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IT Project Manager

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23 Oct 2021

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Join us as an IT Project Manager with the Bank of England

(London, Full-time, Permanent)


At Capita, we support clients across a range of sectors, including local Government, central Government, Education, Transport, Health, Life and Pensions, Insurance, Banking, 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.


The Projects and Programmes Division is responsible for all aspects of Bank of England's programme and project delivery, in line with the Bank's strategic priorities. This is achieved through effective central oversight of the Bank's change portfolio, supported by professional management of significant business change initiatives to ensure successful delivery. The portfolio covers all types of projects from technical IT infrastructure projects, through the development and introduction of new business systems (including financial, risk, banking, and data systems), to projects focused on business change and/or policy development


The Project Manager will be assigned to deliver a change initiative and will need to understand the wider objectives of their project, demonstrate credibility in that field and be able to influence others. They must be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior managers, the programme office, the wider project and portfolio teams, and third parties.

The Project Manager has the authority and is responsible for the delivery of the project on a day-to-day basis including:
Driving to align all functions, groups, and factions of the organisation inside and outside of technology to drive coordination and collaboration into projects
To ensure that all projects have the following core elements clearly defined and within the correct organisational systems:
Project Plan - ensuring the correct use of the appropriate planning model within the correct tools to drive accurate work effort and timing by creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) of all projects down to level 3 to define resource and effort demand regardless of project type, waterfall, Agile or Hybrid
Resource management - ensuring the hours and forecast for all project work accurately and critical resources outlined to be able to forecast:
Demand for the overall program
Accurate demand rolling wave no less than 6 months hence
All resource is loaded into demand tool (Daptiv)
Critical resources are identified, requested, and managed to the correct level of visibility to ensure engagement
Proactive risk management is performed of the project to determine the project type & risk profile to the Bank
Forecast / planned V actual costs to align with yearly budgets
Forecast views of the project lifetime costs over multiple years
Monthly burn charts
Supporting the community by improving the competency and professionalism of the function, enhancing collaboration, and developing leadership skills
To deliver all projects and programs to tolerance and promote: Excellence in planning (to within 10% on project close as project initiation)
Project delivery consistency (all projects to within 10% of classification)
Projects on time, cost, and resource profile to within 10%
Right people on the right projects - retain and grow the right people, with the right knowledge and skills for the continuous improvement and maturity of the immediate and (where appropriate) broader team

A track record of successful project delivery throughout the entire project lifecycle, managing budgets more than £2m
Specialist in all aspects of project management including project planning, estimating, budgetary control and RAID management (Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies), business change management and embedding change within an organisation
Excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to negotiate, persuade and influence business decisions at senior management level and presents at Investment Board level.
Capable of innovative thinking and able to influence stakeholders within the business to adopt new approaches and ways of working
Strong organisation skills, with the ability to manage conflicting deadlines and priorities,
Able to use judgement and provide sound justification for decisions, tailoring approach to delivery based on experience
Able to work collaboratively across an organisation, building a network of contacts both internally and externally
Clear communication skills (verbal and written); able to represent the project at governance forums or Boards
Strong leadership, people management and team building capabilities, with experience of line or matrix management of teams
Business change management experience gained from successfully managing the organisational, cultural and stakeholder challenges of a transformation project.
Deliver the deliverables & achieve benefits case to specified scope and quality

Experience of successful delivery of regulatory projects
A recognised project or programme management qualification e.g. Prince 2, MSP, APMP or PMP.
Experience of managing projects spanning multiple business areas within an organisation
Experience of delivering projects within the Financial Services sector
Experience of running agile and waterfall projects and understanding both methodologies can effectively work together on a programme
Ensure the organisation is ready, willing, and able to accept the change
Ensure stakeholders and business expectations are met
Customers' views and needs may change through the life of the project and must be respected
Matrix reporting with strong alignment to the Business Sponsor
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