Summary of the work
Specialist role – Portfolio manager
To work with the IT Borders Director to implement an IT Business Change and Engagement Model supported by appropriate organisation refinements, process improvements and IT communications strategy and develop appropriate toolkits to execute the role successfully.
Latest start date Monday 10 July 2017
Expected contract length 24 months with 30 days notice period at any time
Work is for Home Office Digital Data and Technology
About the work
Who the specialist will work with:
Day to day the specialist will work with the IT Borders Director and existing team of other specialists including product managers, programme managers. They will be expected to work with Buiness Director and other critical stakeholders in order to provide visibility of the overall programme IT Business Change, and Communications. This will include working with the DSAB Delivery Director to shape and refine the DSAB programme structure and improve methods of work across the programme delivery capability.
What the specialist will work on:
The Specialist will be the single point of accountability to create an IT Business Change and Engagement model that will enable collaborative working with our business partners. The individual is responsible for transcending the voice of the programme via appropriate media within the Home Office. The ability to undertake crisis planning, response and messaging for the delivery of complex products/services that are being delivered by the IT Borders portfolio will be essential to mitigate highly technical or political risks. Create a communication strategy with a unique tone to articulate in business language that is sensitive to all parties/audience need.
Skills and experience
Essential skills and experience
An experienced Senior IT Programme Controls Engagement Manager who can demonstrate expertise in complex portfolio communications and engagement with business partners across a large and multifacitated programme
Experience of CEO and Board level communications
Strong written, oral an interpersonal skills are essential.
Strategic thinking skills and strong understanding of complex stakeholder management and communication channels
Devise a crisis communication policies, procedures and handling of written/verbal communications in the event of a crisis
Demonstrate creative thinking and ability to think through problems to find appropriate solutions.
Advanced organisational skills and close attention to detail to ensure communication is clear, concise, consistent and accurate
Create and execute an IT Borders communications strategy across all appropriate internal channels i.e. home office social media
Min 5 years experience
Nice-to-have skills and experience:
Programme Office Transformation including process improvements
A highly developed understanding of government organisations, and how to operate and communicate at the varying levels of management
Will have a background in Technology with proven success in a complex programmes