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Programme Manager

Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an experienced, professionally qualified Programme Manager with at least 3 years Programme Management experience and a demonstrable track record of successfully delivering large scale projects, providing portfolio assurance and governance, and coaching project managers on agreed frameworks and methodology?

If so, CMS is looking for an experienced Programme Manager to work with the Head of Programme Management and take responsibility for delivering key strategic projects and programmes aligned to strategy, departmental roadmaps aligned to the overall portfolio, and supporting and providing coaching to the business project managers to deliver their projects.

Location: Scotland or London
About the Role
The role requires great negotiation and persuasion skills, expert planning and organisational skills and outstanding communication and inter-personal skills with the ability to clearly communicate with senior management and the board.

Ideally with a background the legal sector, as well as taking delivery responsibility for a number of strategic/business critical and/or firmwide projects, the incumbent will support the Head of Programme Management in, amongst other things:

* Maintaining the Programme and Project Management frameworks* Maintaining and managing centralised controls and governance across programme delivery* Providing coaching and guidance to the Business project managers, building and managing meaningful and supportive relationships across the organisation with team members, vendors and partners* Providing consultancy support to business project managers signposting best practices to empower them to self-organise and manage their own projects* Managing and working with stakeholders to gain buy in from all areas on programmes* Participating in and facilitating a PMO Community with a wide group of resources working on projects and business activities* Working with Heads of Departments to create roadmaps for future projects aligned and prioritised in order to deliver CMNO strategic and business objectives and project best practices and processes* Managing the regular roadmaps and programme review sessions to monitor progress and seek to improve efficiency in delivery* Managing financial resources related to the projects in the programme and demonstrating financial results of the programme in relation to the organisation's business goals and strategic objectives* Ensuring effective reporting of all projects to enable stakeholders, sponsors and management to make appropriate decisions
About You
Qualifications: * Professional qualification in project management * Proven experience of programme management delivery including providing portfolio assurance, governance, and methodology* Up-to-date evidence of effective programme management and project management* Able to organise and lead a team to achieve objectives and targets* Outstanding communication and inter-personal skills with the ability to clearly communicate with senior management and the board
Equal Opportunities
At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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