Are you someone who is a great communicator? Do you enjoy working in teams to deliver results? Do you want to genuinely feel as though you are making a difference?
If so, then join us at the Department for Education (DfE). We are building our Project Delivery capability and are therefore seeking enthusiastic individuals who are, or who want to grow their career as Project Delivery Professionals. You will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the delivery of the department's portfolio of major projects. You do not need to have specific experience in project delivery; you just need the skills, experience and desire to make a real and tangible difference to the country's educational landscape and the lives of thousands of children and young people.
Who We Are Our Department is responsible for education, children's social services, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England, and equalities. We work to achieve a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for all, no matter your background or family circumstances.
Role We are looking for people with the right skills to join the teams delivering the department's portfolio of around 35 major projects. The primary focus of this role will be to work with leaders and subject experts to implement change as part of a large procurement programme.
Typical responsibilities include;
• Establishing and leading large complex projects to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints, ensuring appropriate levels of governance and assurance. • Ensuring DfE fully complies with EU procurement regulations and delivers high value/complex procurements in line with best practice. Lead negotiation activities (including dispute resolution) to deliver optimal outcomes. • Understanding what is required to deliver the project including people and skills and bringing these together to work as a highly effective team to deliver at pace. • Identifying key stakeholders, both internal and external, and developing effective relationships which are beneficial to achieving project outcomes. • Ensuring that the required quality of service from external providers is secured and provides value for money. • Ensuring that the desired benefits are identified, understood and managed so that they are realised. • Effectively manage changes to the project. Also leads on risk management, from identifying and monitoring project risks and issues, to developing mitigating actions and escalating as appropriate. • Seek appropriate support, guidance and coaching from the project community. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance.