Head Of IT Programmes

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Head Of IT Programmes

Key skills: SC/DV Clearance, Programme Management, IT background, leadership skills, change/transformation programmes, stakeholder management Are you a Programme Manager/Head of Programmes with SC/DV Clearance? Would you like to work for a leading defence sector client on international IT programmes? If so, you need to apply now. Who are they? A global defence and technology giant, with a background in aerospace & research and a key partner to the UK Government.

Job Description

Head of IT Programmes
Farnborough
Up to £100K + Car + Share scheme + Medical + Pension

Key skills: SC/DV Clearance, Programme Management, IT background, leadership skills, change/transformation programmes, stakeholder management

Are you a Programme Manager/Head of Programmes with SC/DV Clearance?
Would you like to work for a leading defence sector client on international IT programmes?

If so, you need to apply now.

Who are they?
A global defence and technology giant, with a background in aerospace & research and a key partner to the UK Government.

From their Farnborough base, they are currently investing heavily in their IT programmes dept. in-support of a major new programme for the MOD.

Purpose:
The purpose of this role is to lead a team of project managers responsible for delivering IT related projects to time, cost and quality, whilst building and maintaining strong working relationships with customers and key internal / external stakeholders.

Accountabilities:
-Ensure the application of appropriate project governance to ensure compliance with legal and corporate requirements for the area of responsibility
-Work with IT Leadership Team to ensure best use of resources on Projects and Operational work.
-Communication of programme status (time, cost & quality, Successes, Opportunities, failures, threats) to internal stakeholders, ensuring that potential issues are escalated through the appropriate channels as soon as possible.
-Ensure that project managers are maintaining up-to-date, fully resourced project plans to enable integrated resourcing at the platform level (consistent with Risk Register, showing all dependencies and milestones) for currently contracted scope.
-Ensuring appropriate control of project changes, ensuring any change to scope (including due to missed dependencies) are formalised through the contract change process
-Ensure that up-to-date Project Management Plans (PMPs) in approved format are in place.
-Ensure Service Integration is managed correctly at end of project
-Work with Key Stakeholders to consistently improve team capability.
-Develop Project Managers and plan training requirements
-Represent IS as Installation Team Lead working with other Programme Managers from our clients business divisions
-Support operational escalation out of hours (DM rota)

Capabilities:
-Drive and determination to achieve successful project delivery.
-Present a proactive and dynamic professional attitude to internal and external customers
-Highly professional in every aspect of their performance. Acts as an ambassador of the company
-Trustworthy, able to handle sensitive and confidential information.

Experience & Qualifications:
-Minimum 5 years' experience in Programme/Senior Project Management
-Leadership transformation capability
-Experience of managing a team of Project Managers in order to meet multiple projects within a programme
-APMP, Prince 2 Practitioner or equivalent
-Current MoD SC security clearance
-Experience of supplier management at senior level
-Financial experience/budget management
-Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
-Good organisational, financial and numeric skills
-Experience of working in an IT environment preferred
-Good collaboration skills.
-Consistently drive through improvement of process
-Understanding of List X and security related companies preferred

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Key Consultant

Adam Vaughan

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Meet Adam, he specialises in IT, sourcing permanent candidates for small to global organisations, including security cleared roles, covering entry level positions, niche developers and CTOs.