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Programme Manager

Job Title: Programme Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: £39000 - £47000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH58121_1531832489
Contact Name: Michael Hartley
Contact Email: m.hartley@parity.net
Job Published: July 17, 2018 14:01

Job Description

Our leading public sector client is looking for an IT Programme Manager to work in Leeds on a permanent basis.

IT Programme Manager - IT Change Programmes - Agile - £39-47K - Permanent

As a programme manager, you will have the ability to lead and collaborate with colleagues at all levels, presenting financial and budgetary information with a high attention to detail.

  • Significant understanding and knowledge of either MS Project, Prince2, Managing Successful Programmes or APM Body of Knowledge;
  • Accountability for overseeing the scoping, planning, business case development and subsequent delivery of the IT elements of major strategic change, ensuring the achievement of the programmes' vision and the realisation of business benefits;
  • Collaborating with executives and senior leaders across IT, Student Education and Corporate Services to ensure effective delivery of IT elements of these programmes of work, including the management of external IT professional services and supplier contracts;
  • Leading on and having accountability for the IT elements of these programmes, including collaborating with the business Programme and Project Managers, Business Programme Directors and the PMO to ensure IT resources are successfully deployed whilst monitoring the success of transition activities so that the desired benefits are realised;
  • Accountability for establishing the appropriate IT governance ensuring these aspects of programme change are aligned to and compliant with the institution's and programmes' governance arrangements;
  • Demonstrating leadership and providing support to executives and directors, developing and implementing effective strategies for senior stakeholder management, keeping them engaged and informed;
  • Matrix management of IT resources for successful project and programme delivery, ensuring ongoing alignment to strategic priorities;

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Substantial experience of working as an IT Programme or Project Manager on multi-million pound budgets, incorporating complex and/or large projects/programmes, reporting to executive level boards;
  • Experience of transitioning IT change into live service from a complex application systems landscape, dealing with significant risks across systems integration, data migration and infrastructure;
  • Significant experience of working across complex organisations, leading enabling teams or influencing stakeholders at senior levels of an organisation;
  • Experience of leading and being accountable for the scope and design of programmes of work as well as implementing processes, organisation structures, new services and people capabilities needed to satisfy programme outcomes;
  • The ability to work confidently and assertively with a range of executive and senior stakeholders, using coaching, negotiating, communication and influencing skills to achieve successful outcomes;
  • A proven ability to bring an envisioned future state to life, eliciting the support of all stakeholders in achieving the vision;
  • Experience of successfully managing external parties including suppliers and other professional partners;

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