Programme Assurance Manager

Job Title: Programme Assurance Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
Salary: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 67076-ITENG-KIE
Contact Name: Kim Eager
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 29, 2016 11:30

Job Description


A market leading payments company based in Hertfordshire / North West London requires a Programme Assurance Manager on an initial 6 month contract.

The role purpose is to increase the client's ability to deliver Programme and Projects to time, cost and quality, via objective oversight and associated demonstrable actions.


* Significant exposure to the assurance of high value, high risk projects and programme
* Previous experience in the management of major programmes and projects
* Expert understanding of the principles of project and programme management from business case, start-up, delivery, implementation through benefits realisation
* Experience in both Waterfall and Agile approaches to software development
* Track record of identifying problem areas with projects and facilitating resolution
* Excellent interpersonal skills: strong communication, listening and presentation; insight and analytical power; persuasion, negotiation and gravitas
* Decision-making: able to make sound recommendations for change (even if controversial), to stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
* Experience of working in a highly pressured environment and with senior stakeholders to Board level
* Exemplar and promoter of client's Values
* Ability to quickly gain confidence of stakeholders and the project delivery community



* Increase stakeholder confidence that specific strategic programmes and projects are set up to succeed and will deliver to expectations
* Reduce risk and increase delivery certainty across strategic programmes and projects
* Recommend actions to improve the health and strength of programmes and project
* Socialise, present and agree the recommendations with senior stakeholder
* Take full accountability for ensuring the actions are successfully executed


* Assure the health and strength of assigned strategic projects through their start-up, initiation and delivery phases
* Create high quality and clear assessment reports with recommended actions; facilitating agreement and execution of these actions with senior stakeholders and presenting to programme board
* Conduct ad-hoc review of any aspect of a project through to a full project health check
* Recommend improvement to systemic and persistent project delivery issues
* Follow-up and timely resolution of all actions identified
* Mentor and coach the project community to adopt best practice processes
* Closely collaborate with the Programme Office giving feedback for process improvement and receiving project performance indicators