Programme Lead

£300 per day
03 Apr 2017
01 May 2017
Samantha Kearney
Clearance Level
Public Sector
Job Type
The successful Programme Lead will have the following responsibilities:

- Develop and maintain the long term strategic plans of the programmes, ensure collaborative working of delivery projects, understanding the need for compatibility with the organisations requirements.
- Conduct regular reviews to verify continual alignment to programme strategic objectives.

- Lead Project Management Teams so that the portfolio of projects has an acceptable balance of risk, investment, benefit and pace and supports stakeholders' priorities for the delivery of healthcare.
- Develop and manage the project delivery Portfolio, including a number of simultaneous projects. Identify and plan the scope and resource requirements of new projects and reconcile competing resource demands.
- Rigorous identification and management of inter-project and inter sub-programme dependencies.

- Ensure appropriate assurance and optimised quality of all deliverables and information services including achieving patient safety, Information Governance and National Architecture Design approvals.
- Co-ordinate, direct and oversee the implementation of a related set of project benefits and activities in order to deliver outcomes and benefits related to the organisation's strategic objectives.
- Manage the transition of solutions developed and delivered by projects into business operations, providing guidance and advice to Health Boards to achieve implementation. The delivery of maximum incremental capability, maintaining performance and effectiveness, with minimal adverse operational impact is key to the role.

- Manage the transition of solutions from project environment to operational service with appropriate service management in place.
- Support the development of business cases by providing estimated costs, defining qualitative and quantitative benefits, and documenting risks with probability and impact assessments.
- Working to identify the needs of stakeholders (clinicians and non-clinical) to ensure the programme meets requirements and maximises benefits to the service.

- Plan and monitor the project progress, in line with OGC best Practice Standards, including Programme Governance.
- Establish the process for programme governance ensuring adherence to best practice.
- Where appropriate, undertake the role of SRO on Project Boards and conduct/lead internal Gateway Reviews.
- Report regularly on performance, risk management and financial control on relevant projects to ensure that problems are resolved and any resulting changes are managed effectively and clear audit trails recorded.
- Ensure that the business is carried out in accordance with the extant Standing Financial Instructions, Standing Orders, and Policies and Procedures, including Health and Safety Regulations.
- Undertake a key role within the Procurement activity by leading the work to establish clear Output Based Specifications & Functional Specifications. This is supported by playing a key role representing the organisation in procurements, e.g. Competitive dialogue, and ensuring appropriate scoring & evaluation has taken place. All of this will be embraced through a clear understanding and knowledge of the market place

- Direct and motivate the project team while emphasising a focus on product delivery.
- Promote and represent the organisation at national and local levels across Wales. Ensure appropriate representation at inter-departmental and events and meetings including liaison with the National Programme in England.
- Line management responsibility across Projects, including all grades of Project Managers and Project Officers, and domain experts.
-Act as the key link with other directorates and LHBs senior staff to ensure effective communications, collaborative working and problem resolution.
- Support the selection and management of 3rd party suppliers from a solution delivery perspective i.e. ensure requirements are met.
- Manage a large scale budget for the designated Programme function.
- To maintain detailed project finance reports which include accurate projections and to ensure financial flows across projects.

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.