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Project Planner

Employer
Capita
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Jun 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Join us as a Project Planner with Data Services & Analytics at the Home Office (Full-Time, Permanent)

***If you have the appetite to work on issues that directly impact the public and have the drive and determination to play a critical role in enabling change, then we want to hear from you!***

The Home Office

This role is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative person to be at the forefront of change in one of the great Departments of State. We are delivering significant transformation in order to continue keeping our citizens safe and our country secure. New technology and the fast-evolving nature of the threats we face mean we must adapt, and adapt fast, and with the UK leaving the EU, the need for change is greater than ever.

Project Planners work with the project/programme teams, other planners and stakeholders, overseeing plans and schedules, challenging and testing project assumptions to ensure that plans and estimates that underpin them are realistic and achievable as the project/programme proceeds.

Project Planners play a key role in delivering advice and guidance to the project/programme leadership and their teams on how to best deliver the required outputs, products and activities within the scope of the plan within the Home Office Transformation Portfolio. It is large, complex and challenging, encompassing over 20 major and/or mission critical projects and programmes plus four business portfolios of change. There is a strong focus on agile, modular project delivery, supported by enterprise-wide portfolio management and you could find yourself working on a project for the UK's critical national infrastructure through to a complex technology enabled business change programme

About Capita

At Capita, we support clients across a range of sectors, including local Government, central Government, education, transport, health, life and pensions, insurance and other private sector organisations. We support with expertise applied by the talent across our business in combination with technology, insight and analytics to keep our clients ahead of change, sharper than competitors and more efficient than ever - and we always need new talent to help us achieve our goals.

We are currently recruiting for interesting and exciting positions at the Home Office. The Home Office keeps the UK secure and prosperous; protects its citizens, residents and visitors and their property; and upholds rights, liberties and the rule of law. Leading on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime and fire policy, counter-terrorism and work to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.

The Role of a Project Planner

Your role as Project Planner will be to work with stakeholders to ensure all aspects of the project are defined. You will provide clarity on key milestones to define what, when and how activities will be organised to ensure the outcomes of a project can be achieved, with the resources available.

You will lead on all aspects of project planning, which will include the development, updating and monitoring of plans and scheduling. You will identify tasks, activities, interdependencies and outputs for the project and work team to track and monitor progress against the plan throughout the life of the project.

Key Outcome & Deliverables

1. Planning - Define the fundamental components of the Transformation programme delivery in terms of deliverables, scope, timescales. Also requires skill in the production of broader plans incorporating risk and quality to provide a consolidated overview of DSA delivery.

2. Scheduling - Refine and maintain schedules for activities taking into account dependencies, resource requirements and constraints.

3. Frameworks and methodologies - Work in a blended waterfall and agile environment to deliver at all stages within the transformation lifecycle.

4. Change control - Establish protocols to manage and documents requests that alter the scope of transformation.

5. Governance - Clearly define roles, responsibilities and accountabilities and establish controls and approval routes.

Desirable Criteria:
PRINCE2 (Practitioner)
Agile Project Management (Practitioner)
PM Project Management
MS Project Online experience
High level of experience working as a strategic planner within a Transformation Programme

Please note successful applicants will be expected to go through vetting and Security Clearance.

The role will initially be remote and is flexible working, with Home office aiming to move to a hybrid model in the upcoming months

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best of luck with your application.
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