Since the EU referendum decision, the IPO has been planning to ensure the best possible outcomes on Intellectual Property and this includes preparing systems that support our trade mark service and the implementation of the EU Directive. The post is pivotal in the successful delivery of this IPO critical programme.
Latest start date: Friday 21 December 2018
Organisation the work is for: Intellectual Property Office
The specialist will lead and pro-actively manage a multi-disciplinary team of portfolio, project and agile specialists on behalf of the Programme Senior Responsible owner.
The specialist will work alongside the Programme Management Team to plan and track the programme plan giving direction and challenging when needed.
The specialist will manage the interdependencies and impacts across the programme including identifying opportunities and alternatives to improve the performance of the programme and report on programme health and establish a culture of data driven decision-making.
The specialist will work with the Project and Programme Management Office to ensure governance and controls are fit-for-purpose.
Working arrangements Onsite 5 days a week
Security clearance SC clearance or willingness to participate in vetting procedure.
Essential skills and experience -
Proven capability in planning, monitoring and controlling complex programmes and projects
Proven capability in managing stakeholders’ expectations; experienced at facilitating discussions across high risk and complex matters and balancing priorities
Proven capability in actively addressing risks, issues and dependencies
Working experience of procurement process and negotiation with third parties (RFI, RFT and ITT process, selection and bid process management)
Sound knowledge of project and programme delivery methodologies: waterfall and agile
Fully skilled in MS Office suite (Outlook, Project, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Visio)
Must have 12 months + experience within government
Must have at least 5 years + project / programme management experience
Must be able to demonstrate evidence of delivery of change
Must have experience in operational and change projects / programmes, within portfolios of up to £10m
Must be able to solve and unblock issues between teams or departments at the highest level
Must be able to optimise the delivery flow of teams; lead a continual planning process in a very complex environment and identify dependencies in plans across services and coordinate delivery
Must be able to communicate effectively across organisational, technical and political boundaries and manage all stakeholder expectations