Group Programme Delivery Manager

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Job Description: Group Programme Delivery Manager Based in London or Glasgow Ref: BIC/GPDM 1-year fixed term contract Full Time/Flexible Hours Salary on application Since 1991, The Big Issue has fought poverty by creating opportunities and supporting people to take control of their lives. As part of our ongoing work we are now looking for a Programme Delivery Manager to act as a critical link between the business units, operations and leadership teams across the Big Issue Group to manage, monitor and report on the delivery of TBI strategic projects ad in particular our Digital Transformation project. The Role: This is a newly created role. You will manage cross-group programmes, lead our digital products development projects, build operational processes and guide managers across the Group on project management best practices and reporting. You will ensure individual projects and the programme are managed to agreed timescales, within agreed costs and to a high-quality standard. This will involve developing and implementing programme and project plans for successful delivery. You will also identify, assess, manage and communicate risk in relation to the delivery of the programme. Ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to effectively mitigate the risk. Working across the business you will collaborate with the managers and the Digital Transformation task team to synchronise all digital products projects and to ensure all projects are developed on time, within budget and KPIs are met. Skills & Experience • Project management or equivalent - Prince 2/PMI • Experience in setting up small PMO (desirable) • Demonstrable evidence of delivering successful projects & programmes • Experience in using excel at an advance level • Knowledge and experience of both theoretical and practical application of structured project management methodologies • Proven work experience in developing operational processes and procedures. This role is offered on a 1-year fixed term contract basis. The hours can be flexible for the right candidate and we would also be open to discussing this role being taken on a contractor/consultancy basis. Salary and Benefits for Directly Employed Staff Include: • Salary commensurate with the third sector, which can be confirmed on request. • Incremental holiday entitlement starting at 25 days per year plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) plus paid leave to care for a sick child or grandchild and a sick or elderly relation • Incremental sick pay starting at 5 days per rolling year • Enhanced contribution to our workplace pension • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay • Training and development opportunities including an open learning library and management training schemes • Health benefits include life cover, a health Cashplan scheme which provides access to counselling and a range of therapies • Please note that we reserve the right to review and amend our staff benefits and they do not form part of any contract of employment. Workplace details This role can be based in London or Glasgow, however due to current Covid-19 restrictions it is likely that the successful candidate will work at least part of the time from their home address. Closing date: 4th November 2020 The Big Issue is striving towards Equal Opportunities We particularly welcome applications from those who are underrepresented in our sector, such as women in senior roles, and people with disabilities and from Black and Minority Ethnic communities. You may have experience of the following: Senior Programme Manager, Senior Project Manager, Programme Manager, Programme Management, PRINCE2, PMO, Project Management, Project Delivery Manager, Service Delivery Manager, etc. Ref: 95007

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