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Lead Project Sponsor 

Houses of Parliament
London (Central), London (Greater)
 £75,000 per annum
Closing date
8 Oct 2021
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Lead Project Sponsor 
c. £75,000 per annum

The Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme will be the largest and most complex restoration of a historic building ever undertaken in the UK.

Parliament voted to set up in law a two-tier governance model, with a Sponsor Body overseeing a Delivery Authority who will prepare the detailed proposals and then deliver the work. The Sponsor Body acts on behalf of Parliament and its Board includes representation from both Houses and the wider infrastructure and heritage industries, and the Delivery Authority, including its Board, includes the technical expertise needed to execute the work.  

The Sponsor Body has five directorates:

Governance and Parliamentary Relations, Communications and External Affairs, Business Case and Benefits Management, Programme and Delivery Assurance, and Corporate Services (Finance, HR, Information Management, Legal and Internal Audit).

The Sponsor Body is seeking outstanding individuals to become Lead Project Sponsors. Reporting to the Director – Business Case and Benefits Realisation, the Lead Project Sponsor will act as the strategic lead for a nominated project/(s) within the R&R Programme, being the focal point between Parliament and the Delivery Authority to ensure that the project is successfully developed and delivered. These are key roles for the Sponsor as they will provide strategic direction to the projects and set the project priorities.

The successful candidate(s) will be an effective leader with proven experience of operating in a programme/project environment in a client/sponsor role. They will bring the skills to create effective working relationships and the ability to influence across a wide range of stakeholders.

Terms and conditions
Contract type: Fixed term
Duration: 3 years, with the possibility of an extension
30 days annual leave entitlement
Salary circa £75,000 per annum

Candidates should apply by submitting a personal statement demonstrating suitability for the role and a CV. Please state if you believe you have any current or potential conflicts of interest relating to this role.

Please note that the closing date for applications is Thursday 30th September at 12pm, but our recruitment team may choose to close this earlier depending on the responses we receive. As such, we encourage you to apply as soon as you are able to avoid any disappointment.

We would also consider applications as a secondment.

The Sponsor Body 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’re building diverse teams and are looking for talented individuals to join us in this hugely challenging project.

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