Senior Programme Manager

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Cheltenham
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Nov 2016
Closes
15 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
A large Public Sector organisation who is currently conducting the strategic alliance of two large back office support facilities is seeking a Senior Programme Manager to oversee the daily management and the challenges of reducing budgets by getting both facilities to work more closely together.
The main purpose of the role is to be responsible for managing the MSP structure, integrity and coherence of programmes, leading and supporting the delivery of the multiple projects within the key programmes of work to deliver the Alliance change programme.

DUTIES:

Daily duties and responsibilities

??? Ensure that programme activities operate within agreed policies and procedures and in compliance with all relevant legislation.
??? Develop and operate an evaluation, monitoring, risk management and reporting framework regarding overall progress and health of all projects within the overarching programme.
??? Identify and establish the Programme portfolio structures, reporting frameworks and co-ordination of activities. Ensure compliance with delivery schedules, highlight interdependences, risks and opportunities initiating corrective action as appropriate.
??? Review, assess and report all change programme Business Cases, identifying and tracking risks and issues, analysing interfaces and critical dependencies between elements of the overall programme, identifying solutions and recommending appropriate action to the Design and Delivery Leads
??? Provide expertise on programme management methodology and practice, ensuring consistency of approach against the overarching/holistic organisational change programme
??? Ensure performance delivery by PM's and reporting of Programme progress against plans.
??? Provide a single point of contact for programme information, monitoring programme outcomes and ensuring communication between the Board and programme/project executives/managers
??? Provide Quality Assurance across all programmes and projects and continuously review to ensure fit for purpose.
??? Undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

??? Degree / Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject
??? Professionally recognised programme management qualification (e.g MSP Methodology Prince 2)
??? A sound knowledge and understanding of procurement processes
??? In depth knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes

Desirable:

??? A good working knowledge of lean system thinking
??? Significant, proven and demonstrable experience in Programme Management within a complex multi programme/project change environment within governance frameworks
??? Significant experience of leading teams and managing staff in a large complex multi- faceted organisation to deliver agreed objectives within challenging timescales
??? Significant experience of risk management practices
??? Significant experience of managing change
??? A track record of developing strong working relationships with a wide number of internal and external stakeholders including reporting bodies, senior executives, professional advisers and suppliers
??? Excellent interpersonal, communication and liaison skills, with the ability to deliver presentations, at all levels and to all ranks
??? Ability to champion programme and project management discipline and theory
??? Regular travel throughout the Warwickshire and Worcestershire
??? Please note that all applicants must eligible to pass security clearance in regards to UK / EU Nationality (Minimum of 5 years) and Criminal Records Checks