Digital Innovation & Programme Manager - 8290

South West
Horizon House
Staff Grade 7
Full Time
The Environment Agency has a strong, customer focused, digital agenda. This role is to develop the roadmap for the Environment & Business Directorate IT portfolio and to lead the associated digital implementation programme to better enable our critical and diverse work improving the environment.
As the Digital Innovations & Programme Manager, you will manage the risks and interdependencies to deliver the roadmap and digital programme. Building strong connections is key to ensure sharing of common platforms and to maximise learning from each other. You will work closely with service owners in Environment & Business and with the Flood Risk and Coastal Management Directorate’s digital programme as well as with our Defra IT service provider (DDTS) and the Government Digital Service.

The location of the post is Bristol as this is the programme team hub and allows for Agile working. However some flexibility will be considered with an expectation that the post-holder will be in Horizon House, Bristol at least three days a week. Travel to other locations will be necessary such as to London for meetings with Defra.
You will line manage a team of staff with programme/product management, business change and communications expertise.
Leading your team, you will shape the roadmap and digital programme for the Environment & Business Directorate drawing together the different services. Managing delivery to cost, time and quality is critical as is ensuring appropriate governance, risk management and communication approaches are adopted. It will be crucial that you are able to network successfully across Defra and wider government.
As a professional with the knowledge and experience to lead the delivery of this exciting work within the Environment Agency, you will use proven methods from your business experience. Using your networking expertise you will build relationships and keep abreast of the latest digital thinking by linking with external organisations.
Closing Date: 1st July 2018 at 23:55 hours

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01/07/2018, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Programme and Project Management
Selects, plans and manages contractors, programmes or events to achieve a set of Environment Agency objectives cost-effectively.
Delivers Results Through Others
Harnesses the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures.
Influences and Persuades Others
Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Addresses needs of internal and external customers.
Shapes organisational approach & delivery
Informs Government Policy and / or designs, implements and supports an approach to translate it into cost-effective operational activity delivering outcomes for people and the environment.
Manages Change
Understands role in leading change. Successfully leads change in own team.
Professional programme management qualification (eg PMA) or equivalent and, if not, working towards.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

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