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Programme Manager

Better Start Bradford
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Closing date
17 Jan 2022

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Children & Youth
Full Time
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Job role

To work closely with the Head of Programme to support the implementation and effective delivery of the Better Start Bradford programme plan and associated systems and processes. To lead on implementation of final programme stage.

Specific responsibilities

1. To oversee the programme and project management office (PPMO)

  • To develop and review the PPMO
  • To maintain an effective MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) approach for Better Start Bradford through best practice frameworks, principles, and processes
  • Lead on the development and application of internal systems and tools by implementing effective IT systems and digital solutions
  • Regularly review our governance processes and structures to ensure they are working and fit for purpose
  • Prepare and present reports for the Partnership Board, Bradford Trident Board, Finance and Audit Sub Committee, National Lottery Community Fund, and other stakeholder groups.
  • Maintain and review programme management deliverables, which include the initiation document, implementation plans, workplans, risks and issues register, lessons learned, decision log, change control and benefits realisation
  • Lead on quality assurance and improvement for the core team and projects

2. To support the team with

  • Improving systems for managing and monitoring the delivery of our projects
  • Procedures for delivery partners to enable them to provide the information we need in a timely and appropriate format
  • Maintaining and reviewing the contract management processes via the Contracts Register
  • Maintaining and reviewing documentation, policies, guides and templates and training staff in their use
  • Coaching and training staff on good practices in project management

3. To assist in writing business cases, strategies, and project proposals, particularly

  • To lead on the development of a process to measure and ensure delivery of programme benefits
  • To lead and facilitate the implementation of quality and auditing of all aspects of the programme
  • To lead on the development of our stakeholder management processes and systems

4. To develop a plan for programme close-down

  • Working closely with Head of Programme and Leadership Team draw up a plan and timeline for programme closedown
  • Identify key activities required to deliver programme blueprint
  • Work with Transformation and Change Manager and team to lead on delivery of programme system change objectives.

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