AP-PM-P024122: Policy Project Manager - UKRI BEIS
  • John Thorpe
  • 30 Jul 2020
  • Location:
    Wiltshire - Swindon - WFH
  • Sector:
    Public sector
  • Type:
    Contract
  • Offering:
    In-Scope maximum £500/day Umbrella
  • Start Date:
    ASAP post interview and Clearance check
Job Description:

Policy Project Manager required for a six month assignment with the UK Research and Innovation BEIS based out of Swindon (currently home based due to COVID restrictions) – Baseline security check.

Role offered In-Scope maximum £500/day Umbrella

The Policy Project Manager works with the TFS Policy Team to deliver the policy work-stream. This includes planning delivery, managing resource assignment, tracking benefits and dependencies, and managing risks.

Accountabilities

These will include;

  • Delivery – Create and lead the policy workstream of the programme to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints.
  • Project Management – Day to day management and leadership of the policy workstream. Set project controls. Design the project structure appropriate to delivery. Select and apply appropriate delivery methodologies.
  • Budget & resources – Track delivery within budget and timescales.
  • Resources – Schedule / manage resources to deliver the project. May work independently or with a small team.
  • Benefits Realisation – Ensure benefits are identified, understood, measured, tracked and owned. Ensure appropriate Benefits Realisation Strategy is in place, and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the overall programme Business Case.
  • Stakeholder Management – Identify key stakeholders and develop effective relationships.
  • Risks & Issues – Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate.
  • Governance – Provide key reports and support effective governance and decision making.
  • Assurance – Support or set appropriate project assurance.
  • Change Management – Ensure effective Change Management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders.
  • Guidance & Support – Seek appropriate support, guidance and coaching from the project community. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance.
  • Project Performance & Controls – Build Project Plan and apply appropriate project principles to deliver stated objectives. Identify and set appropriate Project Controls. Track and report delivery against milestones.

Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification

Desirable:

  • PRINCE2 Practitioner, Agile Practitioner, or equivalent higher-level Project Management Qualification.
    APM Registered Project Professional.
Experience
  • Excellent written communication skills, including a good working knowledge of MS Office packages (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.).
  • Experience working as a member of a large or medium complexity project team, or as a specialist or workstream lead for a small, low complexity project.
Skills:
See above
Person Specification:
See above

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