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  • UK, South West, Wiltshire, Salisbury
  • £667.58+ per day
  • Contract , 6 months
  • Full time

Main Duties and Responsibilities: Management and delivery of plans to ensure all necessary preparation and execution tasks and dependencies are included. Ongoing management of those plans to achieve the delivery goals Work with key stakeholders to manage the deployment of all aspects of the project assigned to Identify and mitigate potential risks for delivery of products Operate as a full member of the team; supporting the Programme Director and other team members as directed Project Manage all aspects of specific work packages Working with stakeholders to ensure Design; Delivery; Technical Build; testing; MI requirements etc are managed and delivered to date and time Completion of detailed plan for the medium term including MSP; Resources; costs Completion of the detailed design phase to time and quality; working with the Design team to secure stakeholder sign-off at all stages. Development of stakeholder relationship with suppliers; including preparation of joint plans; proposals and any design and build documentation. Completion of the high level plan through to Go Live and BAU handover. Experience in the delivery of projects; with particular emphasis on the management of suppliers and stakeholders Experience of governance and risk control frameworks Good planning and organisational skills Strong leadership; people and communications skills Possess strong analytical skills with a proven ability to persuade and influence senior decision-making.

Dstl has outsourced its IS (ICT) services through a contract with a third party supplier. Dstl will be undertaking the process to re-tender this contract. Dstl has a requirement for a 6-month feasibility study to undertake service assessments, requirements capture, option appraisals, organisational impact assessments, risk evaluations and financial cost comparisons to consider which, if any, IT services should be moved in-house.

This role is responsible for:

• Undertaking further assessment of the identified options

• Undertaking a detailed impact analysis of issues such as TUPE liability, asset transfer or write-off, and changes to operational or administrative processes.

• Undertaking robust risk management planning; playing a major role in mitigating the possible risks associated with service transfer

• Identifying dependencies with current and future service models

• Producing recommendations and costed options for the future management of the services once transferred back to the public sector

• Producing clear, coherent and comprehensive business cases for approval

• Developing and maintain high levels of stakeholder engagement (technical experts, programme teams, Commercial, HR, IT Delivery and contract management) in order to achieve these outcomes, whilst ensuring delivery to plan.


We are looking for someone who has:

• A proven track record as an experienced project manager successful in delivering IT business change projects.

• Demonstrable understanding of the challenges associated with insourcing IT services back to the public sector

• A sound IS background with a good working knowledge of Operational Service Delivery

• The ability to deliver at pace and to challenging timescales

• A good understanding of IS service delivery models with the authority and knowledge to influence technical discussions and propose options and solutions.

• The ability to develop, analyse and recommend clearly presented financial options.

• An understanding of TUPE and the impacts on personnel associated with service transfer with an approach which demonstrates a good level of sensitivity and understanding

• Good negotiation skills with a demonstrable track record of influencing key stakeholders at a senior level.

• Business acumen to support commercial negotiations relating to the removal of services from the current contract

• Experience of working across teams with a positive attitude to enabling and supporting others alongside the ability to be self-motivated and driven in the achievement of goals.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and is able to tailor their style to suit the audience.

• Excellent interpersonal skills the ability to develop and maintaining productive working relationships

• The ability to work with minimal supervision using their own initiative

Essential Skills

• Effective leadership, influencing and people management skills.

• Strong communication skills with an ability to translate complex technical matters to a simple business related view across a range of audiences.

• Solid project planning and organisation skills, with a proven ability to prioritise competing demands and communicate this effectively.

• A good problem solver with experience of constructively challenging proposed approaches and solutions.

• Ability to flex and adapt approaches to suit the needs of stakeholders and drive delivery.

Essential Experience

• Experience of delivering IT change/service transition projects using project management methodologies.

• Experience of influencing senior stakeholders and challenging assumptions.

• Able to demonstrate an analytical approach to problem solving using a variety of analytical techniques to identify options and impacts and inform decisions.

• Experience of writing business and communicating effectively to non-technical audiences

  • Date: 08.11.2019
  • Deadline: 22.11.2019
  • Quote ref: 990034/20955

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