Working pattern: Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time
Location: London, National
About the job
The Department for International Trade, is at the heart of the UK’s relationship with the global economy. Our role is to promote and enable UK trade globally by helping businesses to take advantage of the appetite for British goods and services around the world, attracting foreign companies and investment to our shores, and helping international companies work with UK suppliers. Over the next three years, DIT aims to deliver a step change in UK trade and investment.
Project Delivery and Change is a new Directorate established with the exciting remit to drive DIT’s change capability through processes, systems, procedures, culture and working practices that enable staff to optimise new initiatives and deliver through ambiguity and uncertainty effectively. Our aim is to support the delivery of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) objectives of doing the basics well, supporting delivery and building for the future. This includes our office move to Old Admiralty Building.
Post Covid-19 restrictions we would expect these roles to be working in a DIT hub location 2/3 days per week with the rest of the time working remotely. Our principal hub is currently London but we are expecting to grow our footprint in the North of England over the next 12 months and can accommodate these home locations. Your home base can be discussed further at interview.
The Senior Business Change Manager will form part of Programme Management Office (PMO) team within the Project Delivery and Change Directorate. The successful applicant will be required to work across both programme change and building change capability in the department to develop the change and transformation offering to the department and will lead a growing team that will ensure change delivery is embedded across DIT delivery programmes.
The successful candidate will proactively prepare the business for the impact of the changes being delivered by the Directorate. The Business Change Manager will ensure that activities are planned and completed to enable the business to implement the agreed changes and realise the business benefits.
Lead the Business Change Management activity and work with the project managers to deliver the Business Case benefits and outcomes.
Develop a clear vision and standards and champion the use of best practice business change management framework (standards, tools and processes).
Lead the creation of the business readiness criteria across the COO portfolio change programmes, including benefits realisation activities.
Build strong networks internally and externally and identify, classify and update the Change Directorate stakeholder engagement plan.
Lead the progress of the required business change products for projects, acting as a subject matter expert where required.
Lead on engagement with senior stakeholders both internally and externally and other Business Change managers across the directorate and COO portfolio.
Build and direct a change capability in the department, ensuring the appropriate blend of skills and experience in the change team and wider change network.
Provide direction and guidance to the team and more broadly across the portfolio.