Programme Manager

Contract Type
£51,668 with the maximum salary on this scale being £61,617 subject to future COPFS pay awards.
Expiry Date
It is an exciting time to join ISD. You will have access to the latest technologies, working on digital projects that help to shape and deliver transformation, changing the way we work and how people access our services

Job Description

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The Programme Manager will lead the overarching planning activity for the Digital Transformation programme, working with the Group Head of Digital Portfolio on setting and monitoring milestones in order to keep the programme on track and within budget, managing risks and dependencies, and overseeing governance and assurance activity.

The Programme Manager will be responsible for supporting the Group Head of Digital Portfolio working with the PMO Manager as to provide high quality project management oversight and delivery across COPFS Digital Transformation Delivery Programme in support of Programme priorities and apply the Digital Portfolio project development, delivery and implementation frameworks.

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

  • Owning and maintaining the overarching project plan, working closely with the Group Head of Digital Portfolio and Group Head of IT Operations to monitor progress and ensure the project is properly resourced and kept on track.
  • Providing challenge and assurance around the project priorities and delivery dates
  • Participating in regular planning meetings and workshops across the team where needed to support on-going planning and management of the project
  • Maintaining the project RAID log and ensuring the project risks and dependencies are flagged and understood, escalating via project governance if required.
  • Managing project interdependencies – especially across partner organisations – and highlight conflicting issues such as prioritisation, funding, and timing.
  • Ensuring project governance meetings are performing to agreed standards and that board members and other key stakeholders have a clear and accurate view of the project.
  • Managing the reporting processes to prepare reporting, covering aspects of scope, outcomes and performance against agreed plan and benefits. 
  • Coordinating project assurance, including Digital Scotland Service Standard, in close liaison with the Digital Assurance Office.
  • Managing the balance of an agile delivery with a more linear governance process.
  • Leading delivery of the communication and engagement plan for the programme contributing to Digital Strategy, clearly demonstrating the action the project is taking to deliver COPFS Digital Strategy.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and other duties may be required as appropriate to the role

Essential Criteria Required

The essential criteria for this post are outlined below. Candidates will be required to fully demonstrate their technical skills as well as competencies at interview.

  • Experience in the delivery of Cloud Based application solutions, M365 technologies including Data verse, Power Platforms etc.
  • Experience in leading and managing virtual teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and used to working with Senior Executives.
  • Applicant must be used to building strong project teams across multi disciplines
  • Liaise with professional IT specialists.

Contact Us

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Additional Information

Application packs are available to download from our website

Please submit a CV and a fully completed Personal Information Form to

Selection will be competency based with additional technical questions.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews and any other discussions in the process must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this way of working, COPFS asks all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to participate in the virtual interview and discussions as well as access to a personal device of choice by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Please ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video.

Please note that COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).

COPFS must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.