Role: Programme Manager
Contracting Authority: MHCLG
Contract Length: Until 31.03.19
IR35: In Scope
Salary: Between £500pd to £700pd Umbrella : PAYE will be a lower rate.
Minimum Requirement: Experience working a similar role in public sector, this role is part of the EU Exit Project.
Security Clearance: CTC Clearance : Candidates will ideally have CTC or High Clearance as they will not be able to work onsite without it.
CV Deadline: Thursday 10/01/19 at 12pm
Interview Process: In PersonDescription:
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Working closely with colleagues who are planning and tracking progress of the Programme to ensure an up to date picture is maintained. Ensuring that actions are progressed and highlighting areas where insufficient information is likely to cause a problem.
Pro-actively identifying likely problems which may hinder delivery and suggesting solutions to the Programme management.
Ensure that the Programme risk register is updated on a regular basis and that the information captured is up to date and can be reported on in an efficient manner. Design and creation of highlight _ checkpoint reports for Programme and Steering Boards (e.g. Programme dashboards; minutes and presentation slides).
Management of the product management and risk management processes.
Ensure that there is robust adherence to PPM processes including planning; risk management; dependency management and change control. Management of the change control procedure.
Overview of the area of work:
The Local Government EU Exit Team is a new division of the Local Government Policy and Troubled Families Directorate. The Government is currently preparing for the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union on 29 March 2019.
The goal of the team is to ensure that, under whichever EU exit scenario, local government is able to deliver ‘business as usual’ in terms of service delivery and support for citizens and communities and that it can effectively meet new and changed responsibilities and duties. The team has a core of staff and is supported by a virtual team drawn from across the Department.
The work is extremely high profile - with weekly Ministerial sitreps setting the pace - and includes direct engagement with Ministers and senior officials from across Whitehall.
The team manages three interlinking pieces of work: - X-government engagement to understand
1) the areas of Brexit preparedness work that are happening right across government
2) how these impact on local government 3) ensuring other government departments recognise and fund these additional pressures. -
A comprehensive programme of local government engagement : including the Ministerial LG EU Exit Delivery Board, an advisory panel of local government leaders; a national events programme and a range of bilateral events on specific issues - An analytical package to support x-Whitehall challenge and local government engagement -
Responsibility for the operational readiness cell covering local government polixy, resilience and integration This role is responsible for the project and programme management for the full suite of work. The programme of work has just been through a Independent Projects Authority review and this role will need to ensure the recommendations from this work are addressed.
Key responsibilities: -
build on and develop the PPM tools to ensure that the programme is accountable, and can deliver the agreed goals - develop a system of risk management to provide senior officials and Ministers with the overview and input they need - respond to the detailed finding of the IPA review of project readiness -
Manage central reporting to Dexeu and MHCLG executive team - develop the role of the virtual team to ensure resource is used to best effect - set up refreshed steering group to feed into the department’s GOLD structure and EU Exit programme Board. lead responsibility for one policy issue identified as a priority for local government preparedness (ie influx of British nationals or local implementation of statutory instruments). Skills: - Ability to adapt well under pressure and prioritise accordingly; -
Excellent drafting and coordination skills; - Ability to understand the long term pressures on local government and develop both short and long-term solutions; and - Ability to communicate confidently with external and senior stakeholders, building relationships with those at all levels Core competency requirements: -
Leading and communicating -
Managing a quality service (Lead Competency) - Changing and improving - Seeing the bigger picture - Delivering at pace We are flexible on location but travel to London will be required at least once a week