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IT Programme Manager

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Recruiter: Cafcass
Listed on: 22nd September
Location: United Kingdom
Salary/Rate: £38210 - £42607
Salary Notes: + London weighting of £4,492 p/a if applicable
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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IT Programme Manager
£38,210 to £42,607 + London weighting of £4,492 p/a if applicable
Be part of something ‘outstanding' for yourself and children
While predominantly known for the role Cafcass takes in supporting 135,000+ Children and Young People in family court cases, what may be less well known is that our targeted use of technology is a key factor in ensuring we are at the forefront of our sector.
We're a digital organisation rated ‘Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2018, and we continually invest to drive performance and efficiency; we have wholly cloud-based technology stack that is essential in supporting and enabling a diverse, flexible and highly mobile workforce. Technology is a critical enabler for our staff, and we are proud to work hand-in-hand with colleagues to provide the tools and service that ultimately benefits children and families.
But there is always more to do. We mostly work with a range of private sector partners to deliver our IT service, but we also have an in-house development team. And we're expanding to reflect the scope of our work and its importance to the organisation and are looking for an IT Programme Manager to join our fast-paced and innovative team.
In this position you will play a key role in:

Being responsible for developing and managing the portfolio of IT projects and programmes across Cafcass
Leading on all aspects of programme planning, including benefits management
Ensuring effective programme controls and governance are in place
Keeping business needs at the forefront, ensuring the portfolio continues to deliver expected business outcomes.

Does this sound like you? If so let us tell you about what we're looking for in the successful candidate. You will have:

Substantial experience of programme, project, risk and issue management
A Prince 2 and/or Agile project management qualification or equivalent
Experience of leading and managing a team
Knowledge of multiple project management methodologies (especially Agile and waterfall)
Experience of working with external service providers.

We are completely flexible on location and while it is reasonable to expect some national travel may be required at times, this isn't expected to be a predominant feature.
We hope this gives you a strong sense of what we're looking for but if you click through to our careers pages, you will find out more about our IT team, the projects you may be involved with should you join us, access the formal job description and a range of benefits you will be eligible for.
Finally, we would like to give you an indication of dates we are working towards (although they are subject to change):
Last date for applications: Sunday 11th October
Informed of initial outcome of your application: By Monday 19th October
Initial interview: Between 22nd and 30th October
Final assessment: Between 5th and 13th November