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Programme Manager | S4 | Project | Milton Keynes

Job Description

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Programme Manager to join the Change Community of Practice (COO - Transformation). As a Programme Manager you will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of prioritised programmes throughout their lifecycle, ensuring that the project goals and benefits are delivered to the agreed Business Case, and with the customer in mind.

As part of the Change Community of Practice, you may be required to support a variety of areas across the business, acting as a key interface between the sponsors, stakeholders, technology, and delivery teams. You'll be accountable for delivery and for ensuring that the appropriate governance is followed throughout.

The difference you'll make.

  • Leading development of the project / programme plan through sourcing and analysis of information from senior leaders of relevant teams and stakeholders.

  • Defining and developing business case specifications and plans to support prioritised and often sensitive or complex projects, aligning to strategic objectives and gaining required approvals and sign off.

  • Ensuring the project / programme scope and impact is clear and agreed by the Sponsor before initiation and changes to scope are tracked throughout delivery.

  • Identifying dependencies with other projects within the portfolio and reflect this in the project plan.

  • Overseeing operation of an effective PMO, ensuring core processes are operated and MI around project performance is available as required to inform delivery governance.

  • Delivering projects / programmes subject to the highest level of governance within the organisation, as a result of their cost/ impact (typically £5M+ budgets).

Candidate Description

  • Experience in a Project / Programme Manager role, with examples of leading project / programme teams and delivering to a business case.

  • Experience managing cross-functional, multiple location project / programme teams of c.10-20 resources in a matrix environment is required.

    It would also be nice for you to have.

  • Understanding of agile and waterfall project management methodologies with examples of structuring and delivering projects within both environments.

  • Experience creating and driving delivery of a project / programme communication plan that supports successful delivery of project / programme outcomes.

  • Experience line managing a team of 1-8 FTE direct reports is required.

  • Able to both create and deliver presentations to a range of audiences up to Board.

    What else you need to know.

    This role is currently home based until corona virus restrictions are lifted. Once lifted you will be required to work a hybrid working pattern from home and our offices based in Milton Keynes. However, we are flexible and will consider other locations.