Metropolitan Police Service
Keeping London Safe
The Transformation Directorate: Portfolio Delivery
Role: Senior Project Manager
Salary (Band B Spine Point One): £48,997 + London zone allowance
Location: 40-42 Newlands Park, Sydenham, London, SE26 5NF
Do you have the expertise, vision and leadership qualities we need to shape and drive change and help keep Londoners safe? This is an exciting time to be working for the Transformation Directorate as we support the Met to adapt and respond to the ever changing needs of policing our capital city. We are looking for high quality individuals to deliver a range of projects, working with colleagues across the Directorate and beyond.
What does it take to work in the Transformation Directorate?
The Transformation Directorate specialises in delivering complex change. As a portfolio we specialise in P3M (Project, Programme & Portfolio Management) & Project Controls, Business Analysis and business change. Through our portfolio of programmes and projects we ensure the correct level of rigour and discipline is applied to deliver the outcomes and benefits we require.
To succeed we need professionals who:
- Enjoy working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
- Are experienced in managing multiple stakeholders and balancing competing demands
- Can work with integrity and demonstrate respect for others
- Use experience and insight to make evidence based decisions
Although many of our projects are enabled through improvements in technology, we are not looking for IT project managers. As a Senior Project Manager you will be responsible for driving organisational change, developing new business models and organisational structures, managing cultural shift, and implementing new ways of working. You will be trusted to use your professional knowledge and experience to solve problems and find sustainable solutions. In all cases you should expect to work in an environment of considerable complexity and political sensitivity. You will also need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills to ensure that the business is engaged throughout the change.
What do we look for in a Senior Project Manager?
As a Senior Project Manager, you will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the following:
- Delivering change and managing high profile stakeholders within a complex environment
- Project management approaches, methodologies and their practical application (a professional P3M based qualification such as MoP, MSP or PRINCE 2 is desirable)
- Project controls, including cost, schedule and risk management
What can we offer in return?
In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll also enjoy the kind of great benefits that you’d expect from one of London's largest employers. More details of these can be found here:
Things you need to know - Security
Due to the secure nature of our work, successful candidates must pass all vetting and security requirements, including Counter Terrorism CTC, before they can be appointed.
More details relating to UK Security Clearance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/united-kingdom-security-vetting-clearance-levels
Selection process details
To apply complete the online application form and upload a concise CV setting out your career history, key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you provide reasons for any gaps within the last two years (maximum of 2 A4 pages).
You must also include a Personal Statement showing evidence of how your skills and experience make you suitable for this role (no longer than 500 words).
Successful candidates will be invited to a virtual interview. This will cover the skills and competencies required for the job. It will also include a short presentation – the topic of which will be provided to you 1 hour prior to the interview.
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.
As a Disability confident committed employer the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
Please view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application.