Newcastle upon Tyne / Home-based
A career at Northumbria Police is like no other. We are passionate about where we live and what we do, we deliver exceptional support to our communities and we work together to make our local area a safer place for us all. We’re entering an exciting new era of technology led change – a future where information plays an essential role at the heart of our Force. Have you got what it takes to make a real difference?
We’ve got a brilliant opportunity for an IT Project Manager to join us on our journey to transform Digital Policing. This is a great chance to be involved in crucial transformational change in the 6th largest Force in the country – a high performing Force with big plans.
We’re looking for someone who has experience working on projects delivering organisational and technical change. Initially, you’ll lead our Microsoft Office 365 migration project as we move towards full roll out across the organisation. You’ll have demonstrable knowledge and experience of techniques to plan, monitor and control projects. It’s vital that project governance arrangements and principles are adhered to; ensuring projects within the transformation programme are successfully achieved.
With experience in the use of project management methodology, you will identify the benefits to be realised, associated risks and interdependencies and raise these considerations through regular reporting. This is a rewarding role where you’ll play a big part in how we provide frontline public services – ensuring our digital capabilities are suitable for everyone across Northumbria Police.
What will I be doing?
• Leading and managing technical change, service improvement and service re-design projects
• Planning project activity and identifying appropriate resources to provide realistic timescales for delivery
• Identifying and anticipating risks to project delivery and putting in place appropriate mitigation to ensure delivery within time, cost and quality tolerances
• Working closely with subject matter experts from across the organisation to help identify improved ways of working and working with individuals to turn those ideas and recommendations into reality
• Utilising excellent communication skills to build rapport, engage with and influence key stakeholders, as well as being confident to challenge in the best interests of the organisation
• Working with key stakeholders to identify and document anticipated benefits and ensuring projects are able to successfully achieve those benefits
Achieving our programme goals by putting people at the heart of the change programme, helping to implement the cultural shift that the organisation is seeking, and ensuring the operational changes are successfully achieved
For further information please see the job description: Project Manager.pdf
What essentials do I need?
• Relevant degree/vocational qualification or equivalent experience
• PRINCE2 practitioner (or equivalent)
• Recent and relevant experience in IT project management with proven evidence of successfully delivering and embedding technical change across complex environments
• Experience leading project teams to achieve defined outcomes and operating in a matrix management environment
We’d love you to have (but it’s not essential)
• IT Services and/or change management qualifications or training (e.g. ITIL, LEAN Six Sigma, IT Capability and Strategy Modelling)
• Experience of technical service modelling and implementation including process engineering and continuous improvement methodologies
In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service. We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.
We also offer flexible working both from an agile approach to work location through to flexing how you want to work your contracted hours to accommodate both successful service delivery and a healthy, balanced home life.
Management Vetting (MV)
Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed. A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.
Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts. For further information please contact the Talent Acquisition team.
All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.
To discuss the position in more detail or if you have any queries about the application process please contact Emma Kassim (Business Change Programme Manager) email@example.com
Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone.