Business Change Programme Manager - JRN 20575
 

The role:

Northumbria Police is entering an exciting new era of change, in which the bedrock services of Information, Communication and Technology will be strengthened and extended to include a much more granular and tailored digital approach to supporting Policing across Northumbria. Due to this, a great opportunity has arisen for an experienced Programme Manager.

 

Managing a team of project managers, you will oversee delivery of projects ranging from significant IT hardware refreshes to implementation of national police programme initiatives in Northumbria such as NLEDS. 

 

With a strong background in leading transformational change, you will be working in conjunction with Senior Leaders and core operational teams to scope, plan and ensure that projects within the programme are delivered successfully. You will be experienced in managing similar scale programmes and understand the challenges and sensitivities with such a transformation.     

 

A key part of this role will be engaging with key stakeholders to report on the delivery of the programme. You will provide advice on proposed strategic plans, changes and identify emerging problems which may affect the programme delivery and ensure appropriate steps are taken to resolve.  You will be responsible for effectively managing project finances and monitoring budgets throughout programme delivery.

 

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

 

We also offer flexible working both from an agile approach to work location through to flexing how you want to work your contracted hours to accommodate both successful service delivery and a healthy, balanced home life.

  

What will I be doing?

 

Maintaining, adapting and improving project governance protocols in conjunction with fellow Programme Managers to ensure ongoing effective delivery of projects.

 

You will prioritise and schedule projects, maximise resources and manage key dependencies across projects and other programmes to ensure successful and timely delivery.

 

Implement Communications and Engagement initiatives so that the Force understands any changes and their associated impacts and benefits.

 

Provide regular programme reports to show progress against key deliverables, highlighting any key risks and decisions required across projects.

 

What do I need?

 

Extensive experience (3 years +) working in a Programme Manager role or Senior Project Manager role

You will have or be working towards a programme management qualification such as Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)

You will have Prince 2 practitioner or similar project management qualification

Proven experience of managing multiple projects and dependencies, with an ability to identify and mitigate risks at the earliest opportunity to ensure consistently successful delivery

For further information please see the role profile 

 

Vetting level: Management Vetting (MV)  

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5  years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

 

All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

 

Vacancy Contact:  

To discuss the position in more detail please contact Paul Lynch, Force Transformation Lead  by email at paul.lynch.4973@northumbria.pnn.police.uk 

 

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone


Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Rank/Grade
Band 2
Location
Newcastle
Hours
Full Time
Salary Range
£51,531 to £55,902
 

The role:

Northumbria Police is entering an exciting new era of change, in which the bedrock services of Information, Communication and Technology will be strengthened and extended to include a much more granular and tailored digital approach to supporting Policing across Northumbria. Due to this, a great opportunity has arisen for an experienced Programme Manager.

 

Managing a team of project managers, you will oversee delivery of projects ranging from significant IT hardware refreshes to implementation of national police programme initiatives in Northumbria such as NLEDS. 

 

With a strong background in leading transformational change, you will be working in conjunction with Senior Leaders and core operational teams to scope, plan and ensure that projects within the programme are delivered successfully. You will be experienced in managing similar scale programmes and understand the challenges and sensitivities with such a transformation.     

 

A key part of this role will be engaging with key stakeholders to report on the delivery of the programme. You will provide advice on proposed strategic plans, changes and identify emerging problems which may affect the programme delivery and ensure appropriate steps are taken to resolve.  You will be responsible for effectively managing project finances and monitoring budgets throughout programme delivery.

 

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

 

We also offer flexible working both from an agile approach to work location through to flexing how you want to work your contracted hours to accommodate both successful service delivery and a healthy, balanced home life.

  

What will I be doing?

 

Maintaining, adapting and improving project governance protocols in conjunction with fellow Programme Managers to ensure ongoing effective delivery of projects.

 

You will prioritise and schedule projects, maximise resources and manage key dependencies across projects and other programmes to ensure successful and timely delivery.

 

Implement Communications and Engagement initiatives so that the Force understands any changes and their associated impacts and benefits.

 

Provide regular programme reports to show progress against key deliverables, highlighting any key risks and decisions required across projects.

 

What do I need?

 

Extensive experience (3 years +) working in a Programme Manager role or Senior Project Manager role

You will have or be working towards a programme management qualification such as Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)

You will have Prince 2 practitioner or similar project management qualification

Proven experience of managing multiple projects and dependencies, with an ability to identify and mitigate risks at the earliest opportunity to ensure consistently successful delivery

For further information please see the role profile 

 

Vetting level: Management Vetting (MV)  

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5  years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

 

All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

 

Vacancy Contact:  

To discuss the position in more detail please contact Paul Lynch, Force Transformation Lead  by email at paul.lynch.4973@northumbria.pnn.police.uk 

 

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone