Senior Digital Project Manager

Advertiser
DWP
Reference
147037
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
IT
Location
Manchester
Expiry Date
21/09/2021 16:50:00
A collaborative, hands-on project management role where you'll lead a small team working on high profile schemes to tackle the important issue of Fuel Poverty.

Job Description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We help people into work, and make payments worth over £195bn a year to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

We are looking for a Senior Digital Project Manager to join our community of tech experts in DWP Digital. We're driving a once-in-a-generation transformation of government services, using fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

Your first job with DWP will be to bring your project management expertise to our Fuel Poverty Team (FPT).

You will enable the design, development and delivery of a wide range of technical and operational services which support high profile schemes aimed at targeting fuel poverty.

In practice that means you'll be producing and monitoring delivery plans, building partnerships across government and the private sector, coordinating the strategy and delivery of services from commercial, communication and governance experts, managing the design and delivery of a major reform programme, and lots more.

And you'll do all this within the context of a volatile energy market where we need to respond quickly to changes to policy and industry trends.

We're a small team (just 6 of us) working within Digital Data & Analytics. We're provide data matching and operational in collaboration with Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Our team also provides a bespoke data matching service to energy suppliers to ensure they meet their legal obligation around rebates. In practice this means about £140m is paid to approximately 1 million households across the UK.

We're collaborating closely with BEIS to design a data matching and operational solution that will deliver the major reforms in 2022, redefining eligibility criteria and automating rebates so people who need it get the money they're due

What skills, knowledge and experience will you need?

  • You're an experienced Digital Project Manager, who can successfully lead the end-to-end delivery of digital projects
  • You understand how to deliver quality outcomes are delivered at pace, managing risks, issues and dependencies, and ensuring value.
  • You can manage and build relationships within a complex and varied stakeholder environment.
  • You can manage team dynamics, demonstrating servant leadership and an ability to coach teams to improve flow, quality and ownership. You are able to deal with conflict and help establish a positive team culture.
  • You can establish collaborative working across organisational boundaries, actively building and maintaining a network of colleagues and contacts to achieve progress on shared objectives.
  • You are a good communicator and influencer, able to challenge assumptions and compromise when needed. You help your team and stakeholders navigate a complex environment finding the right way to communicate complex ideas to senior technical and non-technical audiences alike.
  • You have experience of actively manage change and governance across projects, through excellent negotiating, engagement and communication skills at all levels with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • You pay attention to detail and are diligent in the planning and delivery of technical solutions.
  • You know how to lead robust adaptive planning collaboratively across stakeholders, establishing priorities, conflicts and issues.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in one of our brilliant digital hubs in Blackpool, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne & Sheffield.

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

In return for your skills, we offer a competitive salary of up to £59,589 a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%, and a generous leave package starting at 26 days.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

  • Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days (up to 3 extra days off per month)
  • Hybrid working: some time in a hub with the team, some time at home
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Time off volunteering and charitable giving
  • Bring your authentic self to work with 'I Can Be Me in DWP'
  • Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
  • Sports and social activities
  • Working in an award-winning environment and culture
  • Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.
 
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