IPA Director for Strategy, Performance, and Assurance
“The wellbeing and prosperity of everyone in the UK depends critically on how we rebuild our economy, and transform our infrastructure and public services.”
Nick Smallwood, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Cabinet Office
The Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) is the government’s centre of expertise for
infrastructure and major projects. We sit at the heart of government, reporting to the Cabinet
Office and HM Treasury, to provide expert project delivery advice, support and assurance to
government departments and work with industry to ensure projects are delivered efficiently,
effectively, and improve their performance over time. A major element of our work involves
setting the strategic direction for the project delivery system in government with the aim to
improve project delivery performance; the key focus of the Strategy, Performance, and
Assurance Team who drive the Government’s commitment to deliver better, faster, greener.
The IPA Director for Strategy, Performance, and Assurance is a key member of the IPA
Leadership team, and provides a crucial interface with HM Treasury, who will lead the IPA’s
effort to assure the Government's most important and complex projects. As a specialist role
you will need to hold extensive experience of project delivery and Gated Assurance within
major projects and programmes.
Leading applicants will have a practice of using strategic thinking to take a future-focused
approach to continuous improvement through their considerable strategy and/ or policy
development experience. Both outstanding technical and communication skills are essential
to success as you will lead on the measuring, reporting, and trending project performance
data for the Government Major Projects Portfolio; this will enable you significant insights and
the ability to shape the landscape for years to come through project innovation and the
Transforming Infrastructure Programme.
If you are an experienced and passionate individual, who would enjoy building excellent teams and developing the strategies and initiatives for the future of Infrastructure and Programme delivery, please look no further.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Closing date: Monday 8th February 2021.