Senior Project Manager (Ref: 25359)
Directorate: MoJ Project Delivery Function
Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Pay Span or equivalent: Band A
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) priorities include improving public safety and reducing reoffending by reforming prisons, probation and youth justice, and building a justice system which makes access to justice swifter and more certain for all citizens whatever their background. Project professionals in the MoJ help to improve the governmentâ€™s ability to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public.
This role provides you with the unique opportunity to being central to the delivery of the Secretary of Stateâ€™s priorities by being a member of the Ministry of Justice Project Delivery Function. The MoJ Project Delivery Function sees the centralisation and coordination of all project delivery within the Ministry. By joining the MoJ Project Delivery Function, you will be able to access professional development opportunities including an enhanced and tailored development plan, access world leading guidance, tools and support across and access to the unique Government Project Delivery Professional Network, not to mention your participation in some of the Countries most ambitious projects.
As a Senior Project Manager, you will lead a defined set of interdependent projects, including the associated business change activities and establish appropriate governance and assurance processes monitoring progress, monitoring risks and issues and ensuring the business readiness for change. The role requires professional expertise in the effective use of programme/project methodologies and techniques. You will be responsible for the overall integrity and coherence of the programme. You will develop and maintain the programme environment to support each individual project within it. You will have effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Successful candidates are expected to commit to the role for a minimum of 18 months.
Key responsibilities of the role
Delivery â€“ Create and lead the project to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints.
Project Management â€“ Day to day management and leadership of the project and the project team. Provide effective leadership and management controls. Set project controls. Design the project structure and organisation appropriate to stage. Set appropriate delivery methodologies. Manage effective transition between project phases.
Business Case â€“ Develop and draft the Business Case, with input from specialists as necessary.
Budget â€“ Develop the budget and track delivery within budget.
Resources â€“ Identify skill requirements; and deploy and develop resources. Manage medium sized team.
Benefits Realisation â€“ Deliver the agreed Business Case benefits and outcomes. Ensure appropriate Benefits Realisation Strategy is in place, and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the Business Case.
Stakeholder Management â€“ Identify and manage stakeholder relationships and need for senior level support. Manage internal and external relationships as appropriate.
Risks & Issues â€“ Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate. Identify and work with related projects to manage interdependencies.
Governance â€“ Support effective governance and decision making. Provide reporting and engage in mechanisms that hold you, as Project Manager, to account for delivery.
Assurance â€“ Engage with assurance reviews and support action on recommendations. Organise assurance processes such as gateway reviews, as required.
Change Management â€“ Ensure effective Change Management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders.
Guidance & Support â€“ Provide support, guidance and coaching for the project team. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance.
Project Performance & Controls â€“ Cascade vision and translate into delivery objectives for the team. Develop and maintain Project Plan. Identify and set appropriate Project Controls. Manage performance and report progress to sponsors.
This post requires frequent weekly travel to other sites.
Location & Terms of appointment
These positions will be based out of either;
Leeds - 5 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP.
London - 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ or 10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, E14 4PU
Of the 6 roles we are advertising we are looking to appoint 4 in London and 2 in Leeds.
Salary & Grade
Band A - Grade 7
New entrants to the Civil Service will be expected to join on the minimum of the pay range.
Existing Civil Servants will have their salary calculated in accordance with the Departmentâ€™s pay on transfer / pay on promotion rules.
Selection and Recruitment Process
Where high volumes of applications are received the initial sift will be completed against the lead competency. If your application progresses to a full sift, all competencies will then be considered. Feedback is not available for those not invited to interview.
Merit List of successful candidates based on location will be retained after this campaign for 12 months.
You will be required to complete an application form providing evidence of how you meet the Project Delivery Competencies as per the Project Delivery Capability Framework (PDCF) and provide a current CV.
Details on the PDCF can be found on the Infrastructure and Projects Authority pages
Successful candidates will then be invited for interview and the interviews will take place in either Leeds or London.
The interview will consist of a 5-minute presentation, the topic of which will be provided when candidates are invited to interview. This is then followed by an interview consisting of Project Delivery technical and strength based questions