Westminster City Council
£46293 - £64656
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Westminster City Council is a progressive organisation that never sits still. With overarching responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of London's royal, political and tourist heart, we are constantly evolving to produce the most exceptional results. For some departments, that means coming up with new services and ways of supporting residents. For other teams, it might mean adopting digitally-advanced processes and challenging current practice. And overseeing many of these fast-paced changes is the Corporate Programme Management Office (CPMO), who are committed to giving each project the best chance of success.
The CPMO are behind many of the council's boldest transformation initiatives, working with senior stakeholders to ensure that they are supportive of the changes that need to happen. You will be instrumental in this process, taking ownership of a number of key change programmes worth in excess of £1million, ensuring each project is achieving its intended goals.
Forging close relationships to ensure the right people are being brought together, you will see to it that they are working in partnership, and that every task is being concluded on time and within budget. With the overall aim of sharpening up every project and helping it achieve realistic goals, you will provide best practice guidance to various teams, helping them in every element from scoping and resourcing to reporting and delivery.
Producing high quality documentation at every turn, you will manage project risks, and help the teams build comprehensive business cases for change - with your enhanced project management skills ensuring these bold programmes are brought to life.
With the confidence to matrix-manage service and project resources, you will be a confident project management professional with experience of delivering results within a political environment.
To make the most of the colourful challenges that we can present you with, you will therefore have exceptional leadership, communication and influencing skills, and you know how to get the best out of a team. Ideally, you will have gained these skills in a similar multi-disciplinary organisation, and you won't be phased by working with a range of partner organisations including private sector providers, public agencies and statutory authorities.
Financially astute with the capacity to draw insights from complex sets of data, you will be adept at change management, and previous experience in the following areas would be highly desirable: complex system implementation or re-configuration, or the design and delivery of digital and cloud solutions.
Technically-assured with good PowerPoint, MS Project and Excel skills, you will also be fluent in target operating models, portfolio management and process design.
The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. If you are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background (BAME) and would like to self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments, please do so.
What We Offer:
If you are passionate about pursuing your career goals while doing something truly great for the benefit of others, then this is the role for you. We want you to succeed in our team - and to stay with us for the duration of your career - so we will support your ongoing development with a range of exceptional training opportunities. And with your ongoing development will come a range of other exciting opportunities to pursue within the council - because we truly believe in recruiting and retaining the best people. To maintain this model, we know that it is vital that we remain flexible to the needs of our staff. You will therefore find lifestyle-friendly working hours, a generous benefits package that includes access to the civil service pension scheme, plus a friendly and welcoming environment where every member of the team is free to be themselves, without being discriminated against because of their lifestyle choices.
Furthermore, the Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from
underrepresented groups in our workforce. If you are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background (BAME), we invite you to self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments.
Join us, and be the voice of forward-thinking change.
Closing date: 16 February 2020