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Head of Transformation Office (PMO)

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Recruiter: Parliamentary Digital Service
Listed on: 11th January
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £63,716
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

Fixed Term until 31/03/23 with possibility of extension

The Head of Transformation Office plays a vital leadership role within the Transforming Digital programme designing, setting up, leading, managing and continuously improving the PMO.   

The role will report into the Programme Director - Transforming Digital, taking responsibility for the monitoring and assurance of delivery, as well as for significant enabling services such as resource planning and a wide range of support services.  

They are also responsible for the continuous improvement of delivery practises across the programme.  They are a key member of the programme leadership, playing a significant role in leading and promoting greater capability across the whole programme, the Digital PMO Guild and the wider parliamentary PMO community. 

The Transforming Digital (TD) programme was established by the leadership of both Houses in response to the recommendations of the Stance Report and subsequent reviews. The vision for TD as set by the Digital Strategy Board (DSB) is Unlocking Parliament's Potential, further described as: 

  • by 2025 Parliament is confidently using digital as an accelerator. 
  • Parliament can work at the speed of today; and 
  • Parliament is seen as an employer of choice, attracting the best and brightest talent. 

TD will be delivering new technology, changes to processes and governance, service transformation, people and capability development and organisational redesign (and much more). The Outline Business Case for the programme (which set out the case for investment and the scope for TD) was approved in autumn 2021. The programme has now launched into an ambitious 1st Tranche of delivery from October 2021 - March 2023. 

Parliament is currently going through an exciting period of digital transformation to deliver excellent digital services. The Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) works with the?House of Commons, the?House of Lords, as well as Parliament staff on their IT and digital needs. We think it's important that everyone can access and understand what's going on in Parliament. Our goal is to bring together the public, Parliament Members, and Parliamentary staff to inform, engage, support, and communicate through one, unified digital core. 

We offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days' annual leave (increasing to 35 after a year's service), contributory pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, great training and development programmes, access to various facilities (on-site gym, nursery, hairdressers, post office, travel office and cash machines) and much more.  

Before applying, please ensure you have read through the requirements and additional information as laid out in both the Job Description & Candidate Information Pack.

When applying, you will be required to demonstrate your suitability against the criterion displayed as seen in The Requirements section of the Job Description. It is essential that you respond to each criterion listed using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience in no more than 500 words to each one. 

We champion a diverse and inclusive working environment which promotes equality, diversity and inclusion for all regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. We welcome applications from people who feel under-represented in the workforce in addition to those who may feel disadvantaged because of their social and/or economic circumstances.

Closing Date: 30/01/2022, 23:55

Contact Name: Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS)
Reference: TJ/5893/4016
Job ID: 3028887

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