Agile and PRINCE2.

  • Demonstrable experience working on large scale technical transformation programmes.

  • Demonstrable experience of working in a Policing/Security environment.

  • A background in networking infrastructure.

Security clearance Must be prepared to obtain SC level security clearance, required for access to Home Office facilities/deliverables, if not already SC cleared. Must also be prepared to undergo NPPV-3 (Non-Policing Personnel Vetting Level 3).