Programme Manager

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Security Cleared

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  • Contact:

    Zaida Bhana

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Our high profile client manages large scale national procurement contracts and has a current requirement for an experienced Programme Manager. This role is presented on a contract basis (6 months initial) and will be based at our client's site operations at Filton, Bristol.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Provision of intensive advice to high level line managers at executive level, contributing to the overall strategy, leading and developing programme/ project managers.
  • Management of large complex programmes/ projects, managing different interfaces and programme and project methodology and tools.
  • Leading programmes of work, defining service standards for both the business and delivery of the agreed benefits
  • Consolidating and documenting the fundamental components of programmes (scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, opportunities and issues, and quality requirements)
  • Managing the integration of programme outputs into business-as-usual, addressing the readiness of users, compatibility of work systems and the realisation of benefits
  • Establishing and maintaining governance arrangements for the delivery of programmes defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities, that align with organisational practice
  • Preparing, gaining approval of, refining and updating business cases that justify the initiation and/or continuation of programmes (and/or the projects within them) in terms of benefits, costs and risks
  • Managing stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and Determining the best means of satisfying requirements within the context of programme objectives and constraints;
  • Preparing and maintaining schedules for programme activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements
  • Developing, implementing and updating resource allocations plans (other than finance) needed for programmes
  • Preparing and maintaining an overall schedule for resource use in related projects, which avoids bottlenecks and conflicting demands, sequencing outcomes, to enable the efficient realisation of benefits
  • Establishing and implementing when necessary, protocols to change the scope of programmes and updating configuration documents as required
  • Recommending how financial and other resources should be allocated amongst programmes to optimise the organisation's return on investment
  • Identifying, defining, evaluating, planning, tracking and realising the business benefits of programmes (and/or the projects within them)


  • Demonstrated ability in managing programmes of a highly complex nature.
  • 5 years post qualification relevant experience in one or more programme roles.
  • Minimum MSP or equivalent.
  • Minimum MAPM
  • RPP or ChPP preferred
  • Minimum of QCF Level 4 in a relevant subject