Enterprise Programme Office Manager (x2 FTC 24 months, Loan, Secondment)- Rainbow Programme

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Apply before 11:55 pm on Thursday 28th October 2021


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£43,200 - £47,250
Non London £43,200, London £47,250


Senior Executive Officer

Contract type

Fixed Term

Length of employment

24 months

Business area


Type of role

Administration / Corporate Support
Business Management and Improvement
Knowledge and Information Management
Project Delivery

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time

Number of posts



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 EPO’s 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.

Job description

Key responsibilities

Strategy Alignment:
• 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

Delivery Oversight:
• 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.

Stakeholder Engagement:
• 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.
Internal External

• Assistant Director, Change
• Head of EPO
• Head of Portfolio Delivery
• Change team
• Portfolio Sponsors, Business Owners & Stakeholders
• ExCo
• IT and Commercial Teams
• Finance
• EPO team

• 3rd Party suppliers
• Other Government Departments
• Vendors & Consultancy Support Services
• Delivery partner Senior Leadership Team


Essential qualifications, experience and technical knowledge

Essential experience
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.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check.

See our vetting charter.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

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.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

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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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :  Michael.Williams@nsandi.com
Email :  Khayla.Omowale@nsandi.com
Recruitment team :
Email :  jobs@nsandi.com

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