Project Manager

London, UK
Salary 60000 - 70000 SALARY
15 Jan 2021
01 Feb 2021
Sam Mayne
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed
Job Type

Join us as a Project Manager with the Home Office

(London, Full-time, Permanent)

**We are particularly interested in discussing this role with candidates who evidence a strong background as a Project Manager, specifically with experience across various workstreams **

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.

Why Join 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.

Project Managers provide a key role in delivering the Home Office Transformation Portfolio. It is large, complex and challenging and encompasses over 20 major and/or mission-critical projects and programmes plus four business portfolios of change.

The Role of a Project Manager

Your role as Project Manager is to work closely with the project and the project team.

You will have a key role in project governance and working with stakeholders to ensure the agreed project outputs are delivered, enabling benefits to be realised. This role will support the programme manager in the delivery of the review.

The review aims to make efficiency savings on a grant which funds protective security for key individuals and sites across Great Britain.

A review team has already been established, and this role will form part of the team. It will involve close working with the police, other government departments and key stakeholders to deliver the programme.

Typical Role Responsibilities:

?? Delivery ??? Create and lead the project to deliver agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraint

?? Project Management ??? Day to day management and leadership of the project and the project team. Provide effective leadership and management controls. Set project controls. Design the project structure and organisation appropriate to stage. Set appropriate delivery methodologies. Manage effective transition between project phases

??  Reporting and Analysis- Gather information and present progress on reports

??Planning and Dependencies- Support the development of panning, control and information management within workstreams

??  Budget Control ??? Develop the budget and track delivery within budget

??Resources ??? Identify skill requirements; and deploy and develop resources. Manage medium-sized team

?? Stakeholder Management ??? Identify and manage stakeholder relationships and need for senior-level support. Manage internal and external relationships as appropriate.

?? Risks and Issues ??? Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate. Identify and work with related projects to manage interdependencies

??Governance ??? Support effective governance and decision making. Provide reporting and engage in mechanisms that hold you, as Project Manager, to account for delivery

?? Assurance ??? Engage with assurance reviews and support action on recommendations. Organise assurance processes such as gateway reviews, as required

??  Change Management ??? Ensure effective Change Management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders

?? Guidance and Support ??? Provide support, guidance and coaching for the project team. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance

??Project Performance and Controls ??? Cascade vision and translate into delivery objectives for the team. Develop and maintain the Project Plan. Identify and set appropriate Project Controls. Manage performance and report progress to sponsors

Additional Specification & Criteria required:

Qualification or Experience Required :

  • Experience of change projects in policing would be desirable.
  • Experience of working on projects with multiple organisations desirable. 

Essential Criteria:

??       Ability to handle complex issues across a number of workstreams

??       PM fundamentals whilst supporting the team

??       Skills in delivering

??       Pro-activeness

??       Strong Stakeholder management and engagement skills

??       Ability to work calmly and logically under pressure

Desirable Qualifications:

??       PRINCE2 Practitioner

??       Agile Project Management Practitioner

??       APM Practitioner Qualification

Please note successful applicants will be required to go through vetting and Security Clearance.

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