Director of Projects & Programmes

25 days holiday, flexible benefit
30 May 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
myfm are pleased to present a senior permanent appointment with a major FM Service Provider, working on a government contract.

Job Introduction

The contract has a extensive property portfolio which principally comprises of Operational and Corporate Centre offices. Most of the estate is leasehold and includes co-location with Local Authority and Central Government bodies.

A new operating model transforming the way real estate services are being delivered has been embedded. As part of the operating model transformation, our client has been engaged as the integrator to work with Estates and their supply chain to identify and optimise service delivery effectiveness and efficiencies.

As the Director of Projects and Programmes, you will be responsible for leading the Programme Management team and PMO to align the end to end planning and delivery process for all capital investment projects from initial feasibility through to financial approval, design, delivery and completion, to ensure projects are delivered on budget, on programme and to a high standard of quality.

Role Responsiblity

The scope of the investment activity includes strategic portfolio changes, relocations, lifecycle investment and business driven property changes.

You will work closely and collaboratively with the end Client and will have overall responsibility and accountability for leading the Programme Management and PMO team, external consultants, contractors and suppliers to deliver successful project outcomes. Ensuring strict compliance with procurement practices will be a key requirement of the role.

You will be required to develop a deep understanding of the wider departmental context (including policy and strategy) that are driving impacts on the property portfolio and footprint. This will be achieved by liaising with senior stakeholders within Estates and the across the wider end-Client organization and becoming a trusted partner.

As a Functional Leader, you will play a pivotal role as an ambassador for our Client and the Integrator model both within and outside of the end-user Client.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading large-scale, transformational change to deliver modern, agile workplaces across a diverse, mixed-use estate portfolio.

The Ideal Candidate


Master's degree or equivalent in relevant discipline, with a focus in Property, Construction or similar

Professional accreditation and membership of industry organisation - e.g. RICS, RIBA, CIBSE, CIOB

Relevant Project Management Qualification - Prince 2 / APM / PMI / MSP

15 years senior level experience in Construction management/Property Services/ Life cycle planning, ideally gained in a large corporate occupier.

Proven track record of managing complex multi discipline Projects and Programmes

Strong skills and experience in monitoring projects - so that they achieve financial, legal and technical objectives in accordance with business case


Ability to lead and influence senior stakeholders to win support for the benefit of the business

Excellent organisational skills & ability to prioritise & manage complex projects

Team player, self-motivated, proactive and work well under pressure

Flexible and able to cope with ambiguity


Up to GBP100,00 depending on experience

25 days holiday, flexible benefit fund (healthcare etc), bonus, car allowance, pension scheme and access to a variety of benefits and discounts

Closing date for applications : Wed 19th June 2019

Many thanks, we look forward to hearing from you