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Programme Manager/Delivery Lead

United Kingdom Government
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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LocationBirmingham, Cardiff, Darlington, Edinburgh, London, SalfordAbout the jobSummaryOur Mission
At BEIS, we are leading the UK's recovery from coronavirus and are building a stronger, greener country. Our varied work makes a real difference to people across the UK and internationally. This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of the BEIS team and our exciting mission!
We lead on the UK's commitments to tackle climate change and drive green economic growth. We support businesses to create jobs and increase opportunity in regions across the UK. We also encourage investment and innovation to make the UK a science superpower producing research that will improve lives.
Our Inclusive Environment
We are building an inclusive culture to make BEIS a brilliant place to work where our people feel valued, have a voice and can be their authentic selves. We value difference and diversity, not only because we believe it is the right thing to do, but because it will help us be more innovative and make better decisions.
We offer first-class flexible working benefits, excellent employee well-being support and a great pension. We are fortunate to have a range of excellent staff networks and are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader employer. We will support talented people from all backgrounds to build a career and thrive.
We actively welcome applications from anyone who shares our commitment to inclusion. We will fully support candidates with a disability or long-term condition who require adjustments in our recruitment process.Job descriptionThe Matrix Programme is a transformation programme involving the Cabinet Office, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, Department for Culture Media and Sport, Department for Education, Department for International Trade, Attorney's General Office and HM Treasury. It is a unique cross-government collaboration that will unlock simpler better and more joined up working by bringing together the systems, processes and ways of working for key government functions such as Finance or HR, commonly known as Shared Services.
The post sits in the Shared Services Team, a fantastic team passionate on improving the existing shared services experience for BEIS and its partners whilst working to deliver the strategic objectives of the new Government Shared Services Strategy through the Matrix Programme.
We are looking for an experienced Programme Manager/Delivery Lead to lead the BEIS programme on a day to day and strategic basis and act as the engagement manager with Subject Matter Experts across BEIS and partners. You will be responsible for driving and leading all aspects of delivery of the BEIS Internal Change Programme, ensuring it aligns with the Matrix Programme to deliver shared services across multiple departments. You will have a key role in project governance and working with stakeholders, to ensure the agreed project outputs are delivered to enable benefits to be realised.Responsibilities• Leadership vision & objectives: Cascade vision and translate into delivery objectives for the team. Lead the programme to deliver the business case benefits and outcomes.
• Communications & Stakeholder Management: Lead internal and external relationships as appropriate, and track these through the use of stakeholder mapping and associated techniques.
• Dependency Management: Work with project leads and business as usual to ensure dependencies are actively managed, act as an arbiter and resolve issues between the various elements of the programme.
• Guidance: Provide direction and guidance on development of programmatic ways of working to team and more broadly across departmental profession.
• Risks & Issues: Lead all aspects of risk and issue management, escalating where required through programme governance. Ensure mitigations are in place and resolved through negotiated agreement.
• Benefits realisation: Ensure realisation of benefits for customers through planning and designing and ensure that project outputs meet programme requirements.
• Programme Performance & Controls: Maintain overall integrity and coherence of programme and governance framework to support each project. Plan programme assurance activities and help support key activity such as gateway reviews, spending review, and business planning.
• Planning: Define the fundamental components of a project in terms of its scope, deliverables, time scales, resource requirements and budget.
• Governance: Clearly define roles, responsibilities and accountabilities and establish controls and approval routes appropriate to each stage of the programme to monitor progress and compliance.
Skills & Experience
It is essential that the successful candidate has experience of leading complex projects and programmes and strong grounding in project and programme management. Does this sound like the role for you? We would love to hear from you if can demonstrate:
• The ability to establish and develop productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, bringing people together to benefit the project.
• The ability to influence, change and impact decisions with both internal and external stakeholders.
• The ability to independently work to provide key Programme Management skills including planning, governance and risk and issue management.
• Experience in engaging, motivating and mentoring colleagues, acting as a role model to inspire and empower others.
Qualifications or significant experience equivalent to that set out in the Project Delivery Capability Framework here for a Programme Manager G6 Role: -Project/Programme Management Qualifications: Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner, Managing Successful Programmes Advanced Practitioner, P3O Practitioner, APM Registered Project Professional, Major Projects Leadership Academy.
Experience of shared services such as Finance, HR and Procurement would be advantageous.Behaviours
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Delivering at Pace
Technical skills
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Programme Management - Please describe a significant project/programme you have led that demonstrates your capability. You may wish to refer to the Project Delivery Capability Framework.
  • Ability and Knowledge - Project Delivery Ability and knowledge aligned to the Project Delivery Capability Framework. here

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:
  • Programme Management - Please describe a significant project/programme you have led that demonstrates your capability. You may wish to refer to the Project Delivery Capability Framework.
BenefitsBEIS offers a competitive mix of benefits including:
• A culture of flexible working, such as job sharing, home working and compressed hours.
• Automatic enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme.
• A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30.
• An extensive range of learning & professional development opportunities, which all staff are actively encouraged to pursue.
• Access to a range of retail, travel and lifestyle employee discounts.
• A hybrid office/home based working model where staff will spend a norm of 40-60% of their time in the office (minimum of 40%) over a month with flex dependent on balancing business and individual need (from September 2021, depending on how the public health guidance evolves).Things you need to knowSecuritySuccessful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.Selection process detailsThis vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
Please use your personal statement (in no more than 500 words) to explain how your skills and experience will enable you to be successful in this role. We will be looking for evidence of leadership; communicating and influencing; and seeing the bigger picture.
Applications will be sifted on personal statement, CV and any technical skills required.
In the event of a large number of applicants, applications will be sifted on the personal statement. Candidates who pass the initial sift may be progressed to a full sift, or progressed straight to assessment/interview.
The interview will consist of behaviour and technical based questions.
Interviewees will be asked to deliver a presentation; further details will be provided nearer the time.
Expected Timeline subject to change
Sift dates: w/c 20th June 2022
Interview dates: w/c 27th June 2022
Interview Location: MS Teams.
Candidates are asked to note the above timetable, exercising flexibility through the recruitment and selection process.
Reasonable Adjustment
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
• Contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.
• Complete the "Assistance required" section in the "Additional requirements" page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you're deaf, a Language Service Professional.
Further Information
This role is full time only. Applicants who wish to work an alternative pattern are welcome to apply however your preferred working pattern may not be available and you should discuss this with the vacancy holder before applying.
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.
New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.
A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.
Please note terms and conditions are attached. Please take time to read the document to determine how these may affect you.
Any move to Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility here
BEIS does not normally offer full home working (i.e. working at home); but we do offer a variety of flexible working options (including occasionally working from home).
Please note that BEIS does not hold a licence to sponsor visa applications.
In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service /Disclosure Scotland. on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing stating the job reference number in the subject heading.
For further information on the Disclosure Scotland confidential checking service telephone: the Disclosure Scotland Helpline on 0870 609 6006 and ask to speak to the operations manager in confidence, or email
Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant's details held on the IFD will be refused employment.
A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.
If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirementsWorking for the Civil ServiceThe Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.Apply and further informationThis vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. Read more about prison leaver recruitment.Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.Contact point for applicantsJob contact :
  • Name : Elaine Tuck
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Recruitment team :
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Further informationAppointment to the Civil Service is governed by the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles. If you feel that your application has not been treated in accordance with the recruitment principles, and wish to make a complaint, then you should contact in the first instance If you are not satisfied with the response that you receive, then you can contact the Civil Service Commission. For further information on bringing a complaint to the Civil Service Commission please visit their web pages: Click here to visit Civil Service Commission/Complaints
DetailsReference number 214223 Salary60,370 - 72,000London - 64,700 72,000, National - 60,370 69,500. The successful candidate may be eligible for a 3000 pay enhancement subject to having a valid qualification from the list of 'typical qualifications' as defined for the 'Programme Manager'' role in the Project Delivery Capability Framework hereGBPGradeGrade 6Contract typePermanentBusiness areaBEIS - Corporate Services - DigitalType of roleBusiness Management and Improvement
Project Delivery
Senior leadershipWorking patternFlexible working, Full-time, Job shareNumber of posts1
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