Programme Manager - SC Cleared

  • Job Reference: 633855
  • Date Posted: 5 June 2024
  • Recruiter: ShareForce
  • Location: United Kingdom - South West
  • Salary: £575 to £650 Per Day
  • Bonus/Benefits: £575-650 /day (Outside IR35)
  • Sector: IT and Telecomms
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

This is an opportunity for an experienced, proactive Programme Manager to lead a defence organisation in adapting their development and deployment of software and ML capabilities, operating at the cutting edge of technology. We are looking specifically for experience leading agile delivery to Government Digital Service Standards in a defence/military environment. This specific role offers the opportunity to lead the delivery of concepts and solutions in the field of autonomous, AI-led technology for defence operations in a military context.
  • Planning ahead, in line with the current 15-month roadmap and managing business cases.
  • Leading one or multiple scrum teams, creating a collaborative culture bringing user centred-design and technology-led approaches together.
  • Acting as Scrum Master alongside providing overall programme leadership, supporting and challenging team members to get the best possible outcomes throughout delivery.
  • Engaging with a broad set of stakeholders, managing expectations around risk and complexity, with an appreciation of time constraints.
  • Supporting financial reviews ensuring programme delivery remains within budgets set.
Required Skills / Experience:
  • Significant public sector digital transformation experience.
  • Significant leadership experience, setting programme direction and effective communication with the team.
  • Excellent planning, delivery and execution of large-scale programmes, identifying potential risks and directly addressing any issues.
  • Technical credibility is required to support decisions across design and programme direction, ideally the candidate will have some previous engineering experience.
  • Strong awareness of the design standards used in the delivery of Government Digital projects.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong experience in the leadership of agile software development teams.
  • Desirable: Experience working with the GOV.UK Service Manual.
Additional Information:
  • Rate offered: £575 - £650 per day
  • IR35 Status: Outside
  • Location: Hybrid: WFH / Bristol – willingness to be onsite at least once a week in Bristol, with occasional travel to London
  • Start Date: July
  • Duration: Initial 6 months (significant opportunity for extension beyond 12 months)
  • All candidates must be based in the UK and hold active SC clearance