NLEDP 130 – Programme Planner

Closing date for applications: 16/05/2019
Specialist role
Programme manager
Summary of the work
Establishing and maintaining the End-2-End Programme Plan: •Holding teams accountable for updates to the Programme plans •Maintain Programme dependency and milestones tracking to feed reporting •Generating MI reports •Establish and maintain a set of reporting tools and templates for Programme governance needs •Drive Planning and Reporting standards across the Programme.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Up to 12 months. Initial SoW will be for 6 months
South East England
Organisation the work is for
The Home Office
Maximum day rate
Up to £400;please quote your rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You will work as part of the Programme Management Office team and will engage with the different stakeholders from wider DDaT as well as all programme projects / work streams. Outputs from this post will be used internally and externally at Programme and Portfolio levels and may also be used to feed external communications such as awareness campaigns and briefings to the media and Home Office Permanent Secretary.
What the specialist will work on
• Establishing and maintaining the NLEDP Integrated End-2-End Programme Plan • Holding teams accountable for regular updates to the Project and Programme plans • Maintain Programme dependency and milestones tracking to feed Programme reporting • Generating Management Information (MI) reports • Provide planning guidance and support to all workstreams • Establish and maintain a standard set of reporting tools and templates in line with Programme governance needs. • Drive the adoption of Planning and Reporting standards across the Programme
Address where the work will take place
Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA There will also be a requirement to work at Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF.
Working arrangements
A typical working day is 9am-5pm, however working outside of these hours may be required due to business/project need. The role requires flexibility as individuals may be required to work at any of the Customer premises and/or at supplier sites. The role is currently deemed out of scope of the IR35 regulations. However, at the point of contract award to a successful supplier, the IR35 assessment will be re-visited based on the individual circumstances of the DOS Specialist.
Security clearance
Must be prepared to obtain SC level security clearance, required for access to Home Office facilities/deliverables, if not already SC cleared. Must also be prepared to undergo NPPV-3 (Non Policing Police Vetting).
Additional terms and conditions
T&S will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to HO T&S policy .
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Seek constructive outcomes in discussions Actively involve colleagues and partners to deliver an outcome Challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it's beneficial to progress Make recommendations for decisions and options
Assessment methods
Work history Reference Interview
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 60% Cultural fit 10% Price 30%
Essential skills and experience
  • Experience of working as an experience Programme Planner on large scale, complex IT programme(s).
  • Extremely proficient in MS Project including dependency management and critical path tracking although Primavera P6 planner with MS Project skills will be considered,
  • Experience of driving multiple suppliers to ensure the master, Programme plan (and associated reporting artefacts) are provided in line with regular governance cycles,
  • Experience in generating Management Information (MI) reports, ideally automatically, for multiple audiences including project reviews, programme delivery review, leadership team and board executives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, providing effective summaries & briefings for all stakeholders including material which could be used for external audiences,
  • Ability to be proactive, and able to work in a fast-paced environment, managing their own time and priorities effectively,
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues at every level within an organisation
  • Close attention to detail, good organisational skills, and the ability to develop and implement effective processes
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Understanding of a range of structured programme and project management methodologies including Agile and PRINCE2
  • Experience of planning within the context of multiple commercial constructs with multiple suppliers.

Closing date for applications: 16/05/2019

NLEDP 130 – Programme Planner

Closing date for applications: 16/05/2019

Specialist role:

Programme manager


South East England


The Home Office

Maximum day rate:

Up to £400;please quote your rate

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