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Smarter Working Programme Director

Location

National

 

About the job

Job description

This role is for the Government Property Agency

This is an exciting and high profile role with significant delivery and leadership responsibilities. The Smarter Working Programme Director will report to the GPA Programmes Director and will be required to regularly report on progress to the Smarter Working Programme Board as well as to the GPA Executive and beyond. This crucial role ensures focus on delivery at a senior level, driving excellence and innovation from the top.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds.

Smarter Working is a transformational change programme and enabler for the Hubs and Whitehall Campus programmes, that aims to change the way all civil servants work. There is a government-wide target for all departments to be working smarter by 2022 and some are already actively working on this. There are widespread benefits for both employer and employee, including the reduction of office space and provision of a great place to work, reduced costs, improved work-life balance, increased productivity and contribution to Greening Government. Flexibility will be fully embedded into working life, with people being supported to make the right choices about where, when and how they work to meet business need.

The Government’s ambition is to become a global leader of Smarter Working practice. We will deliver a spectrum of working and workplace solutions that help people make intelligent choices about where and when they work, enhancing workplace optimisation, improving professional productivity, better work life balance and providing an environment for rapid change.

Key Responsibilities:
● Leading on policy and standards including around design and ways of working.
● Developing appropriate programme & project Business Cases and securing investment approval through the GPA Investment Committee.
● Building strong relationships with senior leaders across government and externally.
● Ensuring benefits are realised in line with the Business Cases, using appropriate levels of governance and control throughout
delivery and providing timely and accurate reporting to meet diverse stakeholder needs.
● Manage budgets, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivery and realised benefits as the programmes progress. Maintain robust risk management processes.
● Managing stakeholders across government at the most senior level and developing strong relationships across organisational boundaries in order to deliver programme benefits.
● Securing value for money from third party suppliers of goods and services.
● Leading a team (initially of around 10) including project managers and support staff, plus external advisers with the size of the team increasing over time.

Person Specification

Management of large-scale and complex programmes
● A proven track record of managing large-scale projects and programmes, of comparable scale and complexity, within a complex stakeholder environment. Transformational change
● Proven track record of delivering transformational change, impacting on many people. Senior Leadership
● Extensive experience of senior leadership across a multi tasked organisation.

Team Management
● A proven ability to build and manage a high-performing delivery team.
Financial Management and Risk Management
● Strong financial management and budgeting skills, of a comparable scale, with experience of offering sound advice to senior leaders on risk exposure and mitigations.

Stakeholder Management
● Experience of developing relationships with senior stakeholders in a complex, multi-organisation environment.

Communications
● Excellent communication skills – oral and written – with ability to communicate with precision to technical professionals, and with simplicity to customers.

Personal Resilience
● Able to deliver under pressure and to sustain momentum and morale, despite uncertainty and ambiguity.

Qualifications/Professional
Experience
● A programme management qualification equivalent to the Government’s Major Project Leadership Academy (MPLA)/MSP and / or significant programme management experience operating to a senior programme board.

● A practitioner qualification and/or sound understanding of the HMT Better Business Case - 5 case model.

Qualifications

A programme management qualification equivalent to the Government’s Major Project Leadership Academy (MPLA)/MSP and / or significant programme
management experience operating to a senior programme board.

● A practitioner qualification and/or sound understanding of the HMT Better Business Case - 5 case model.