|Listed on:||22nd March|
|Salary/Rate:||£40,000 - £40,000|
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Birmingham, West Midlands
Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, our client is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. They do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly. They work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how they can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible.
Our client is currently looking for a Project Manager to join their team in Birmingham for a two year, fixed-term contract.
- Salary of c£40,000 per annum
- Civil service pension
- Flexible working
- 26 days' holiday
- Option to buy up to five days' extra annual leave
- Additional benefits
Working as part of the Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition (4NLC) team means being part of building one of the most exciting competitions in recent history. Preparing for the next licence, the team is developing the competition and associated regulation to determine who will run the National Lottery when the current licence ends.
Society has changed so much since this was last renewed. With the rapidly digitising economy, this competition presents the perfect opportunity to build a National Lottery that works in today's digital world. Your work here will be instrumental in making sure that the future National Lottery is fair, safe and continues to maximise returns to good causes, supporting the arts, heritage, sport and communities across the UK.
As a Project Manager, you will be a key member of the Programme Management team selecting the operator of the next National Lottery licence. You will focus on the transition from the existing lottery licence to the next lottery licence, ensuring it proceeds smoothly and contributes to the overall outcomes of the Programme.
Working with the Transition Team, you will create and manage a detailed plan showing the transition from the Third National Lottery Licence to the Fourth National Lottery Licence. You will ensure it proceeds smoothly and contributes to the overall outcomes of the Programme.
You will also work within the PMO, taking responsibility for ensuring that detailed, lower-level planning is carried out at a workstream level. You will also support the Senior Planning Manager with the maintenance of plans, tracking delivery, change control and management of risks.
Your role will also involve:
- Co-ordinating and consolidating programme plans
- Proactively anticipating individual team and programme risks and creating plans to mitigate their likely impact
- Dealing with issues promptly and making decisions confidently within your responsibility or ensuring timely escalation
- Helping to develop the transition management framework
- Developing progress and performance reporting
- Assisting in the development of the key project/programme artefacts to facilitate readiness for transition
To be considered as a Project Manager, you will need:
- Strong knowledge of programme and project management using recognised approaches and methodologies (e.g. Prince 2, MSP, Agile)
- Direct experience of working on and supporting complex projects/programmes
- Confidence and experience in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders
- Experience of working with commercially sensitive information and the ability to work at pace, independently and with people in complex, potentially ambiguous and politically sensitive environments, managing risk effectively
Experience of supporting large-scale transition programmes, moving from one service provider to another, would be beneficial to your application. Experience of scoping and developing service transition plans and roadmaps for a multi-year period would also be an advantage, as would experience of managing large-scale, complex IT Service Migrations.
Experience of developing and establishing migration and/or transition management frameworks would be equally desirable.
Other organisations may call this role Programme Manager, Project Office Manager, Project Operations Manager, Project Lead, Programme Lead, Project Team Manager, Project Delivery Manager, or Public Sector Project Manager.
The closing date for applications is the 5th April 2021.
Our client reserves the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.
So, if you are ready to take your next step and take on a vital role as a Project Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.