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Programme Portfolio Lead

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    Professional Services

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    Up to £31 per hour

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    Eszter Katona

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

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Programme Portfolio Lead- Worcestershire

Purpose of job:
? To support the Heads of Programmes, working with Chief Officers and Directorate
and Strategic Leaderships teams to develop, shape and deliver their programme of
change aligned to the delivery of corporate and strategic priorities and the mediumterm financial plan (MTFP)
? To develop and manage project and programme portfolios - ensuring appropriate
dependency management and governance arrangements are in place.
? To work across the Council and partners to lead and manage change projects and
programmes to recognised professional standards
? To work closely with sponsors and business leads as critical friends for their
proposed change priorities
? To lead and supervise the work of Project Managers and the work of Project Teams
(including any inter-agency teams) comprising senior managers, operational staff,
agencies and advisors and support the staff to meet the overall objectives
? To ensure appropriate stakeholders are engaged and managed through the life of the
relevant programme and projects
? To produce realistic and tangible business case and other relevant project
documents including blueprints, project plans, and to be responsible for budget
management within the project and all associated project resource management
? To recognise and develop relevant culture change plans using relevant techniques to
deliver sustainable change
? To operate the established governance arrangements within projects and ensure that
key information is presented, and decisions sought from the appropriate body at the
appropriate time

It is essential that the post holder has:
? Recognised programme and/or project management qualification e.g. PRINCE2,
Agile, Lean 6 Sigma or MSP and substantial project management experience
It is essential that the post holder has:
? Substantial experiences of working successfully to deliver programme and project
outcomes with senior stakeholders
? Substantial experience of developing and managing large project, programme and
change management activity within a complex organisation
? Substantial experience of managing multidisciplinary teams to deliver business
? Evidence of further professional development, within a relevant area such a
Programme, Project and Change management, process engineering, or service
restructure or able to show relevant experience
? A successful and substantial record of consistent achievement as a leader including
evidence of a clear understanding of quality standards, change strategies and
effective service provision in a senior role
? Significant record of success in proactively managing and achieving sustainable
change and improvements, sometimes in challenging circumstances, with the ability
to translate strategic objectives into clear delivery plans and opportunities
? Substantial experience in managing significant budgets, resources and contracts and
developing fully costed resource plans
? Substantial successful people management and leadership experience,
demonstrating the ability to motivate, challenge, support and develop individuals and
teams to deliver complex outcomes
It is essential that the post holder has:
? Expert interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to establish positive
relationships with stakeholder at all levels, elected members and external agencies,
groups and individuals, that generate confidence, respect and trust. In addition, the
ability to handle potentially hostile, emotive atmospheres and environments and to
act discretely as appropriate
? The ability to present information in multiple formats at a board level to elicit key
? Ability to lead, shape, motivate and influence a team instilling a culture of change
driven by performance and ability to work credibly with different organisations
through partnerships, to deliver complex, high profile projects to tight deadlines
? Ability to work well under pressure and to deliver to strict deadlines and to work with
sensitivity and within a political environment.
? Expertise to maximise resources and manage budgets effectively in a commercially
focussed and financially disciplined environment
? Ability to implement flexible, creative and imaginative approaches and identify new
options for service development through service improvement, change management
techniques and, measurement and monitoring or processes.
? Expert analytical and judgemental skills to analyse interpret and communicate
complex situations which may contain several components and from which several
options may be presented