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Programme & Project Manager (police)

  • Job reference: MC/363
  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Criminal Justice
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are looking for a Programme & Project Manager for a vacancy which has become available at the Police HQ in Chelmsford.

To plan and manage all aspects of the delivery of Seven Force projects, as allocated, ensuring that business requirements are addressed and that solutions are implemented to the required quality, within approved budgets and timescales, in order to deliver optimum operational and business benefits.

The main responsibilities of this role are:
To deliver projects using effective project management techniques, business process mapping and tools; documentation, reports and visual aids, in order to deliver change improvement, meet legislation, organisational restructure, or to resolve inefficiencies, force issues and problems as directed by senior sponsors.

Coordinate, facilitate and run continuous improvement events using Lean or similar techniques, across the regional functions, to identify more efficient and effective methods of working.

Maintain effective financial, project forecasting and progress reports as appropriate, monitor allocated human and material resources, associated revenue costs and all capital costs against the project budget. Ensure that change control procedures are in place, and actively used to assess the effect of changes to the projects on costs, timescale and resources.

Organise and lead Working Groups and attend relevant meetings, preparing and delivering strategic reports, briefings and presentations to Chief Officers, senior managers and external agencies. Provide expert consultancy and advice, evaluation and reports on the delivery of assigned projects.

Build and maintain professional relationships, with internal and external customers, agencies, suppliers and stakeholders, in order to influence, promote and support project delivery and lean events.

Identify, bid for, manage, support and motivate project resources assigned within project teams, in order to maximise performance from individuals and support business development project deliverables.

Necessary experience:

Ideally the manager should have a degree (or equivalent qualifications or experience) and proven managerial experience and qualifications. He/she must be able to evidence at least 3-5 years proven track record of successful project delivery.

A relevant project management qualification together with programme management skills/ qualifications such as MSP foundation or Agile project management methodology would be advantageous. Ideally they should have experience using continuous improvement techniques and the ability to manage a project portfolio.

The manager must be able to evidence working to, and producing comprehensive reports and project management documentation for senior executives.

The postholder must be able to analyse information to identify alternative courses of action and be able to consider the impact of alternative courses of action.

This is a police-based role, so applicants will be subject to police security checks.
It is advised that applicants have a clean DBS/CRB within the last 3 years.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please ring 01772 208962 and ask to speak to Martin Cookson.