Join us as a SEO Project Manager with the Home Office.
**We are particularly interested in discussing this role with candidates who evidence a strong background within Project Management working within a large-scale project environment**
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, 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.
Project Managers provide a key role delivering the Home Office Transformation Portfolio. It is large, complex and challenging and encompasses over 20 major and/or mission critical projects and programme's 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 the role
As a Project Manager (Technology Delivery Manager), you will be responsible for a single delivery team working to deliver a product within agreed timescales, to cost and quality standards. You will form a partnership with a Product Manager in order to deliver value against the product vision. You will also work with a variety of stakeholders, translating technical concepts where necessary.
As a Project Manager (Technology Delivery Manager) you will be expected to work with flexibility, selecting and applying appropriate delivery techniques as required, based on your delivery experience. You will be responsible for getting the best out of the team, providing support and protecting them from external influences that may affect successful delivery.
You will work with partners and colleagues in Home Office Commercial when contracts need organising and negotiating. You may be required to facilitate governance meetings and mechanisms and/or select the right people to join these discussions. As part of the DDaT community, you will contribute to communities of practice to absorb and share knowledge and help to set good practice and standards.
Your main day to day responsibilities will be:
translating product roadmaps and features into an achievable delivery plan, considering the people and skills required and predicting milestones based on forecasts where possible
delivering in line with your team’s capacity and availability, developing an understanding of the relevant frameworks to leverage supplier needs when necessary, and budgeting effectively for resourcing requirements
actively managing risks, issues, and dependencies for your delivery team, acting on delivery data and adapting ways of working to mitigate risks
partnering with a Product Manager to develop communication approaches so you can effectively engage with and influence relevant stakeholders, translating technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
monitoring trends in team performance and effectiveness, and engaging and motivating the team as required
using feedback loops, data analysis, and small experiments to iteratively improve the product, service, and ways of working within the delivery team
making conscious trade-offs that balance speed, scope and quality across all dimensions of delivery
taking the lead on the day to day ways of working in order to bring out the best in the team, facilitating appropriate team ceremonies where necessary
providing support and guidance to Associate Technology Delivery Managers and wider team members, in line with individuals’ needs, with the aim of making the team as successful as possible
You’ll have a demonstrable passion for delivery with the following skills or strong experience in:
creating and maintaining a plan that highlights forecasts/estimates and confidence levels
using experience of technology delivery and technical practices to help translate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
using people management skills to set individuals up for success and help create an effective team environment
using metrics and previous experience to identify, understand and improve delivery performance challenges
adapting approaches to different phases of the delivery lifecycle
managing budgets and commercial supplier relationships when necessary
Ideally you will also have the following skills or some experience in:
stakeholder engagement within a complicated, high pressure environment
understanding what good governance looks like and how to implement improvements
balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity
acting as the Delivery Manager for a delivery team through a complete delivery lifecycle (prepare, deliver, improve)
We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best of luck with your application.
Please note, successful candidates will be expected to go through vetting and Security Clearance.