Our client is looking for an immediate start for an experienced senior project manager/portfolio lead to oversee and manage the complex programme of change and transformation within its Children’s Social Care and Education Directorates.

Purpose of job:        

To support the Heads of Programmes, working with Chief Officers and Directorate and Strategic Leaderships teams to develop, shape and deliver their programme of change aligned to the delivery of corporate and strategic priorities and the medium-term financial plan

To develop and manage project and programme portfolios – ensuring appropriate dependency management and governance arrangements are in place.

To work closely with sponsors and business leads as critical friends for their proposed change priorities

To lead and supervise the work of Project Managers and the work of Project Teams (including any inter-agency teams) comprising senior managers, operational staff, agencies and advisors and support the staff to meet the overall objectives

To ensure appropriate stakeholders are engaged and managed through the life of the relevant programme and projects

To produce realistic and tangible business case and other relevant project documents including blueprints, project plans, and to be responsible for budget management within the project and all associated project resource management

To recognise and develop relevant culture change plans using relevant techniques to deliver sustainable change

To operate the established governance arrangements within projects and ensure that key information is presented, and decisions sought from the appropriate body at the appropriate time

Working 35 hours per week

Rate of pay £22.20 per hour

For a full job spec please email hayley.wilkes@stepbysteprecruitment.co.uk

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