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Programme Manager

Venesky Brown
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Venesky-Brown's client, a public sector organisation in Glasgow/Edinburgh, is currently looking to recruit a Programme Manager for an 8-10 week contract with option to extend on a rate of £330/day (inside of IR35). Due to the current circumstances this role will be remote based for the foreseeable future.


-Manage a programme of work delivering projects to the client and its customers in support of Public Sector strategies in Scotland.

-Provide internal consultancy on programme management and facilitate delivery of continuous and quality improvement techniques

-Deliver the strategic direction for the client by influencing stakeholders and leading the definition, development and implementation of major programmes delivering that mission.

-Influence national strategies and modernisation initiatives and identify synergistic opportunities, which drive best value for the client

-Work with strategic programme stakeholders to successfully drive and manage substantial change programmes through a world-class programmes management framework to deliver outcomes and benefits to the required level of quality, on time and within budget.

Essential Skills:

-Educated to degree level with a postgraduate qualification and extensive professional experience

-Proven experience of managing and delivering programmes and projects

-Evidenced application of proven methodologies and techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes and projects

-Experienced in engagement with leaders, directors and executive management teams leading change programmes and projects

-Experience of establishing programme governance structures to ensure the programme is aligned with organisational strategy and its constituent projects deliver the required capabilities

-Experience of coordination and negotiation with external suppliers to secure work prioritisation and timely delivery

-Experience of using information for management purposes and in setting and monitoring targets and performance indicators

-Line management experience

-Ability to recognise and adapt to the environment in which the programme operates. Providing a flexible approach to ensure the customer's requirements are fully understood and met.

Desirable Skills:

-Formal programme and project management training e.g. Managing Successful Programmes™, PRINCE2™, AGILE™

-Managing constantly evolving, high profile and high cost / benefit strategic and business critical change programmes across an organisation of significantly specialised and unique functions

-Focuses on the organisational impact of the vast array of complex change initiatives to ensure the multiple, potentially contentious interdependencies are managed successfully

-Experience of delivering options appraisal exercises and the development of robust business cases

-Experience and knowledge of delivering effective customer-orientated services

-Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures and effective financial management skills

-Knowledge and experience of delivering quality improvement initiatives e.g. the ability to map and analyse business processes to make best use of the people, processes and technology

-Constructing pragmatic proposals for developing new initiatives that balance innovation and excellent modern methods within the resources available, and that have a clear change management plan.

If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch
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