Durham, Glasgow, London, Lytham St Annes
About the job
We are looking for two Project Managers for the Rainbow Programme. The Programme is of critical importance and presents an exciting opportunity for NS&I to transform its operating model to deliver business efficiencies and strategic goals. This is an exciting new role for existing project managers and experienced change managers looking to transition to a new project.
Please note: Due to the government guidance as a result of the Covid19 pandemic, the successful applicant will initially be working from home. In the future some travel to different office locations may be required.
Existing Civil Servants who secure a new role on level transfer will maintain their current salary. Internal NS&I employees and existing Civil Servants who are successfully promoted may be awarded a salary increase of up to 10%.
Existing civil servants are welcome to apply for this position under a loan or secondment opportunity. At the end of the fixed term they can then return to their substantive position or a similar role funded and sourced by their home department.
The National Savings and Investments (NS&I) is embarking on a re-procurement of its outsourced business process services through the Rainbow Programme.
The Project Manager will be responsible for the management and delivery of a Rainbow Programme transition state required for the successful delivery of the Rainbow programme ensuring the project is delivered to time, cost and quality. The role will be responsible for coordinating all activities including the specification, procurement, implementation and business change aspects associated with the allocated transition state,
The role holder will provide assurance to the Programme team of progress, spend and issues together with management of Transition State risks.
ResponsibilitiesProject Delivery Management
To be responsible for the management and delivery of all NS&I project related activities and deliverables throughout the entire project lifecycle, to agreed time, cost and quality targets (where appropriate). This includes (but is not restricted to):
Planning and managing the delivery of all NS&I and partner activities and deliverables for the project, reporting into the Programme Manager and relevant governance forums.
Managing the project on a day-to-day basis and making key decisions relating to the management and delivery of the project within agreed tolerances
Identifying, logging, managing and reporting on assumptions, risks, issues and dependencies related to project activities and deliverables
Ensuring that project benefits are identified at the outset and reviewed throughout the project lifecycle, working closely with the Head of Business Change and Transition State Business Change Manager to this end and maintaining alignment with the project objectives and deliverables
Ensuring requirements are captured effectively and comprehensively, liaising with the Rainbow Programme Design Team and NS&I Enterprise Architecture function to ensure coherence with the Future Operating Model and wider programme delivery
Ensuring project funding is secured by managing the production and maintenance of the project business case (where applicable), and managing the project budget effectively
Carrying out expert reviews and analysis of project deliverables
Ensuring the management of projects is carried out according to agreed methods and standards, and industry best practice
Managing any third party suppliers to ensure deliverables are met to time, cost and quality targets.
Other Important Responsibilities:
To manage the involvement and activities of the project team to ensure delivery of the project deliverables to agreed time, cost and quality targets (where appropriate).
To ensure that all the relevant project stakeholders are identified and engaged at the appropriate time, and that they are kept appropriately aware of the status of the project at any given time.
To provide expert project management guidance and advice to stakeholders.
To ensure an appropriate governance structure and procedures are in place for the project to enable appropriate oversight
To provide assurance to project Governance bodies
To manage provision of project information and documentation to Project and Programme Internal Assurance, OGC Gateway Reviews, Audits, Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) reports where required, in consultation with Programme Manager and EPO.
To ensure the project is aligned with and acting in accordance with Rainbow Programme Delivery strategies and Frameworks at all times, and ensure that the progresses according to the agreed delivery schedule
To advise on and discuss any identified changes (including project scope) with the Rainbow Senior Responsible Owner (SRO), Director, Programme Manager and Enterprise Programme Office (EPO) to ensure the project remains aligned with the strategic direction of the business at all times, and ensuring that any changes and/or decisions about scope or strategic directions are communicated effectively.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Communicating and Influencing
- Working Together
- Delivering at Pace
Learning and development tailored to your role
An environment with flexible working options (hybrid working, home working)
A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
A Civil Service pension
Things you need to know
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Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles
, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
Please submit your CV and outline your experience addressing the behaviours in the suitability statement (500 words max).
You will be assessed against the following behaviours at sift and interview stage:
Communicating and Influencing
Delivering at Pace
Please note that in the event we receive a high number of applications only one leading behaviour will be used.
Interviews are expected to take place via MS teams on week commencing 1st November 2021.
Applicants invited to interview will be asked to prepare and deliver a scenario based presentation or short exercise (10 minutes). Details of the assessment will be provided to candidates invited to attend the interview.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
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We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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|Job contact :|
|Name : || ||Khayla Omowale|
|Email : || ||Khayla.Omowale@nsandi.com|
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