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Children's Directorate Programme Lead

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £500 per day

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

  • Contact email:

    ekatona@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    RQ440844_1629185747

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-09-16

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Children's Directorate Programme Lead- Haringey
£500/day OUTSIDE IR35

We are looking for an experienced Programme Lead to work with a variety of stakeholders to identify and scope projects across the Children Directorate. This will include ensuring that the right project management control systems are in place, to oversee the successful delivery of a portfolio of spend to save projects within children's social care.
Successful candidate must be able to evidence that they have successfully identified and delivered multiple projects within a challenging environment and can produce reports that articulate the requirements of the service and are needs led evidence based.


Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Extensive knowledge of Children Services

Must be able to use initiative to decide relevant actions and make recommendations to Sponsor/ Manager, with the aim of improving deliverables and compliance to policies

Ability to make decisions autonomously, when required, on difficult issues, working to tight and often changing timescales

Demonstrated capability to plan over short, medium and long-term timeframes and adjust plans and resource requirements accordingly

Comprehensive experience of project principles techniques and tools such as Prince 2 and Managing Successful Projects

Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
Ability to analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options
Takes decisions on difficult and contentious issues where there may be a number of courses of action.

Strategic thinking - ability to anticipate and resolve problems before they arise

Experience of managing and motivating a team