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Project Planner

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Recruiter: Capita Home Office
Listed on: 20th May 2019
Location: London
Salary/Rate: Excellent
Salary Notes: Excellent
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Join us as a Project Planner with the Home Office
If you have the appetite to work on issues that directly impact the public and have the drive and determination to play a critical role in enabling change, then we want to hear from you.
Why join the Home Office?
This role is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative person to be at the forefront of change in one of the great Departments of State. We are delivering significant transformation in order to continue keeping our citizens safe and our country secure. New technology and the fast evolving nature of the threats we face mean we must adapt, and adapt fast, and with the UK leaving the EU, the need for change is greater than ever.
Project Planners work with the project/programme teams, other planners and stakeholders, overseeing plans and schedules, challenging and testing project assumptions to ensure that plans and estimates that underpin them are realistic and achievable as the project/programme proceeds.
Project Planners play a key role in delivering advice and guidance to the project/programme leadership and their teams on how to best deliver the required outputs, products and activities within the scope of the plan within the Home Office Transformation Portfolio. It is large, complex and challenging, encompassing over 20 major and/or mission critical projects and programmes plus four business portfolios of change. There is a strong focus on agile, modular project delivery, supported by enterprise-wide portfolio management and you could find yourself working on a project for the UK's critical national infrastructure through to a complex technology enabled business change programme.
About Capita:
At Capita, we support clients across a range of sectors, including local Government, central Government, education, transport, health, life and pensions, insurance and other private sector organisations. We support with expertise applied by the talent across our business in combination with technology, insight and analytics to keep our clients ahead of change, sharper than competitors and more efficient than ever - and we always need new talent to help us achieve our goals.
We are currently recruiting for interesting and exciting positions at the Home Office. The Home Office keeps the UK secure and prosperous; protects its citizens, residents and visitors and their property; and upholds rights, liberties and the rule of law. Leading on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime and fire policy, counter-terrorism and work to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.
The Role of a Project Planner:
Your role as Project Planner will be to work with stakeholders to ensure all aspects of the project are defined. You will provide clarity on key milestones to define what, when and how activities will be organised to ensure the outcomes of a project can be achieved, with the resources available.
You will lead on all aspects of project planning, which will include the development, updating and monitoring of plans and scheduling. You will identify tasks, activities, interdependencies and outputs for the project and work team to track and monitor progress against the plan throughout the life of the project.
Key Outcome & Deliverables:
Your role will be to provide planning and scheduling expertise at both Programme and Project level. You will work with the head of PMO to capture and compile programme and project dashboards, standing and ad-hoc reporting and information requirements, including the maintenance of programme information captured.
The Project Planner will also:

Engage with the Project & Programme Manager, workstream leads and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to produce, develop and maintain project schedules
Conduct regular project schedule status reviews with Project Managers and Workstream leads
Provide planning support and expertise to projects and support the maintenance of programme plans
Prepare project schedules for schedule risk analysis and assist in the interpretation of the results

Desirable Criteria:

PPM certified
ITIL Practitioner level Qualification
Advanced User experience of Microsoft Office Project

Although this role is advertised as full-time, we are happy to promote part-time pattern and flexible working arrangements.  Please speak to the Recruiter if this is applicable to you.
Please note, successful candidates will be expected to go through vetting and Security Clearance.
We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best of luck with your application.