Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Salary: £48,997 to £60,115 plus a Location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £48,997 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £60,115 will be via incremental progression.
Location: New Scotland Yard, however you will work from across the Met estate as appropriate. There will also be opportunities for regular home-working.
Contract: 24 Month Fixed Term Contract
Are you a Project Manager with experience implementing Change? Are you keen to make a difference to the lives of millions of Londoners? Do you want to be part of an organisation keeping the Capital safe every day?
In MO11 we provide a range of services to the Met, including providing Fleet, Vehicle Recovery, Catering, Travel, Cultural Services, Uniform, Exhibit Management, Records Management and Local support to officers. Whilst these services are quite different in what they deliver, the desired outcomes of delighting our customers, improving performance, delivering innovative services that are value for money and supporting and developing our people are the same.
As the Senior Project Manager, you will work closely with Marie Heracleous, Director of Operational Support Service to implement her vision and new ways of working across the function. You will draw from your project management skills and past experience in a change environment to develop and drive the roadmap for implementing the change; managing the key milestones, deliverables and resources required.
This is also a hands-on delivery role where you will use your project management, change and leadership experience to take ownership of and deliver on agreed elements of the programme; for example recruitment and onboarding.
To be successful in the role you will be an experienced project or change manager confident working in ambiguous and fast-paced environments. You will possess excellent communication skills and be able to build effective and positive working relationships quickly with a range of stakeholders. You will have a track record of driving delivery, responding confidently to challenges and able to break down barriers.
Champion and implement effective project delivery for a high priority change programme within Operational Support Services (OSS);Manage communication and engagement with project stakeholders, developing and maintaining relationships and working in partnership to resolve problems within defined project boundariesProvide overall direction and leadership to identified resources within the team to deliver the change programme successfullyManage project team resources, ensuring they are tasked effectively to deliver defined outcomes
Specific Project Management CompetenciesAble to lead a complex change project, including set-up, management and delivery, ensuring that the project delivers to time, cost and quality and meets all HR processes, standards and reporting requirementsCreate detailed end-to-end process maps and workflows which are required to deliver the agreed model.Describe the actions, processes, and other technical conditions that the project needs to meet and to describe any condition or criteria to validate the successful completion of a deliverableCo-ordinate SME input and capture all requirements.Test the requirements to gain clarity on whether or not they are feasible in terms of time, quality, resources, and budgetReporting to all stakeholders and sponsors to provide a regular and timely update on the project’s status in terms of time, budget, scope, and benefitsManage the logistics for socialisation and piloting the new performance approach i.e. workshops, interviews, meetingsCo-ordinate the project, project governance and its interdependencies, working closely with OSS Senior Leadership team and key stakeholders
General Project Management CompetenciesIdentify, manage and resolve risks, track and manage costs and benefits, provide reports as required, and ensure all outputs meet agreed standardsIdentify, understand and manage all project related dependenciesOwn all project management productsIdentify resource requirements and undertake related activitiesManage stakeholder communications and key messages for the projectManage project level resource to ensure project outputs are deliver to time, cost and qualityPlanning digital campaigns from the initial stages through to final deliveryActing as the key contact for clientsContinuously assessing working methods and processes and making recommendations for improvements to technical problemsIdentifying and implementing KPIs and project milestonesReviewing project resources and providing an analysis on whether they meet the demands of the projectEnsuring key Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are met
Effectively Manage 3rd Party Vendors
Manage and review the performance of the 3rd parties based on agreed contractual SLAs and performance measures. Utilising the MPS Governance model to ensure continuous improvement, innovation and best in class benchmarking consistently delivers improvements to the quality and value of service delivery. Drive cultural awareness within the Vendor’s organisation, to better align values, core behaviours and service deliverables.
Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:
Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).
Completed applications must be submitted by 17/06/2022.
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.
As a Disability Confident Committed Employer the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
QualificationsRecognised qualifications in programme management
ExperienceSignificant experience in delivering projects within the Met or a similar environmentSignificant experience of senior management within a complex change portfolioExperience in delivering non-technical projectsExperience of influencing, negotiating with, and providing challenge to director-level stakeholdersExperience of resolving and escalating risks, issues and conflicts as necessary within a complex change portfolioExperience of managing suppliers and contractors, assuring quality and ensuring value for moneyExperience of managing a team, setting a collaborative culture, building capability and creating an environment of continuous learningExperience of managing complex programmes and projects(Beneficial) Experience of delivering projects in a HR environment