Join us as a Project Manager (G6) with the Home Office
(Croydon, Liverpool, Manchester, 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 read on!
About CapitaAt 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, counterterrorism, 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. 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.
The Role of a Project ManagerThis role is a key member of the PPD Team. The role will be at the heart of an ambitious plan, backed by Ministers, to drive a significant uplift in the Home Offices capacity and capability to deliver change. The team consists of experienced Project Delivery Professionals typically with a proven track record in both public and private sector roles as a senior project or programme manager or as a Programme Management Office Lead.
The team are one of the resource levers available to the Home Office to address an urgent resource gap or support delivery of an urgent output. The team are managed by the PPD Team and are deployed at the direction of the Chief Portfolio Officer either upon receipt of suitable requirement or pro-actively to address a delivery concern across our major programmes and projects.
You will typically work on three or four different deployments over the course of a year and therefore will be comfortable in working in a flexible and changing environment.
Essential Skills & Experience:
Consultancy backgroundExperienced Project Manager at Portfolio LevelConfident to work with ambiguity within the environmentProvide expert advice and drive strategy within the functionBroad experience with Project deliveryPMO background would be beneficialPolicing/Government background would be advantageousStrength in overall delivery fundamentalsPrince 2
Typical Role Responsibilities:The post holder will report to the PPD lead but will be deployed into projects and be accountable for their own work. They will have the responsibility for the following. Duties will vary according to project need and maturity however will encompass some or all the following from a range of deployments.
Create and lead the project to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost, and quality constraints.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. Develop the budget and track delivery within budget.Identify skill requirements; and deploy and develop resources. Manage medium sized team.Deliver the agreed Business Case benefits and outcomes. Ensure appropriate Benefits Realisation Strategy is in place and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the Business Case.Identify and manage stakeholder relationships and need for senior level support. Manage internal and external relationships as appropriate.Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate. Identify and work with related projects to manage interdependencies. Support effective governance and decision making. Provide reporting and engage in mechanisms that hold you, as Project Manager, to account for delivery.Engage with assurance reviews and support action on recommendations. Organise assurance processes such as gateway reviews, as required.Ensure effective Change Management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders.Provide support, guidance and coaching for the project team. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance. Cascade vision and translate into delivery objectives for the team. Develop and maintain Project Plan. Identify and set appropriate Project Controls. Manage performance and report progress to sponsors.We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best of luck with your application.
Please note successful applicants will be required to go through vetting and Security Clearance.