GLA Delivery Manager

Closing date for applications: 28/03/2019
Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
The Delivery Manager will manage a new project to automate the London Development Database and create a live hub of planning data for London. This is a high-profile and critically important project that will allow for timely monitoring of the new London Plan.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
9 months
Organisation the work is for
Greater London Authority
Maximum day rate
£500/day maximum for 3 days a week over life of contract.
Early market engagement
The project is already well underway. You can read about progress to date here:
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work with: • The co-leads overseeing the project in the Planning and Growth and Infrastructure teams, who will manage this work • Two project officers devoted to the project, whose work the specialist will direct • A range of IT suppliers: all back-office system and submission portal providers for London • Consultants contributing to elements of the project • All 35 of London’s Local Planning Authorities • Partners involved in the project from other authorities outside London, including Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon. • MHCLG
What the specialist will work on
Leading the development and implementation of a range of crosscutting workstreams, which will form a new stream of live data about development taking place in London. Including: • Overseeing technical upgrades and changes • Overseeing development of a new public ‘hub’ of planning information • Overseeing a process to support boroughs in changing their local validation requirements. • Ensuring appropriate user research is conducted in Agile • Negotiating with suppliers and managing contracts • Directing two staff-members • Organising and leading planning, meetings and check-ins • Tracking project progress / velocity and taking corrective action where necessary
Address where the work will take place
Great London Authority, City Hall, Queens Walk, More London, SE1 2AA
Working arrangements
3 days a week onsite
Security clearance
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
•Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers •Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
Assessment methods
Work history Interview
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 75% Cultural fit 5% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Experience of project managing high profile and complex projects using both Agile and Prince2 and effective reporting.
  • Experience working with data, in particular local authority planning and development management systems and/or processes
  • Good understanding of the planning and development industries
  • Excellent communications skills and experience maintaining relationships with senior stakeholders
  • A relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification or ability to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge and skills gained through experience.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Preference for experience delivering digital products or services.
  • Experience delivering against a government digital service standard
  • A track record of user-centred design

Closing date for applications: 28/03/2019

GLA Delivery Manager

Closing date for applications: 28/03/2019

Specialist role:

Delivery manager




Greater London Authority

Maximum day rate:

£500/day maximum for 3 days a week over life of contract.

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