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Senior Project Manager

As a Senior Project Manager in the Government Project Delivery Profession, you will sit at the heart of the project/programme and play a pivotal role in ensuring outcomes can be achieved. Our ambitious vision for ‘A Brilliant Civil Service’ is fast becoming a reality. We’re finding new ways to better serve the nation, through effective leadership, shared knowledge, and increasingly agile solutions.

For you, this promises a rare chance to make a meaningful impact at a critical time, touching millions of lives. As one of our trusted Senior Project Managers, you’ll be part of a growing delivery pool – an innovative, vibrant community of experts, working together to tackle the biggest issues in the UK today.

We want to work with experienced Senior Project Managers who excel at leading large, complex and challenging projects and programmes.

To be successful, you’ll need to demonstrate significant experience in delivering complex or high risk projects. Crucially, you’ll prove resilient and pragmatic in the face of uncertainty and political sensitivity. And you’ll expertly manage a number of high profile stakeholders, each bringing different priorities and points of view. And you’ll bring practical experience of actively managing project risks and issues.

In return, you’ll enjoy an inclusive and dynamic culture, flexible working and an excellent pension. You’ll have access to outstanding opportunities to progress across the Project Delivery Profession. You’ll benefit from the prestige that comes with belonging to a truly valued project delivery team and you will personally make a difference to the lives of people across the country.

Ultimately, we’re working to make ‘A Brilliant Civil Service’ – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Competencies

We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:

  • Please give an example of the most complex or important project that you have worked on, and explain how you delivered it within time, cost and quality parameters.
  • Please give an example of a time when you managed a complex range of stakeholders, crossing team and organisational boundaries, and how you gained buy-in where views differed.
  • Please give an example of when you have actively managed project risks, including how you took into account the organisation’s wider strategic thinking.
  • What attracted you to the role of a Senior Project Manager and what do you want to achieve by working in a government environment?