Interim Senior Project Manager – Counter Terrorism

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Interim Senior Project Manager – Counter Terrorism
West Brompton, London
Interim Position

MPS 0006 7565 / 1

Posted: 9th September 2022 16:47
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  • Pay Rate:

    £488.40 per day PAYE TBC

  • Hours per Week:

    36, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • West Brompton, London,

    SW6 1TR

What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Project Manager – Counter Terrorism

Reference no: MPS 0006 7565 / 1

Pay Rate: £488.40 per day PAYE TBC (plus 36 days paid holiday).

Hybrid working - roughly 1 day in the office.

SC Clearance required

STRAP required

Note: the pay rate is provisional only and the ad will be amended with the confirmed rate, once received. 

This role is for a leading London Police organisation, candidates with current CTC/SC clearances will go through their vetting processes, currently this is taking up to 6 months.  If you are already in a contract that potentially is not ending for a few months and this role is of interest, do let us know, we would be happy to discuss further.

Working within Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (CTPHQ), the Senior Project Manager will act as a Senior Manager in the Change Pillar and be responsible for the successful delivery of specific project(s) within the national and/or London Counter Terrorism and Protective Security (CT & PS) change portfolio.

The role boils down to day-to-day management and leadership of complex projects and project teams across the change lifecycle within a dynamic and flexible environment, to agreed parameters (time, cost, quality).

Key responsibilities:

  • Champion and implement effective project delivery, supporting the vision to deliver effective change to counter terrorism.
  • Leadership of a team to bring consensus to what needs to be achieved to resolve business challenges within our mid to high complexity project(s).
  • Work across the change lifecycle and in both business change and tech enabled transformations and with project value often around £3m-£10m per annum.
  • Definition and agreement of the appropriate methodologies, governance, and reporting mechanisms to be used across project delivery in line with Portfolio Office standards.
  • Ensuring governing forums and senior stakeholders are appropriately engaged with ongoing change activity through briefings, alongside more targeted conversations to influence others and build support for delivery.
  • Remote and/or in person task management of a project team within an often-reactive environment with moderate to high levels of uncertainty to move towards an agreed delivery end point.
  • Development of project product breakdown structures and project / work stream plans with team members, followed by monitoring and assurance activities to ensure project progress is monitored and controlled and dependencies managed.
  • Development of Business Cases at appropriate points of the project lifecycle and then ownership and management of these cases through the multistage CTPHQ governance process.
  • Proactive risk and issue management with an understanding of management levers which can be used and appropriate points at which these should be deployed.
  • Managing commercial processes in conjunction with the CTPHQ commercial team to ensure relevant delivery contracts are in place, then subsequent contract management through the lifecycle of the project(s).
  • Proactive management of dependencies and working relationships with other areas of CTPHQ or other external organisations which are required to conduct activities to support project delivery e.g., CTPHQ ICT or Home Office.
  • Delivering change management activities across the national network – leveraging regional support where appropriate and ensuring the relevant regional stakeholders have input at appropriate points.
  • Manage communication and engagement with project stakeholders, developing and maintaining key relationships and working in partnership to resolve problems to benefit operational policing.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • PRINCE2: Practitioner and / or Agile Project Management Practitioner (or recognised industry equivalent qualification).
  • Managing Successful Programmes: Foundation (or recognised industry equivalent qualification).
  • Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner (AgilePM®) or PRINCE2 Agile (or recognised industry equivalent (desirable).
  • ITIL Foundation Certification (desirable).
  • Understanding of principles around commercial management.


  • Experience of senior management within a complex change portfolio.
  • Experience of managing complex projects in line with corporate standards.
  • Experience of influencing, negotiating with, and providing challenge to Director-level stakeholders.
  • Experience of resolving and escalating risks, issues, and conflicts as necessary within a complex change portfolio.
  • Experience of managing suppliers and contractors, assuring quality and ensuring value for money.
  • Experience of managing a team, setting a collaborative culture, building capability, and creating an environment of continuous learning.
  • Experience of technology enabled change project delivery in a technical/ICT environment in conjunction with an ICT team.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. SC Clearance.
  5. STRAP
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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