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Senior Responsible Owner Army Land Environment Tactical Communications & Information Systems Programme (3253064876)

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GCSE/Scottish Standard Grades A-Level Postgraduate or above 碩士或以上 Undergraduate or above 學士或以上 Intermediate apprenticeship 學徒

PSW 華語工作 Contract 合同制 Full-Time 全職 Internship 實習 Part-Time 兼職


Charlton, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Contents Location About the job Benefits Things you need to know Apply and further information Location The role is based in Army Headquarters Andover, but we welcome flexible working and are open to a blended approach of working from home and in an office. About the job Summary As one of the most highly regarded and best equipped armies in the world, it is imperative that the British Army drive forward at pace an ambitious agenda of modernisation and transformation to remain competitive as the world evolves to ensure the Army is ready to meet the UK’s security and Defence needs. To successfully achieve this ambitious agenda, the Army has embedded Portfolio, Programme and Project Management at the heart of its operating model to deliver the critical capabilities the Army needs to sustain its world leading position. We are seeking a high-calibre and highly driven project delivery professional to take on this SRO role to provide strategic leadership for the delivery of the Land Environment Tactical Communications & Information Systems Programme (LE TacCIS). This is a category A programme (c5.4Bn/10) and is included in the Government Major Projects Portfolio. This programme is at the heart of the Defence Digital Strategy; working across the Defence Enterprise, this Army led critical digital modernisation programme will deliver much of the foundation for the Land Domain (including the Land components of the Royal Navy for the Royal Marines and Royal Air Force Regiment) and its deployed digital backbone to underpin the transition towards a Single Information Environment. As SRO, you will be personally accountable to the Executive Committee of the Army for the delivery of the programme’s objectives and outcomes. You will be closely supported by this Committee and a permanent and highly skilled cadre of Project Delivery professionals in dedicated Programme Teams to drive our delivery agents and industry colleagues to achieve success. Job description As SRO, provide strategic leadership of military personnel, civil servants and industry colleagues and take ultimate authority and personal accountability for the delivery of the Land Environment Tactical Communications & Information Systems Programme (LE TacCIS), which has a high level of Ministerial interest. As the SRO for a critical digital modernisation programme for the Army you will be accountable for the delivery of its objectives, with policy intent and outcomes expected. This encompasses securing and protecting its vision, ensuring that it is governed responsibly, reported on honestly, escalated appropriately and for influencing the context, culture, and operating environment of the programme. You are also responsible for ensuring the ongoing viability of the programme and recommending its pause or termination if appropriate or aspects of it. This includes business case and requirements development, the establishment of appropriate governance and assurance, stakeholder management, monitoring progress, managing risks and issues, ensuring the business readiness for change and realisation of benefits. As SRO, you will be personally accountable to the Executive Committee of the Army for the delivery of the programme’s objectives and outcomes. You will be closely supported by this Committee and a permanent and highly skilled cadre of Project Delivery professionals in dedicated Programme Teams to drive our delivery agents and industry colleagues to achieve success. In support of building an inclusive environment for all staff to grow, you will also play a wider leadership and mentoring role to support and build Project Delivery expertise across the function (300 staff) and to embed best practice processes across the Army’s portfolio (value of 31bn/10) and develop a motivated and skilled workforce. For the right person, this is an exceptional opportunity. Working as a senior project delivery professional in Government has the chance to change the nation, and people’s lives, for the better. Having the right leadership is critical for the successful delivery of a project or programme. We are looking for an SRO who is committed to successful delivery of project and programmes, and is also accustomed to high levels of accountability, ensure strong corporate governance and be politically astute. • Do you have the leadership qualities critical for successful delivery of a project or programme? • Are you passionate about building and maintaining an engaging and collaborative culture? • Can you think strategically and respond quickly to complex changing circumstances and fast paced situations, maintaining integrity and a clear view of overall project priorities? • Do you have creativity and critical thinking skills, a passion for innovation and continuous improvement and a proven ability to achieve results? • Can you simplify and articulate technical language to influence and communicate across organisational boundaries and at all levels, from the board through to multi-disciplinary and large frontline workforce? For full details on the role, person specification and appointment process, please see the candidate information pack attached below. Person specification This is a demanding and high-profile role operating in a complex environment. The post holder will be expected to have experience of managing complex projects and programmes and of using portfolio management as a tool for leading organisational change. At the sift stage, please demonstrate clear evidence and achievements against the following essential criteria: • A credible and persuasive project delivery professional who will command the confidence of a range of Senior stakeholders including Ministers and Senior Officials and to support Board-level investment decisions. Displays professional courage with the confidence and authority to articulate, challenge, explain and justify decisions to stakeholders whilst remaining resilient in the face of extraordinary pressure. • Proven experience in leadership roles which have required them to develop a vision that drives forward the organisation’s work and its future; motivating, enabling and empowering teams to deliver, with experience of leading organisational change and creating a lasting legacy beyond that particular programme. The post holder will also need to demonstrate an ability to lead and energise outside their immediate line management responsibilities. • Extensive breadth and depth of major project delivery experience, leadership of multiple complex projects/programmes across all project phases a number of times, and performed a variety of leadership roles. Able to evidence successful delivery in terms of the complexity of what has been delivered and the scale of challenge. • Experience of performing at high level over a sustained period, in a large organization which has a complex operating environment, where there is uncertainty and continual change. • Ability to think strategically and respond quickly to complex changing circumstances and high-pressure situations, maintaining integrity and a clear view of overall project priorities. Comfortable making decisions and setting direction without having the full picture and can re-focus as detail emerge. Can and does apply project delivery knowledge and techniques to set projects up for success, reduce ambiguity and ensure successful delivery. • Strong commercial awareness, and able to understand the value of and exploit commercial advice. Responsibilities The Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) is ultimately responsible and accountable for a programme or project meeting its required objectives, delivering the projected outcomes, and realising the anticipated benefits. Beyond this, as the SRO you will be responsible for your project’s operating environment, clearing obstacles, and navigating Whitehall to provide a clear path to delivery for your Programme or Project Director. As the SRO of a major project, you will be the owner of the vison and business case and prosecute good governance. In line with this level of responsibility we will work together to understand what further education and development you need; we have significant resources at our disposal to aid your learning and development and equip you for the next phase of your career. You will also be accountable through a management chain to the Permanent Under Secretary. You will be personally accountable for the decisions you take as well as the implementation of the government’s policies as assigned to you by the accounting officer. SROs also play a key leadership role, providing a multidisciplinary team with decisions, direction and support. As an SRO, you will be responsible for ensuring successful transition into service and then deployment to deliver Defence outcomes. This includes delivery of the agreed mandate that sets out the project outcomes and benefits and how these are to be translated to the relevant capability owner. Responsibility for effectively engaging with a range of stakeholders both internal to Defence and industry is also a core requirement. Your written and verbal skills should be of the highest order and aimed to inform and answer questions up to and including the Prime Minister. Qualifications • Appropriate Project Delivery professional qualification. • Graduate of the Major Projects Leadership Academy (or to prepared to undertake the course). Benefits • Learning and development tailored to your role • An environment with flexible working options • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity • A Civil Service pension Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is developed vetting . See our vetting charter . People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks. Selection process details To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process accessed via the advertisement listed for this role. This should be completed no later than 23:55 on 3 July 2022- 1. A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years. 2. A Statement of Suitability (no longer than 1250 words) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification. Failure to submit the required information will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification. As part of the online application process, you will be asked a number of diversity-related questions. If you do not wish to provide a declaration on any of the particular characteristics, you will have the option to select 'prefer not to say'. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be provided to the selection panel. The information you provide when submitting your application will help us monitor our progress towards the Civil Service becoming the most inclusive employer. See the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for more information. Should you encounter any issues with your online application please get in touch with us via Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements This job is broadly open to the following groups: UK nationals nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK nationals of the Republic of Ireland nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals Further information on nationality requirements Working for the Civil Service The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles . The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Apply and further information This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative. Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records. Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name : SCS Recruitment Team’ Email : Recruitment team : Email : Further information If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission. Details Reference number 220091 Salary 125,000 GBP Grade SCS Pay Band 2 Contract type Permanent Business area Defence Digital- Land Environment Tactical Communications & Information Systems Programme (LE TacCIS) Type of role Analytical Architecture and Data Working pattern Flexible working, Full-time, Job share Number of posts 1