Technical Transition Programme Manager (Contract)
Birmingham, West Midlands
Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. We do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly. We work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how we can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible.
We are currently looking for a Technical Transition Programme Manager to join the Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition (4NLC) team and support the smooth transition from the Third National Lottery Licence to the Fourth National Lottery Licence from a technical perspective. This is a three year fixed-term contract.
- Salary of c£50,000 per annum
- Civil service pension
- Flexible working
- 26 days’ holiday
- Option to buy up to five days’ extra annual leave
- Additional benefits
Joining us means joining a dynamic, high profile sector and being at the cutting-edge of regulation, where the work you do has a real impact on people’s lives. It also means joining an organisation that is inclusive, that respects work-life balance and is completely dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential.
Whether that’s through flexible working, really understanding how you work best or exposing you to real opportunities to challenge yourself, if you’re passionate about making your mark on the industry and on society, then we will help you do that.
As the Technical Transition Programme Manager, you will support the successful transition from the Third National Lottery Licence to the Fourth National Lottery Licence. The current Third National Lottery Licence will run until January 2023.
In this important role, you will support the evaluation and negotiation phases of the competition by contributing to the technology and transition components of bids.
You will develop processes, including creating assurance acceptance criteria, to gather assurance that the technical transition from the Third to Fourth Licence is effective and fit for purpose.
Additionally, you will:
- Contribute to the development of the transition management framework
- Carry out research and analysis to ensure a comprehensive understanding of asset and subcontractor transfer arrangements
- Identify potential risks or issues and find ways to mitigate these
- Develop reporting to track the progress and performance of transition activities
To join us as the Technical Transition Programme Manager, you will need experience of the following:
- Managing large-scale, complex IT service migrations
- Developing and establishing migration and/or transition management frameworks
- Determining and documenting service acceptance criteria in preparation for transition
- Supporting supplier and/or operator discussions and briefings
- Scoping and developing service transition plans and roadmaps for a multi-year period
- Managing relationships and engaging with a range of stakeholders
- Working at pace, both independently and with others in complex, potentially ambiguous and politically sensitive environments and managing risk effectively
Knowledge of data architecture, systems and security and their relevance for service transition would be beneficial, as would experience of managing projects in line with PPM standards. It would be equally favourable if you had experience in a technical role which covered IT infrastructure or applications from an analytical or delivery perspective.
We would like to hear from you if you’ve worked as a Migration Project Manager, Service Transition Manager, Technical Project Manager, IT Programme Manager, IT Migration Project Manager, or IT Transition Project Manager.
The closing date for applications is the 13th April 2020.
We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.
Interviews will be conducted via Skype and inductions will be handled remotely if necessary.
So, if you are looking to take on a challenging, yet highly rewarding contract as a Technical Transition Programme Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Working hours: 37 hours per week