Head of Digital Project Management Department for Work & Pensions



Number of vacancies



Blackpool, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield


£59,258 — Up to £71,154

Work hours

37 hours per week

Employment type


Job benefits

A brilliant Civil Service pension with employer contributions circa 27%, generous annual leave, flexible working and lots more…

Closing date

10 July 2020

Job description

Are you a business transformation leader with hands on technical Project Management expertise?
Can you influence the agenda, facilitate and implement strategic change?

Are you a robust and resilient and can you raise the bar in professional standards? Can you extend your stakeholder skills to Director/Director General level?

And are you ready to be part of an epic digital transformation? Then look no further, we’d love to hear from you!

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP is the UK’s largest government department. We deliver products and services that are used by millions of people in the UK, every day and at key moments in their lives.

This is an exciting and critical time to join DWP Digital. We are transforming the way DWP delivers services to meet the evolving needs of society and our workforce of 86,000 and our 22 million users.
The Head of Role for Digital Project Management role sits right at the heart of that transformation. You will join a network of digital, data and technology leaders that has developed into an essential forum for co-ordinating and driving transformation across government

You’ll bring bags of expertise and experience and use all that to implement strategy and practices that will improve project management capability in our organisation. You will represent the Digital Project Management practice across DWP and outside the organisation; across government, in the media and at conferences and meet-ups.

It’s a big role, a massive challenge and a huge opportunity. If that sounds as exciting to you as it does to us, get in touch.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

This is influential and autonomous role reporting in to a Digital Deputy Director. As Head of Digital Project Management you will be an agent of change steeped in technical expertise, and you’ll have the leadership skills to manage the pastoral care of up a team 300 colleagues within Digital Project Management.

This role is all about strategic communication, direction, facilitation and hands-on delivery of dynamic business transformation.

You will embrace the diversity of change and also help write the script across a huge canvas and portfolio of high-profile, high-value projects.

ll draw from your practical experience to develop for professional standards in Project Management. You will drive recruitment, community building and L&D for our community.

You’ll have a flair in managing internal politics and be a stakeholder management champion. We’re recruiting because we want fresh ideas and perspectives, so we welcome applications from candidates who have experience across different sectors.

What skills and experience are we looking for?

• Extensive experience of managing delivery of digital projects through the whole lifecycle including digital projects of high complexity
• Deep knowledge of digital project management techniques
• Coaching others in digital project management techniques
• Managing live digital service support
• Managing external digital supplier delivery
• Experience of working in a complex diverse organisation

Nice to have but not essential…

• A previous PMO or CIO background with hands on Project management
• Prince 2 Practitioner
• PMI, Prince 2
• Agile methodology
• An MBA or similar would be the icing on the cake.

Where You’ll Work

You’ll join us in your choice of our brilliant digital hubs in Newcastle, Blackpool, Manchester, Leeds or Sheffield. Find out more about our hubs here: https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/our-locations/

We’re the UK’s biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality.

Details. Wages. Perks.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary for this role is up to £71,154 per annum, a brilliant civil service pension of 27% + and a generous leave package.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

• Flexible working
• Family friendly policies
• Volunteering and charitable giving
• Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
• Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it’s even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
• Sports and social activities
• Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.

CLICK APPLY for more information and to start your application. If you want to talk about this opportunity before you apply contact me via tia.nicholas@dwp.gov.uk

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