Head of Programme Definition

3 days left

Salary Circa £90,000 + benefits package
29 Apr 2021
17 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme has been established to tackle the significant work that needs to be done to protect and preserve the heritage of the Palace of Westminster and ensure it can continue to serve as home to the UK Parliament in the 21st century. This is an enormous and unprecedented undertaking, which is expected to be the most complex renovation programme of any single building the UK has ever seen.

The work will be carried out under a two-tier governance system with a Sponsor Body and a Delivery Authority. Under this structure, the Sponsor Body will be the single client accountable to Parliament. The role of the Delivery Authority is to deliver the Programme to the scope, budget and timescale set down by and agreed with the Sponsor Board.

The Delivery Authority is committed to promoting diversity and to equal opportunities in employment.  We seek to attract and retain talented people from a range of backgrounds and cultures. We are building diverse teams and are looking for talented individuals to join us in this hugely challenging project.

The Head of Programme Definition is responsible for ensuring strategic alignment with the Programmes Sponsor Body. Focusing on defining and assuring the Delivery Authority’s work to achieve the Outline Business Case.  Managing across the programme, project and corporate functions to ensure the work is planned, managed, and governed in a consistent, transparent, and disciplined manner in order to deliver the objectives agreed with the Sponsor Body.

A relevant degree or other professional qualification, e.g. programme or project management, commercial, technical or equivalent experience.  Substantial experience of developing the execution planning of programmes and assurance of that work by setting up scope management & change control processes for an organisation.

Experience in setting up a Sponsorship team for an organisation at an early stage of a major capital programme.

Candidates should apply by submitting a CV and cover letter stating suitability for the role and current/recent salary.  Please state in your cover letter if you believe you have any current or potential conflicts of interest relating to this role.

We look forward to receiving your application by noon on Monday 17 May 2021.