Grade 6 Programme Manager in Chorley - United Kingdom Government

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Chorley, England
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Full Time
Date Posted
8 days ago

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ContentsLocationAbout the jobBenefitsThings you need to knowApply and further informationLocationColtman House, DMS Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9PYAbout the jobSummaryAre you passionate about Digital, Data, Information and Innovation?Would you like the unique opportunity to be part of major Digital Transformation Programme?Are you looking for an employer who is passionate about your career who will support your career path, providing training and opportunities to progress? Who takes diversity and inclusion seriously?Here at the Defence Medical Service there is a unique opportunity to join the newly established Chief Digital Information Office. The DMS CDIO function is currently recruiting for a number of positions in all aspects of Digital Transformation ranging from Service Delivery through to Information Security and Data Exploitation. This is an opportunity to be at the start of an exciting journey, to develop and deliver transformation with like minded professionals who are committed to succeed, to make a difference and who want to ensure that our entitled personal receive the best possible health care using the best possible digital and information solutions.For this campaign we are looking for a Programme Manager.This is a full-time role of 37 hours per week. Part-time candidates will also be considered, but due to service delivery requirements it must be on a job share basis as full-time hours need to be covered.Job descriptionThe Programme Manager is a new key leadership role. Working to CDIO the role will be responsible for leading and delivering multiple interdependent DDaT, IX projects and the associated business change activities in the Digital, Data and Information space.ResponsibilitiesMain responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:Establishing the DMS Digital Programme portfolio of projects and implementing governance frameworks in accordance with best practiceWorking with multiple stakeholders across CDIO, wider Defence, NHS Digital and external suppliers to ensure the delivery of agreed projectsOverseeing all projects in delivery at various stages of product life cycle, supporting and advising project managersEstablishing the CDIO PMO functionManaging dependencies of varying complexity, potentially planning and feeding into larger programmes and portfoliosRemoving blockers and managing risks, commercials, budgets and peopleBalancing objectives and redeploying people and resources as priorities changeBeing responsible for understanding, managing and communicating to complex stakeholder groups, balancing prioritiesBeing the initial escalation point for the programme For a full list of responsibilities, please see attached the Terms of Reference document.QualificationsQualified at Practitioner level for one of the following methodologies; Managing Successful Programmes, Prince 2, Association for Project Management (APM Registered Project Professional) or Agile Project ManagementBehavioursWe'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:LeadershipSeeing the Big PictureCommunicating and InfluencingDelivering at PaceMaking Effective DecisionsWe only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:LeadershipDelivering at PaceTechnical skillsWe'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:Skills Framework for an Information Age (SFIA) Project Management (PRMG) Level 6BenefitsAlternative working practices such as working from homeLearning and development tailored to your roleOpportunity to join one of our several D&I Networks. We value diversity and are committed to being an equal opportunities employer25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ serviceEnhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leaveHighly competitive Pension SchemeFree car parking, on site shops and canteenThings you need to knowSecuritySuccessful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.See our vetting charter.People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.Selection process detailsThis vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.During the application process you will be asked to provide a 1000 word personal statement illustrating how you meet the Person Specification and Essential Criteria described above and in the attached Terms of Reference document.For the technical competencies that will be tested at interview and sift please refer to the following linksSFIA - Project ManagementCandidates will be required to have the following essential skills and experience:Qualified at Practitioner level for one of the following methodologies; Managing Successful Programmes, Prince 2, Association for Project Management (APM Registered Project Professional) or Agile Project ManagementExperience of delivering complex programmesExperience of driving delivery momentum, solving issues and unblocking problemsExperience of change management, aligning organisations and culture to strategic changes in technology and dataExperience of setting, monitoring, managing and reporting costs, budgets, plans, forecasts, progress, risks, benefits and programme KPIsExperience of commercial, supplier and dependency management.Excellent communication and stakeholder management skillsThe sift will be completed within 5 working days of the vacancy closing date and interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed via MS Teams.Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, knowledge, experience, qualifications and memberships in the CV section of the application form. Please make sure no personal details are included. Please note that your CV will be scored against as part of the application process.Short listed candidates will be invited to complete a series of online psychometric exercises, which will produce additional information to assist the selection panel at interview. To fulfil the Civil Service recruitment principles of fair & open competition please note that where a vacancy is advertised at the external approach, ALL candidates must complete psychometric tests including internal candidates already working at the advertised grade.In the event of a high volume of applications, will sift on their CV, Leadership and the functional competency below:Skills Framework for an Information Age (SFIA) Project Management (PRMG) Level 6If you are short listed for interview, you will be provided details of logins and passwords, which will enable you to access the exercises. The exercises can be accessed from any internet enabled computer. There is provision for reasonable adjustments to be made for candidates with a disability or health problem.If you require any particular arrangements to be made in order for you to complete the exercises, you must contact our multi user on you are successful after sift, as part of the selection process, candidates applying on promotion to band B will be required to give a short (up to 10 minute) presentation on a P3M topic. For guidance, please see attached document.This job role may be suitable for hybrid working, which is an informal, non-contractual and voluntary arrangement, blending a balance of attendance in the workplace (your permanent duty station which is based on business assessment of where the work is best done) and working from home as a personal choice (if the role is suitable for this). If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post.All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.Please note the salary will be pro-rata where part time hours are undertaken.The Ministry of Defence is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its staff  which includes educating them on the benefits of not smoking, protecting them from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and supporting those who want to give up smoking. Under the Smoke Free Working Environment policy, Smoking and the use of all tobacco products (including combustible and chewing tobacco products) will not be permitted anywhere in the Defence working environment by 31st December 2022. The policy is Whole Force and includes all Defence personnel, contractors, visitors and other non-MOD personnel. All applicants seeking, considering, or accepting employment with the Ministry of Defence should be aware of this policy and that it is already in place at a number of Defence Establishments.As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points-based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points-based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected, and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative, Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veteransThe Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.If you need to advise us that you need additional help or reaso


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