Programme Director

Weybridge, Surrey
02 Mar 2021
28 Mar 2021
Job Function
Programme Director
Contract Type
Full Time

“An exciting opportunity to lead a programme which will build capability to deliver cutting edge science to help protect the UK from animal disease risk’

The Science Capability in Animal Health (SCAH) programme has been established to oversee the re-development of APHA’s science campus based at Weybridge. The site has a wide range of specialist and complex scientific facilities and is one of only 30 such sites across the world.  Many of the facilities are used to carry out science of national importance that protects human and animal health.   The programme is designed to deliver the new facilities over ten-years, with a budget in excess of £1B.

We are seeking an experienced leader to work with the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) to establish and manage this unique programme.  You will lead a multi-disciplinary team to deliver work streams that enable this major infrastructure and transformational change. You will be responsible for the set up and management of governance, reporting, systems and controls; owning the continuing refinement of the business case; finances and other resourcing; and for the commercial and procurement strategies.

We are seeking an established Programme Management professional with a breadth of experience in leading large-scale and complex programmes of work.  You will be a strategic thinker and outstanding leader, with a track record of motivating high performing teams and building an inclusive culture, you will be able to influence and work with a broad range of stakeholders.   You will have the relevant project management qualification for a challenge of this scale and complexity, or equivalent experience.

If you share our vision, are excited by the prospect of the challenges and opportunities it will bring and want to make your mark in building the UK’s scientific capability, we want to hear from you. Join us, and together we will create a great place for living, and a green and healthy future for all.

Defra Group values and promotes diversity and is committed to equality for all.

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 28th March 2021.