Organisational Development and Change Project Manager

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National Police Chief Council HQ
This role is based at 10 Victoria Street, London and/or with flexibility to work remotely. NPCC encourages applications from candidates living across the UK.
Band C
Full Time
36 hours per week
Fixed Term
7 Month
MV/SC

Job Title: Organisational Development and Change Project Manager

Salary: £37,569 to £45,189 plus a Location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £37,569 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £45,189 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Remote working – with the requirement for occasional travel to policing locations across the UK. NPCC is based at 10 Victoria Street, London however we offer the option to work remotely with occasional travel to attract candidates from across the UK.

Contract – Fixed term until 31st March 2023 (with the potential for further extension subject to funding and performance).

 

Drive the change that policing needs

At a time of global change and uncertainty, the public deserves a police service which is responsive, able to tackle future challenges and embrace opportunity. The National Police ChiefsCouncil (NPCC) brings UK police leaders together to set direction and drive progress, helping Chief Constables and their forces to work collectively and collaboratively. Our new Organisational Development and Change (ODC) team will be a key part of that, effecting continuous improvement right across the board. It’s a constantly evolving area which represents a unique chance for you to make your mark.

Working at the centre of policing and on the biggest issues for the service, you’ll either take a lead on developing and implementing a benefits framework for NPCC or lead on multiple projects across the NPCC landscape. You will manage your own project portfolio, regularly managing complex, high profile, politically sensitive work where decisions and delivery have national implications with the potential to impact on the reputation of the whole police service.

You will have the interpersonal skills to establish and maintain credibility and effective working relationships with police chiefs, senior government stakeholders and NPCC staff. Demonstrable experience of delivering change projects within a complex environment will be crucial, and you will be able to operate flexibly and pragmatically within our organisational environment.

You’ll be adept at using your initiative to lead a project from inception to completion including planning, governance, reporting, benefits, resourcing, and finance. You will also have the ability to design, manage and facilitate workshops that deliver clear outcomes. Lastly, you should be willing to undertake national travel on occasion.

As well as the opportunity to make a real difference as part of this new team, you can look forward a supportive working environment and work/life balance.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC)

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) brings UK police leaders together to set direction in policing and drive progress for the public.  It enables Chief Constables and their forces to work collectively and collaboratively to help policing coordinate operations, reform, improve and provide value for money.

Policing is operating in a time of global change and uncertainty, the public and our staff need a service which is responsive, able to tackle future challenges and embrace opportunity. The NPCC aims to support our operationally independent chief officers in their ambition to meet this need. We have been able to do this by adhering to the NPCC principles of coordination, collaboration and communication, through the strength of our policing network and effective partnership working.

Chief officers support the NPCC by taking responsibility for crime and policing issues from a national operational perspective. This work is managed through Chief Constables’ Council which provides the key decision-making forum for operationally independent Chief Constables to meet and agree common approaches and coordinate national responses.

The NPCC has been granted 3.2 million by Home Office as part of the government spending review to boost its response and coordination of national policing issues.

NPCC Strategic Hub Organisational Development and Change Team

The Organisational Development and Change (ODC) team is a newly established function for the NPCC Strategic Hub. It has responsibility for driving continuous improvement across the NPCC, delivering projects of work, and giving advice and guidance to ensure development activity is in line with NPCC and wider policing strategies. The team work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure the NPCC is able to support Chief Officers in the constantly evolving areas of national policing. 

The Role

We are seeking to recruit three experienced Project Managers with one role taking a lead on developing and implementing a benefits framework for NPCC and the remaining roles  leading  on multiple projects across the NPCC landscape. Working at the centre of policing, on the biggest issues for the service, this is an exciting and challenging role where you can make a real difference. You will be required to manage your own portfolio of work, and lead projects utilising your own initiative. You will be highly solutions focused and a skilled problem solver who utilises your excellent project management skills to deliver projects from inception to delivery, with the support of the ODC team. You will regularly manage complex, high profile, politically sensitive work where decisions and delivery have national implications with the potential to impact on the reputation of the whole police service. You will need excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain credibility and effective working relationships with police chiefs, senior stakeholders and other NPCC staff.

A Project/Programme management qualification (PRINCE2, MSP, Agile or similar) or significant,demonstable experience in change management or project delivery is an essential requirement for this role.

The successful candidate would be part of an innovative team and would need to have the following experience and skills:

  • Management of a project through its life cycle – planning, governance, reporting, benefits, resourcing and finance. Project design including the development of relevant initiation documentation (PID, business case or similar)
  • Project planning skills including the mapping of  milestones deliverables and ongoing progress, using relevant project management products.
  • An understanding of benefits and experience of working with business area leads and SME’s to develop specific and measurable benefits.
  • Stakeholder mapping and management,
  • Development and articulation of risk and issues and working with respective SME’s to identify mitigation for those risks.
  • Provide project reporting in line with specific project requirements and cycles, ODCU governance and assurance processes (eg. RAG, financial data, workforce data etc), benefit management and the implementation of priorities.
  • Identify interdependencies and dependencies with other projects and workstreams within NPCC and wider landscape and report them as appropriate.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering change projects within a complex environment.
  • Demonstrable ability to apply project management principles and pragmatically within the organisational environment.
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative, leading projects through their lifecycle – inception to completion.
  • Ability to design, manage and facilitate workshops, to deliver clear outcomes.
  • Written communication: proven ability to analyse and collate information to produce effective, clear, concise products and reports.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels establishing credibility and influencing stakeholders.
  • Engaging and maintaining relationships with stakeholders to ensure effective project delivery and represent the NPCC and Strategic Hub.
  • Act as a point of contact for advice and guidance on NPCC organisational development and change.
  • Undertake other activities and changing demands of the ODC team commensurate with the post as may be required for the effective delivery of NPCC change projects.
  • Be flexible in terms of working location and be prepared to work temporarily at other locations and be prepared to travel when required.
  • Experience and understanding of working in a confidential and/or politically sensitive environment

 What we offer (to name a few):

  • Good insight into the strategic priorities of the NPCC and UK policing
  • Opportunity for development and to broaden your experience at a senior, national level
  • Opportunities to undertake engagement with a range of stakeholders across policing and government
  • Flexible and remote working

This is an exciting opportunity within NPCC, within a fast-paced environment and an ever-growing organisation. Should you want to know more about the role, we would strongly encourage you contact Tracy Holyer - Head of Organisational Change and Development via Tracy.Holyer@npcc.police.uk.

Vetting

This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) level before taking up the post; with a willingness to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) once in post, if required.

Additional Information
occasional national travel may be required. travel expenses will be paid if location allowance is not being received, or when travel falls outside of the home to work journey. Npcc will pay for overnight accommodation if required.

The Metropolitan police manage HR for NPCC recruitment.

Candidates who are shortlisted will be required to complete a pre interview test prior to interview (further details to be given at a later date).

Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form. Within your personal statement please evidence your suitability for the role by demonstrating the following;

  • Project management experience in a public sector organisation
  • Experience of complex change management and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing directly to a varied audience at a senior leadership level.

(NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 2nd September 2022.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

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Skills and experience required for this role are:

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering change projects within a complex environment.
  • Project Management qualification (MSP, Prince2, Agile etc.) – essential requirement. Demonstrable ability to apply this flexibly and pragmatically within the organisational environment.
  • Management of a project through its life cycle – planning, governance, reporting, benefits, resourcing, and finance.
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative, leading projects through their lifecycle – inception to completion.
  • Ability to design, manage and facilitate workshops, to deliver clear outcomes.
  • Written communication: proven ability to analyse and collate information to produce effective, clear, concise products and reports.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels establishing credibility and influencing stakeholders.
  • Engaging and maintaining relationships with stakeholders to ensure effective project delivery and represent the NPCC and Strategic Hub.
  • Act as a point of contact for advice and guidance on NPCC organisational development and change.
  • Undertake other activities and changing demands of the ODC team commensurate with the post as may be required for the effective delivery of NPCC change projects.
  • Be flexible in terms of working location and be prepared to work temporarily at other locations and be prepared to travel when required.
  • Experience and understanding of working in a confidential and/or politically sensitive environment.

Qualifications/Experience

  • PRINCE2 or similar Project Management qualification and experience delivering change in a public sector setting

Or

  • An ability to demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge, skills and competencies gained through experience in similar environments

This opportunity is closed to applications.