Deputy Head of Finance Transformation

Allen Lane Limited
31 Jul 2019
26 Aug 2019
Engineering, Defence
Contract Type
Full Time

Deputy Head of Finance Transformation - Grade 6

Department for International Trade

2 Year fixed-term contract -GBP59,453 - GBP69,418 per annum + GBP1000 accountancy allowance

The Role

The Deputy Head of Finance Transformation will be responsible for directing all 3 workstreams, clearly defining the proposed deliverables and helping the workstream leads to deliver to scope, quality, timeline and cost. Initiatives will include building capability, re-engineering processes and implementing new systems.

Key accountabilities:

  • Agreeing priorities.
  • Gather lessons learned from similar programmes.
  • Develop and maintain a resourced programme plan.
  • Assist the programme manager to drive, monitor and manage programme delivery, ensuring projects are aligned and key milestones are met.
  • Provide leadership to workstream leads, clearly defining expectations for outcomes.
  • Develop and oversee the programmes communications and engagement strategy.
  • Engage with key stakeholders to seek feedback, pre-empt potential challenges and seek buy in.
  • Manage risk, assumptions, issues and dependency logs, developing mitigations and escalating in a timely manner.
  • Provide programme reporting/briefings to all DIT colleagues in the UK and overseas.
  • Help ensure effective budget and resource management where required.
  • Ensure that the changes are embedded through ongoing communications and engagement.
  • Line management of 3 x G7 workstream leads???

Required Experience???


  • Relevant professional qualification in project/programme management e.g. APM, Prince 2, CMI - or equivalent experience
  • Managing business or process change using the appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Developing and leading communications strategies.
  • Engaging and influencing colleagues to accept and support change.
  • Embedding change and realising benefits across a complex working environment.
  • Team and project leadership experience with a track record of being recongised as an excellent leader

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