Senior Digital Project Manager Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 1637262
Number of vacancies 7
Location Blackpool,Newcastle-upon-Tyne or Sheffield
Salary £59,831
Work hours 37
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

A brilliant Civil Service pension with employer contributions circa 20%, generous annual leave, flexible working, great work life balance and lots more.

Closing date 17 July 2019

Job description

Do you want to be part of something really big? If you’re creative and curious to learn, want to be empowered to make decisions and challenge the norm, and want to bring BIG ideas to a MASSIVE digital challenge then you’ll love it here. And we’d love to hear from you.

DWP are looking for Senior Digital Project Managers to work with us on in a once-in-a-generation digital transformation. Our people work on projects that are revolutionising products and services that are used by millions of people every day.

We know that better digital services in government will mean better public services. Using fresh ideas and leading edge technologies – and putting the user at the centre of everything we do – we create innovative digital solutions that make a difference to the lives of our 22 million users.

You and your role

Digital Project Managers lead teams to ensure projects are completed to satisfy timescale, budget, and user requirements. They monitor the progress of the project throughout and identify risks in order to proactively manage them and minimise disruption.

We’re looking for a Project manager who can hit the ground running in the digital space. You would be delivering digital products and running end to end project management. We expect our new senior digital project manager to be able to implement the project management mandate and lead in all aspects of the project through to delivery.

Our Senior Digital Project Manager will manage the end-to-end delivery of projects which have a significant business impact, occasionally managing multiple projects at once. You will support the design and set up of projects, ensuring that the projects have the right internal and supplier team mix to help them deliver on time and within budget and scope. You will set the pace of delivery on their projects and ensure that their team is integrated and aligned around shared objectives.

These vacancies span across two digital functions and different projects, so lots of scope to get involved in something that excites you.

There are 6 vacancies in Digital Delivery for Shared Platforms, comprising of: 2 vacancies in the Integrated File Transfer area, extending an existing File Transfer product to new clients and purposes, and 3 vacancies related to development in the area of the Customer Information System. There is also 1 vacancy in the Payment Services team.

The Data and Analytics team are advertising 1 vacancy. In Data and Analytics, we are embarking on a 5-year journey to develop and remediate existing data warehouses. Our project managers are crucial in ensuring that we deliver these projects against agreed timescales so that we can achieve these goals. We are looking for project managers who feel comfortable challenging stakeholders to ensure the delivery of projects. It is an exciting time to join Data and Analytics where the wide variety of projects means that our project managers can get involved with projects that span across DWP and gives an opportunity to learn more about the new software that is in the market.

What are we looking for?

Desirable Criteria

Where You’ll Work

You’ll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in either Blackpool, Newcastle or Sheffield.

Each of our nationwide hubs has been designed for and by members of our digital community. We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multi-disciplinary teams think big and try new things.

In Blackpool you’ll enjoy great facilities including a gym, coffee shops, snack bars and a restaurant. We have lots of parking, and we share our site with wonderful wildlife including rabbits, birds, koi carp, and recently a family of otters. It’s a great place to work.

In Newcastle we’re really close to Longbenton Metro station. It’s a great site with loads of cool facilities, like our gym, our indoor sports court, our great restaurants, cafes and snack bars and loads more. It’s a really collaborative, friendly place where we host regular events and meet ups.

In Sheffield, Our modern hub offers an informal and collaborative working environment with WiFi and a TechBar and the friendliest security team round. Our facilities include a coffee & vending machines, cycle shelter and on site showers.

Our Offer

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £59,831 a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions in excess of 20%, and a generous leave package.

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

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