Project Planner (Home Office)

£40000 - £42000 per annum
12 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Jonathan Evans
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed
Job Type
Join us as a Project Planner with the Home Office (London/ Greater London, Full-Time, Permanent)

***If you have the appetite to work on issues that directly impact the public and have the drive and determination to play a critical role in enabling change within this exciting role, then we want to hear from you!***

*** Especially if you come from a Tech/ Finance/ Public Sector background ***

The Home Office
This role is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative person to be at the forefront of change in one of the great Departments of State. We are delivering significant transformation in order to continue keeping our citizens safe and our country secure. New technology and the fast evolving nature of the threats we face mean we must adapt, and adapt fast, and with the UK leaving the EU, the need for change is greater than ever.

Project Planners work with the project/programme teams, other planners and stakeholders, overseeing plans and schedules, challenging and testing project assumptions to ensure that plans and estimates that underpin them are realistic and achievable as the project/programme proceeds.

They play a key role in delivering advice and guidance to the project/programme leadership and their teams on how to best deliver the required outputs, products and activities within the scope of the plan within the Home Office Transformation Portfolio. It is large, complex and challenging, encompassing over 20 major and/or mission critical projects and programmes plus four business portfolios of change. There is a strong focus on agile, modular project delivery, supported by enterprise-wide portfolio management and you could find yourself working on a project for the UK's critical national infrastructure through to a complex technology enabled business change programme

About Capita
At Capita, we support clients across a range of sectors, including local Government, central Government, education, transport, health, life and pensions, insurance and other private sector organisations. We support with expertise applied by the talent across our business in combination with technology, insight and analytics to keep our clients ahead of change, sharper than competitors and more efficient than ever - and we always need new talent to help us achieve our goals.

We are currently recruiting for interesting and exciting positions at the Home Office. The Home Office keeps the UK secure and prosperous; protects its citizens, residents and visitors and their property; and upholds rights, liberties and the rule of law. We lead on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime and fire policy, counter-terrorism and work to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.

The Role of a Project Planner
Your role as Project Planner will be to work with stakeholders to ensure all aspects of the project are defined. You will provide clarity on key milestones to define what, when and how activities will be organised to ensure the outcomes of a project can be achieved, with the resources available.

You will lead on all aspects of project planning, which will include the development, updating and monitoring of plans and scheduling. You will identify tasks, activities, interdependencies and outputs for the project and work team to track and monitor progress against the plan throughout the life of the project.

Key Outcome & Deliverables:
The Senior Planner role is to provide planning and scheduling expertise at both Programme and Project level. The Planner will provide clarity on key milestones to define what, when and how activities will be organised to ensure the outcomes of the project can be achieved, with the resources available. Working with the head of PMO, to capture and compile programme and project dashboards, standing and ad-hoc reporting and information requirements including the maintenance of programme information captured.

The Planner will also;
*Engage with the Project & Programme Manager, workstream leads and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to produce, develop and maintain project schedules
*Conduct regular project schedule status reviews with Project Managers and Workstream leads
*Provide planning support and expertise to projects and support the maintenance of programme plans
*Prepare project schedules for schedule risk analysis and assist in the interpretation of the results

Additional Specification & Criteria required:

Person Specification:
*Flexible and creative thinker who can develop creative solutions that both maximize financial performance whilst minimizing operational risk, all while still fully realising business objectives

Essential Criteria:
*PPM certified
*ITIL - Practitioner Qualification
*Advanced User experience of Microsoft Office Project

Occasional Travel to:

Successful applicants will be expected to go through vetting and Security Clearance

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