- Pay Rate:
Up to £451.77 per day PAYE depending on experience
- Hours per Week:
36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 12 months
- West Brompton, London,
Interim Project Manager x 3 – Counter Terrorism Policing
Reference no: MPS 0007 5CF8 / 1
Pay Rate: Up to £451.77 per day PAYE depending on experience
This opening assignment is for 12 months
Hybrid working - 2-3 days in the office
SC/STRAP vetting required for this role [edit accordingly]
Candidates with current SC/DV 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.
The Project Manager will be directly accountable to the Senior Responsible Owner or a Senior Project Manager for delivery of a standalone project or workstream. The Project Manager will be line managed by a Senior Project Manager, and work flexibly across the change portfolio, deployed on specific change project(s) as requested. The post holder will work on business change project delivery across the national CT/PS.
- Ensure allocated project(s) maintain a defined PPM maturity, as directed by the Portfolio Office.
- Develop Business Cases at appropriate points of the project lifecycle and then ownership and management of these cases through the multi stage CTPHQ governance process.
- Facilitate and coordinate workshops to assist in the development of programme and project management products.
- Create and maintain consistently high quality, accurate and relevant programme and project level governance products (e.g. delivery RAG, dependency logs, project plans, risks and issues register, benefits realisation plan, financial data, resource / workforce data).
- Manage programme and project Change Control Request (CCR) processes in line with portfolio office standards, ensuring that all change governance decisions and actions are proactively followed through effectively and audited appropriately.
- Lead a project team and maintain summary of Programme/Project resources including organisation charts and trackers. This could include managing suppliers and commercial arrangements to deliver project outputs.
- Establish and manage regular reporting cycles, ensuring highlight reports are submitted into the PMO or PfMO in accordance with reporting timelines and appropriate summary dashboards are prepared to enable effective decision making.
- Managing effective and efficient standards, practices and processes, ensuring that all parts of the reporting framework are managed in a consistent and controlled way, so that the deliverables needed by the Project / Programme Board are correct, timely and fit for purpose.
- Provide budget control.
A career in Counter Terrorism Policing (CT Policing) is like no other. Every day offers a variety of exciting challenges and exceptional opportunities played out on a regional, national and international stage. Your skills could help protect the UK. With the ongoing terrorist threat, there has never been a more important time to be working alongside some of the best and brightest to help keep people safe. Counter Terrorism Policing is a collaboration of UK police forces working with the UK intelligence community to help protect the public and our national security by preventing, deterring and investigating terrorist activity. We do this by working in local to global partnerships, from policing teams on the beat and on the streets; supported by a national network of specialist officers and staff across the UK, to our investigators and expert advisors in every corner of the world.
Uniquely the police service, and specifically the Counter Terrorism network contributes to all four Pillars of the governments National Counter Terrorism (CONTEST) strategy. The Counter Terrorism Policing headquarters, on behalf of government and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), ensures that the CT network has the funding, capabilities and resources it needs to deliver CONTEST effectively and to keep people safe from terrorism. It does this through the provision of corporate services, as well as national operational tasking and coordination. It houses a number of unique national CT capabilities that support the entire network, as well as overseeing delivery of CT policing across the regions to ensure that it operates in a way that is both effective and efficient. Crucially CTPHQ represents CT policing’s interest within government and with wider stakeholders, ensuring that the policing contribution to CONTEST is both understood and appreciated. Hosted by the Metropolitan Police, Counter Terrorism Policing oversees the UK’s National Counter Terrorism Policing Network.
“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:
- PRINCE2: Practitioner (or recognised industry equivalent qualification).
- Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
- Good levels of previous experience working within a project and programme management environment.
- Knowledge of or direct experience in applying programme and project management approaches such as MSP, Agile and PRINCE2.
- Ability to analyse and use programme and project management information to support effective decision making.
- Strong attention to detail, ensuring that project control products are accurate and contain the necessary information to support effective decision making.
- Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively and tactfully with people at all levels.
- Good facilitation skills, with the ability to elicit information and agreement from audiences of varying backgrounds.
- Good communication skills, both verbal and written, across all levels including stakeholder engagement skills.
- Highly organised and able to meet demanding deadlines in a pressured environment.
Experience – Desirable or working knowledge of:
- Experience of project delivery in a technical/ICT environment
- Experience of establishing and implementing project control mechanisms in a project and/or programme or business environment.
- Previous experience of working in (local) government, a security agency or policing is desirable.
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- 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.
- 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.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- SC/STRAP vetting required for this role
- 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:
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.
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Project Manager x 3 – Counter Terrorism Policing
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