Senior Project and Planning Manager

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
London, UK
12 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Project & Planning Manager

The Money and Pensions Service vision is everyone making the most of their money and pensions.

This new organisation brings together the free services delivered by the Money Advice Service, The Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise. We are an Arms-Length organisation, sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions, with a joint commitment to ensuring that people have access and guidance to the information they need to make effective financial decisions over their lifetime.

To realise this ambition, MaPS is working with Industry to deliver Pensions Dashboards. Pensions dashboards will ensure people throughout the UK have easy access to key information about what pensions they have, who manages them and what they are worth, revolutionising how people engage with their pensions throughout their lives

MaPS has recently created an Industry Delivery Group (IDG) which will be responsible for delivering the technical architecture that underpins pensions dashboards.

Reporting to the Head of Projects and Delivery, the Senior Project & Planning Manager will establish and maintain the End-to-End Plan, be accountable for elicitation of updates from work-streams and key stakeholders and facilitate planning sessions with a range of stakeholders including at very senior levels (Director). They will establish/maintain critical path analysis, dependency mapping, change control and milestone tracking, provide strategic reporting and generate MI.

This is a key role in which the post holder will need to have a complete picture of all current and planned activity taking place across the IDG. The successful candidate will be an experienced project manager with demonstrable experience of working in high-profile and complex projects.

What you'll need to succeed

* Provide evidence of experience of working as a Project Planner on large scale, complex IT and change Projects/Programme(s)
* Experience in multi-tasking and cradle to grave project management, planning & tracking.
* Provide evidence of expert proficiency in MS Project including dependency management and critical path tracking.
* Experience in generating Management Information (MI) reports, ideally automatically, for multiple audiences including project reviews, delivery review, leadership team and executives.
* Provide evidence of experience working collaboratively with stakeholders of all levels of experience and maturity to ensure the project plan (and associated reporting artefacts) are provided in a timely manner.
* Experience of using spreadsheets, databases and bespoke systems.

Highly Desirable

* Understanding of the Government Digital Service's Design Principles and Digital Service Standard
* A suitable qualification in Project and/or Programme Management, such as Prince II, Managing Successful Programmes, PMP, APMG etc

What you'll get in return

You will receive excellent benefits and a competitive salary of up to £60,000

What you need to do now

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