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G7 Programme Office Manager

Summary Information for vacancy - reference PROG6197


Identity and Passport Service (IPS)


£54679 - £62881 Per Annum


City of Westminster, Greater London, London

Closing Date

19 April 2010

Interviews start

Not specified


Grade 7


Middle management

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms


Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work

Information Technology

Brief Description

The Programme Office Manager is responsible for managing the Programme Support team to ensure that a large project or programme is properly planned, managed, resourced and governed and that all necessary project controls and standards are in place to enable the timely delivery of project products within budget.

Vacancy description

• Budget Management

o Preparation and maintenance of Programme resource forecasts

• Team Leadership

o Providing day to day management and support to the PSO team

• Programme Planning

o Assisting in the development of the Programme/Project plan by identifying and collating key programme/project milestones and capturing project planning information.

• Business Change

o Responsible for ensuring that all business change activity (communications, transition, planning etc) conforms with best practise as determined by OGC

• Management Information

o Producing programme status reports in accordance with the reporting schedules and in the agreed format.

• Resourcing

o Determining the resources required for a given project / programme (number, skill and type)

• Governance

o Ensuring that the governance regime for the project and is applied

• Risks and Issues

o Ensuring that risk and issue registers are fit for purpose and that mitigating actions are undertaken and the effects are recorded

• Standards and Practices

o Ensuring that there is a robust assurance process is followed for all project products and that configuration management is in place and deployed

• Professional Leadership

o Responsible for actively providing support and professional development for self and team

Note: An employee may be required to carry out other duties within the scope of the grade and within the limits of their skill, competence and training.


1. Previous complex Programme and Project planning experience using Microsoft Project

2. Programme and Project Support Office: Level 5 (from the SFIA framework)

Takes responsibility for the provision of project office services, either to a large project or to a number of projects within an organisation. May also be responsible for the provision of programme office services. Advises on the available standards, procedures, methods, tools and techniques. Evaluates project and/or programme performance and recommends changes where necessary. Contributes to reviews and audits of project and programme management to ensure conformance to standards.

3. Configuration Management: Level 6 (from the SFIA framework)

Sets the organisation's policy for the management of change in live services and test environments, and ensures that the policy is reflected in practice.

4. Quality Standards: Level 5 (from the SFIA framework)

Advises on the application of appropriate quality and/or environmental management techniques. Facilitates improvements to processes by changing approaches and working practices, typically using recognised models.



Desirable Criteria:

• PRINCE 2 Practitioner or APMP qualification (or willingness to work towards)
• Experience of OGC Gateway review process


Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - Yes

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

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