Job Purpose - Manage a programme of work delivering projects to this large public sector organisation and its customers in support of health and other public sector strategies in Scotland. Provide internal consultancy on programme management and facilitate delivery of continuous and quality improvement techniques across the body.
Deliver the strategic direction for the organisation by influencing stakeholders and leading the definition, development and implementation of major programmes delivering that mission. Influence national strategies and modernisation initiatives and identify synergistic opportunities, which drive best value for the organisation.
Work with strategic programme stakeholders to successfully drive and manage substantial change programmes through a world-class programmes management framework to deliver outcomes and benefits to the required level of quality, on time and within budget.
This programme provides qualified experience to a range of service development and organisational change initiatives. This position of Programme Manager for the Right Care, Right Place' programme which is looking to transform services in the area of care provision between community and primary care service and acute services.
The successful candidate must be able to -
Have proven considerable management experience in managing, monitoring, controlling and delivering projects and programmes - ideally within changing, high profile and high cost/benefit strategic and business critical change programmes.Demonstrate experience in engagement with leaders, directors and executive management teams leading change programmes, showing focus on the effect of multiple influences on organisational change.
Show experience of establishing programme governance structures which deliver results and ensure the programme/project is aligned with organisational strategy.
Have experience of leading and managing multidisciplinary teams, of delivering effective customer orientated services and of coordinating and negotiating with external suppliers. Construct proposals which balance innovation with available resources. Show recognition and adaptability within the differing project environments, with a need for flexibility to meet customer needs and requirements. Have excellent written and verbal communication, report writing and presentation skills. Also excellent negotiation/influencing skills in complex and sensitive environments and ideally good knowledge budgeting, resource allocation and financial management skills.
Show experience of using management information, monitoring targets and performance indicators and ideally delivering quality improvement initiatives. Show effective leadership skills, ability to create a clear common purpose amongst Programme and Project Boards, Steering Groups and project teams, experience of chairing meetings and be able to solve or to pre-empt problems.
Qualifications - Educated to degree level with postgraduate qualification and extensive experience. Preferably with formal and project management training eg Managing Successful Programmes, PRINCE 2, AGILE