Posted 11 days ago

Head of Programmes

Permanent Milton Keynes

Head of Programmes

"A proven & well-rounded programme leader able to define a pragmatic unified approach to commercially aligned programme management, as well as actively deliver individual (any) programmes."

The Head of Programmes will:

  • Lead the IT programme portfolio, plan and benefits, driving and oversight to the resolution of all risks associated with each programme, reporting to the CIO to ensure that the alignment with strategic objectives.

  • Be accountable for all delivery governance and controls including risk management, financial management/benefits realisation and progress reporting.

  • Represent IT on all major change governance programmes. Be responsible for the assurance of all project and programme delivery.

  • Prioritise and manage the IT programme portfolio including allocation of resources and formal project approval process.

  • Be accountable for driving the relevant performance reporting and management structure for programme-wide finances (budget), deliverables, risks and issues.

  • (Create and) Own the PMO function, building a sustainable, high performing programme delivery team using internal and external benchmarks as industry performance indicators.

  • Deliver high quality reporting and metrics on programme performance across the full investment portfolio, enabling intervention to resolve issues and deliver target outcomes.

  • Resource planning for permanent and contingent project resource deployed across all IT programmes to maximise resource utilisation, prioritise activities and balance conflicting demands within budgetary constraints.

  • Partner with suppliers, drawing on their specialist capabilities to enable successful delivery of large and complex programmes within agreed SLAs.

  • Define and manage programme wide risk log controlling risks, issues and interdependencies across the programme & taking proactive action as necessary.

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