AP-SPM-3535: Senior Project Manager - Strategic Transformation
  • Stephen Pimm
  • 12 Mar 2021
  • Location:
    London - Remote
  • Sector:
    Public sector
  • Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Offering:
    Up to £52K (National) or Up to £55K (London) dependent on experience
  • Start Date:
    ASAP - Post Interview
Job Description:

Our client, an Executive Agency of a major UK Government Department require a Senior Project Manager to join them on a 12-month fixed term basis. This role is remote.



Our client is undertaking a Transformation Programme and require a Senior Project Manager to deliver multiple projects within the programme. This role will deliver strategic transformation – it is NOT an IT role.


You will have responsibility for the day to day management and leadership of the project team in the delivery of allocated projects. This will include responsibility for driving and overseeing the delivery of the project to ensure that the objectives are clearly defined and achieved within the agreed time, cost and quality constraints.

You will have a key role in project governance and working with all stakeholders to ensure the agreed project outputs are delivered to enable benefits to be realised.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Create and lead the project to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints.
  • Day to day management and leadership of the project and the project team. Provide effective leadership and management controls.  Design the project structure and organisation appropriate to stage. Set appropriate delivery methodologies that align to the corporate governance and controls.
  • Develop and draft Project Mandates and supporting Business Case, with input from specialists as necessary.
  • Understand the project budget and track delivery within budget.
  • Identify skill requirements; and deploy and develop resources.
  • Deliver the agreed Business Case benefits and outcomes and ensure appropriate Benefits Realisation Strategy is in place, monitoring longer term delivery of benefits against the Business Case.
  • Identify and manage stakeholder relationships and the need for senior level support. Manage internal and external relationships as appropriate.
  • Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate and ensure that interdependencies with other projects are managed.
  • Support effective governance and decision making. Provide reporting and engage in mechanisms that hold you, as Project Manager, to account for delivery.
  • Engage with assurance reviews and Corporate Programme Management Office (CPMO) healthchecks and support action on recommendations. Organise assurance processes such as gateway reviews, as required.
  • Ensure effective Change Control processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders.
  • Provide support, guidance and coaching for the project team. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance.
  • Cascade vision and translate into delivery objectives for the team. Develop and maintain Project Plan. Manage performance and report progress to sponsors.


Essential experience:

  • Demonstrable project management role leading the delivery of strategic projects – ideally within a large programme environment.
  • Previous experience within a public sector / central government environment.
  • Demonstrable change / transformation experience including encouraging senior level behavioural change.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and experience.
  • Commercial awareness.


This is a remote role with a nominated office in either Liverpool, London, Newport, Norwich or Birmingham.


This is NOT an IT role – it is focusing on strategic change and transformation within the public sector.


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