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Programme Manager

Location: Swindon, United Kingdom

Structure:permanent, full time Up to 40 hours

Package: GBP £48202

Description: From Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited -

Programme Manager required for a public body which enables research and innovation to flourish.

£Competitive + Industry Leading Pension & Benefits
2-year Fixed-Term-Contract (with view to extend)
Swindon, Wiltshire UK

Availability required to interview on Friday 22nd February (next week)

Your new company
Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £7 billion, UKRI brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and [a new organisation] Research England. We work in partnership with Universities, research organisations, businesses and government to create an environment in which our world leading research and innovation can flourish. Right now, our Project Management Office is playing a major part in our organisation's evolution and will be a critical platform for continued transformation. As such, we require an experienced Programme Manager to define and scope a series of complex and large-scale change programmes that will revolutionise the performance of project management delivery across the organisation.

Your new role
You will lead and shape the delivery of new solutions, defining appropriate budgets and milestones, ensuring that corresponding documentation and a high-standard of governance is in place. You will provide practical and pragmatic advice to both the board, PMO and to the project managers, covering regular financial reviews and setting clear accountability and responsibility for all aspects regarding the successful delivery of programmes. The programmes will vary in size and complexity, but each campaign will look to improve what we do, and how we do it.

What you'll need to succeed
Enjoying a challenging and rewarding role, your success will be driven by your proven track record in leading large transformational change programmes, as well as regulatory standards underpinning transformation agenda using industry standard methodologies such as PRINCE2, ITIL or APM. You will have demonstrable experience line managing large cross-functional teams and be highly distinguished in your communication, possessing the ability to present and articulate ideas clearly and concisely at board level.

What you'll get in return
With a highly flexible working environment at your disposal and a wide range of training and mentoring opportunities available, UKRI is an excellent choice for those looking enhance their skills and experience. Our rewards package includes a generous annual leave entitlement of over 30 days, plus 10.5 bank holiday and close days. You'll also receive an industry-leading pension scheme, onsite restaurant and onsite nursery.

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Added on: 14/02/2019

Listed Until: 28/03/2019

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