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Programme Manager

68900.00 - 81879.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
4 Apr 2024

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Construction / Built Environment
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Programme Manager

House of Commons

The House of Commons a unique and exciting place to work right at the heart of the UK's thriving democratic system.

Behind the scenes, the House of Commons Service is made up of more than 3,000 employees who support and facilitate the smooth day to day running of the House. They provide professional services to Members of Parliament, their staff, and the wider parliamentary community.

Staff Benefits

In addition to your salary, we offer an attractive range of benefits including:

  • 30 days' annual leave (Pro-rata) (increasing to 35 days after first full leave year).
  • Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%.
  • Access to training and development.
  • Flexible working.
  • Interest free season ticket loan and bicycle loan.


The Parliamentary Maintenance Services Team (PMST) is a team of approximately 250 directly employed House staff and contractors. This team maintains the Parliamentary Estate (Commons & Lords) buildings, engineering systems and furnishings in order to ensure a fully functioning, safe working environment for the many thousands of people for who work in and visit Parliament and ensure the buildings are equipped for the demands of the 21st century.

PMST have direct interface with the other departments supporting the functions of both Houses, i.e., Security; Digital; Safety; Catering; Service Delivery and Strategic Estates (who provide project management to multi-million-pound refurbishment and build projects).

The Role

We are looking for a Programme Manager to join our Maintenance Projects Team. This Senior Management position will be responsible for managing the development and delivery of a programme of projects to agreed scope, time, cost and quality requirements, working with business customers and their representatives.

Acting as a lead subject matter expert, you will ensure the overall successful delivery of technical and operational compliance across Parliamentary Maintenance Services, by supporting accountable managers and ensuring that activities are compliant with statutory and corporate standards. Delivery of key responsibilities will best enable the Parliamentary Services Team to operate safely and effectively, ultimately ensuring the House is able to continue to function.

Some of the responsibilities for this role include:

  • Deliver a programme consisting of multiple projects.
  • Lead and develop a specific programme/project on time, to budget and to other agreed success criteria, within corporate guidelines, maximizing the value and benefits delivered to Parliament. Ensuring that the management of all programme activity complies with the necessary standards and controls (e.g. financial, planning, governance, reporting, management, assurance, business case).
  • Ensuring project delivery teams make strategic decisions in the full knowledge of commercial and procurement implications.

Skills and Experience

Experience - Proven experience working in a programme management role overseeing the delivery of a portfolio of projects within a public sector body.

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Excellent knowledge of programme and project control processes and systems.
  • Experience of developing and creating systems and processes that are proven to enhance performance either from a quality, time or cost perspective.
  • Evidence of strong Commercial leadership (cost, contract and procurement), delivering large-scale, complex projects or programmes, managing budgets, risk and interdependency with project experience spanning early feasibility through to handover.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate clearly and build effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders to achieve shared goals.
  • The ability to make effective decisions or difficult decisions - evaluating data from various sources to make well-considered decisions and presenting reasonable conclusions to inform and/or influence senior Stakeholders.
  • Excellent People Management, with experience in establishing and leading high-performing teams through developing capability, setting effective team and individual objectives and managing progress against these.

Next Steps and Additional Information

  • CV & Supporting Statement - If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV and supporting statement with a 500-word limit.

More information on the role and the full criteria can be found in the Job Description.

Please note that most job offers will be made at the minimum of the salary range, other than in exceptional circumstances.

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