Programme Manager (Defence - SC Required)

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21 days ago

Programme Manager (Defence)
£1000 Per Day (Umbrella)
London (Hybrid)
6 Months (Likelihood for Extension)
Inside IR35

To lead the delivery of one or more STANDARD or COMPLEX Programme(s). This appointment is for a Programme Manager in the Cyber Assurance and Resilience (CA&R) Integrated Delivery Team.
Reporting to the CA&R Business Performance Manager, the Programme Manager will be responsible for the effective management and delivery of one or more programmes within the IDT. In addition, the Programme Manager will be expected to develop and grow customer relationships, lead major bids, support complex bids, secure associated follow-on sales and successfully contribute to the overall strategy and business targets.
Key Accountabilities:

  • Development and maintenance of positive engagement with programme customers, partners and suppliers.
  • Operating in a Safe & Secure manner.
  • Embedding a culture in line with the client's values.
  • Delivery of the Programme outcomes, to agreed baseline (customer satisfaction, time, cost, quality, cash and sales).
  • Ensuring programme members operate in line with the Operating Framework & functional competency management requirements; and have appropriate personal objectives recorded in the client's performance management system.
  • Resolving conflicts (including prioritisation calls) within the programme and collaborating across the business.
  • Leading the embedding of improvement in the client's project and programme management function, as agreed with IDT Leads and the Performance Excellence team.
  • Maintenance of forecasts (both financial and resource demand signal) for sales and delivery which reflects the up-to-date expectations for the work.
  • Application of governance requirements (including lifecycle, project & independent reviews as appropriate) for foundation sales and delivery work.
  • Reporting progress on all accountabilities to IDT Lead (or their delegate).


  • SC clearance held.
  • Extensive experience as a programme manager in complex defence enviornments.
  • Leadership; being able to establish the vision and direction for the programme (in line with the ISBP), to influence and align others towards this common purpose, and to empower & inspire people to achieve success.
  • Integrity; being open, honest and doing the right thing. Keeping promises, admitting when I don't have the answer and when I have made a mistake.
  • Communication; being able to effectively communicate as part of a two-way interaction, using a range of techniques, to ensure the received meaning matches the transmitted meaning.
  • Stakeholder Management; being able to identify, plan and implement actions to positively engage parties with an interest in, or influence over, the programme outcomes.
  • Teamwork; being able to create an environment where a group of people with diverse personalities, skills, experiences and perspectives are empowered to collaborate towards a common goal.
  • Human Resource Management; supporting functional teams (including HR) to develop and manage our people in line with legal requirements and the business' policy.
  • Business Development; being able to identify, develop and deliver solutions to our customers' problems within an appropriate commercial framework to maximise benefit to both our customers and the client.
  • Negotiation & Conflict Management; being able to identify and address differences of objective, attitude or perception in order to produce an agreed outcome for all parties.
  • Change Management; being able to develop and enact a structured approach to organisational change in support of the business' vision, enrolling the impacted people to embrace the changes required to deliver the desired benefits.
  • Benefits Management; being able to identify, plan, agree and realise tangible and intangible benefits from the activities conducted within the programme.

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Fahad McCann
Recruitment Consultant

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