Lead Programme Manager

Ref: ZR_7116_JOB  ·  Posted on 10 August 2022


Do you have experience with Designing and Implementing programme and portfolio structures?

Can you work on High-value finances and budgets?

Do you have experience working in Agile or Waterfall environments?

Then check out this job spec below and get in touch today!

All candidates MUST hold an active DV Clearance.

You'll be representing our client to senior clients, providing targeted support to resolve complex issues. This may involve the design and implementation of programme or portfolio structures, technical expertise to turn around failing deliveries, or ‘critical friend’ advice and guidance.

Key responsibilities
  • Problem identification.
  • report writing.
  • recommending actions and building relationships with immediate contacts.
  • Analysis of complex data sets.
  • Assigning work and checking reviewing team outputs.
  • Development of programme planning.
  • Client, programme, and financial management of projects/programmes.
  • Management of team risks and issues to establish effective risk management policies.
  • Delivery process improvement, using value stream mapping to understand and improve the end-to-end value chain.
  • Change Management processes.
  • Management of 3rd party suppliers, with responsibility for commercial processes.
Skills & experience

Knowledge and practical experience of:

  • Waterfall and agile delivery approaches, ideally Agile at scale using methodologies such as SaFE.
  • Team working, able to operate in a blended client and contractor environment.
  • High-value financial and budget management.
  • Flexibility to adapt from providing advice on improving client’s delivery to assist clients in delivering key projects and work packages in their portfolio’s.
  • Customer Focus
  • Ability to manage client demands whilst contributing to the development of the Programme Delivery Practice.

We are looking for someone with strong technical and people skills who is:

  • Comfortable in interacting with client and staff at all levels of seniority.
  • A team player who provides help where required.
  • A confident communicator with high emotional intelligence who can build trusted relationships at all levels.
  • Accomplished in exceeding stakeholder aspirations meeting targets and overcoming challenges.
  • Shows energy, pride and determination in meeting targets and overcoming challenges.
  • Ability to work to tight timescales in a KPI driven environment.
  • Ability to respond flexibly to change and meet the needs of the situation.
  • Holding a recognised Project Management qualification (PRINCE2, APM, MoR, MSP).
  • Driven to continually develop new skills in themselves and others through continuous professional development and other means.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Retirement Gifts
  • Life Assurance + Spousal Life Assurance
  • Annual Leave + Flexible Holiday – Buy & Sell
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Annual Professional Fee subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Insurance: Dental, Health, Private Medical, Travel, Gadget
  • Digital GP: 24/7 health information, GP appointments & Flu Jabs
  • Discounts on annual gym memberships at over 2,500 health clubs, gyms and leisure centres
  • Critical Illness: This benefit pays out a tax-free cash sum if you suffer a serious illness
  • Will Writing
  • Company car (dependent on role)
  • Childcare Vouchers

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You will be required to hold a minimum of DV. If you do not hold an active DV clearance, please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

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