Blackpool, Durham, Glasgow, London
About the job
We are currently looking for two candidates to fill this position. This is a key strategic role that involves working closely with the Head of Enterprise Offices on the Business transformation project Rainbow. The successful candidate will be involved in key decision making and managing the change process with stakeholders across NS&I. You will be required to manage project changes and promote the continuous improvement of project management related processes.
As a confident leader you will manage and coordinate key EPOs support function activities; program planning, governance and project management. The post holder will ensure all changes adhere to the best practices and standard approaches for program and project management. This is a fixed term contract for 24 months.
Support the Head of EPO in defining the future role and contribution of the EPO
Manage the rollout and adoption of the Change life cycle across NS&I; influencing and instructing staff, as appropriate, in its use.
Responsible for the collation and interpretation of quality MI on all changes for sharing with Stakeholders and governance committees to enable decision making
Liaise with the NS&I Senior Management Team to ensure the quality of changes; that they are strategic with well-defined scope and benefits.
Manage the annual strategic planning and budgeting process with business areas, clients & suppliers so it is effective and completed on time.
Coach and educate the NS&I Change team in financial awareness so budgets are managed effectively and accurately
Manage NS&I Resource Management for Change
A key member of the EPO centre of excellence for the Change function
Support the Head of EPO in facilitating best practice within Change
Manage the introduction of continuous improvements in project & portfolio management ways of working within NS&I
Governance & Assurance:
Support the Head of EPO to ensure Change governance operates efficiently and effectively to facilitate good decisions and risk management for NS&I
Participate in change governance forums
Responsible for accurate Benefit monitoring and escalation where appropriate. Work with Business Mangers and Sponsors to identify remediation.
Build strong relationships within the change team, the wider NS&I business community and with third party suppliers
Overseeing the EPO operations:
Responsible for the production and delivery of high-quality reporting; working in partnership with 3rd parties and other teams to provide end to end visibility of the enterprise portfolio
Responsible for ensuring that escalations and impacts are managed correctly through the governance stack
Ensure risks, issues and dependencies are managed appropriately
Support the Head of EPO in the verification of portfolio roadmaps
Support cross directorate management business activities; including Risk Framework and Scorecards
Oversight of small projects (those with a cost <£50k)
Line managing EPO staff resources
Please list the jobs and areas with which the post interacts. This should show internal and external relationships.
Assistant Director, Change
Head of EPO
Head of Portfolio Delivery
Portfolio Sponsors, Business Owners & Stakeholders
IT and Commercial Teams
3rd Party suppliers
Other Government Departments
Vendors & Consultancy Support Services
Delivery partner Senior Leadership Team
ResponsibilitiesEssential qualifications, experience and technical knowledge
1. Practical experience of working within a programme or portfolio office
2. Experience of working in an outsourced business environment
3. Supplier management working in partnership to deliver as one team
4. Experience of Change Control and Quality Assurance
5. Demonstrable experience of interpreting MI and providing key stakeholders the information in a clear and unambiguous manner
Essential technical knowledge and skills
6. Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills;
7. Strong collaboration & communication skills; both written and verbal
8. Experience of developing and measuring KPIs
9. Experience of managing finances.
10. Ability to think strategically and to understand how Change helps deliver the strategic plans of a business
Desirable qualifications, experience and technical knowledge / skills
Experience of working with a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Changing and Improving
- Communicating and Influencing
- Managing a Quality Service
- Delivering at Pace
Learning and development tailored to your role
An environment with flexible working options (hybrid working, working from home)
A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
A Civil Service pension
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
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). Interviews are expected to take place VIA MS Teams, week commencing 6 Sep 21.
Applicants invited to interview will be asked to prepare and deliver a 10 minute presentation. Details of the assessment will be provided to candidates successfully sifted and invited to attend the interview.
Please note that only candidates invited to interview are provided with feedback. We cannot give feedback to candidates who were unsuccessful at the sift stage.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
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|Name : || ||Michael.Williams@nsandi.com|
|Email : || ||Khayla.Omowale@nsandi.com|
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