Join us as a Project / PMO Planner within the Home Office (G7)
(London, Full-Time, Permanent – Hybrid / Remote Working)
At Capita, we support clients across a range of sectors, including local Government, central Government, education, transport, health, life and pensions, insurance and other private sector organisations. We support with expertise applied by the talent across our business in combination with technology, insight and analytics to keep our clients ahead of change, sharper than competitors and more efficient than ever – and we always need new talent to help us achieve our goals.
We are currently recruiting for interesting and exciting positions at the Home Office. The Home Office keeps the UK secure and prosperous; protects its citizens, residents and visitors and their property; and upholds rights, liberties and the rule of law. Leading on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime and fire policy, counterterrorism and work to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.
The Home Office
This role is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative person to be at the forefront of change in one of the great Departments of State. We are delivering significant transformation in order to continue keeping our citizens safe and our country secure. New technology and the fast-evolving nature of the threats we face mean we must adapt, and adapt fast, and with the UK leaving the EU, the need for change is greater than ever.
Project Planners play a key role in delivering advice and guidance to the project/programme leaders and their teams on how to best deliver the required outputs, products and activities within the scope of the plan within the Home Office Transformation Portfolio. It is large, complex and challenging, encompassing over 20 major and/or mission-critical projects and programmes plus four business portfolios of change.
There is a strong focus on agile, modular project delivery, supported by enterprise-wide portfolio management and you could find yourself working on a project for the UK’s critical national infrastructure through to a complex technology-enabled business change programme.
The Role of a Project Planner
Your role as Project Planner will be to work with stakeholders to ensure all aspects of the project are defined. You will provide clarity on key milestones to define what, when and how activities will be organised to ensure the outcomes of a project can be achieved, with the resources available.
Essential Criteria and competencies:
The planner will be part of 5 programmes and work alongside the PM’s and Programme leads
The portfolio covers large scale IT programmes
Previous Planning experience up to Portfolio level
An expert and highly proficient In MS Project/Online
Skilled in dependencies and critical path analysis
Skilled in reporting
Generate MI reports and present to stakeholders and suppliers up to the board, leadership level
Excellent verbal and written communication
Coaching and guidance within the planning space to the wider teams
Typical Qualifications and Professional Memberships include:
· PRINCE2 Practitioner
Typical Role Responsibilities:
Development and enhancement and ongoing review and assurance of the Portfolio existing project plans.
Develop and maintain Programme/Portfolio plan. Work closely with Project Managers providing senior leadership with advice to enable forward-looking strategic delivery decisions.
Develop and extend the Programme plans and conduct ongoing reviews, enhancements and assurance of the plan.
Work with Project managers/Programme Leads to develop detailed plans for the national rollout and identify resources, dependencies and risks.
Maintain defined planning standards and planning best practices by working closely with the Programme Management Office.
Stakeholder engagement to ensuring programme and project plans remain synchronised
Run weekly checkpoint meetings and calls.
Ensuring level 0, level 1 and level 2 milestones remain aligned.
Capture resource requirements in the plans to enable the programme to report accurately assessing the current and future resourcing demands.
Report and escalate, as required, detailing overdue and pending tasks
Proactively escalate risks, issues and constraints within the plan that will affect approach or milestone delivery.
Capture updates from resources/suppliers as needed.
Critically review supplier plans and identify issues or inconsistencies as needed.
Identify, record and actively manage dependencies (give and get) outside the programme as well as internal to the programmes.
Capture and escalate dependencies through the risk process and risk manager as appropriate.
Review and assurance of programme dependency log and provision of feedback to the appropriate project lead.
Please note successful applicants will be expected to go through vetting and Security Clearance.
We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best of luck with your application