Shared ICT Programme Coordinator
Permanent, Full-time (37 hours per week), Flexi-time scheme, Local Government Pension Scheme.
Salary Scale J £33,782 - £36,922
Are you motivated to work for an ambitious Organisation, here to empower and inspire our communities to thrive?
Here’s some information about us
We are here to empower and inspire our communities to thrive. Every staff member plays a part in our success and achievement through challenging what we do, how we do it and how we can do it better. Ideas are continuously encouraged, new ways of working are trialled and we apply learning through experience. Through our ‘one team’ approach, we work in an agile way to empower our staff to be able to make decisions that place our customers at the heart of what we do.
We are delivering our innovative and forward thinking Customer Connect Programme which is transforming the way we deliver services by maximising digital technology and putting customers at the heart of everything we do. The programme is improving services, enabling valued customers to do business with us in a simpler way. Our new operating model will see traditional roles working very differently. Continued development of our people is central to our success.
We are proud of South Lakeland District and we serve communities across a rural area that includes two national parks, with the majority of the stunning Lake District National Park in our district, as well as western parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With friendly communities, low crime rate, cultural attractions and excellent motorway and West Coast Mainline links to the North West, South Lakeland rightly promotes itself as the ‘best place to live, work and explore.’
The Shared ICT Service was created in 2012 between South Lakeland District Council and Eden District Council. We provide the whole range of ICT Services to both Councils and are a key resource in developing the Digital solutions, to underpin the transformation which is taking place in both Councils.
We Are South Lakeland.
Some details about the role
We are seeking to appoint an ICT Programme Coordinator to join our Shared ICT Service with Eden District Council.
Reporting to the Head of Shared ICT, as ICT Programme Coordinator, you will be responsible for developing programme and project management capability within the ICT service to ensure standard methodologies and best practice are embedded within the service.
The Programme Coordinator will manage the shared service’s resource, liaising with the Digital Development, Operations and Infrastructure Leads, for all ICT technical programmes and projects and for ICT related, business led programmes and projects. They will effectively manage dependencies to ensure timescales are realistic and achievable within the service’s resource constraints, identifying instances where external support is required.
The role will require you to work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the work of the ICT Service is supporting the business needs and resources are in the right place at the right time.
Although it will be possible to work from home, it will be necessary to attend site as necessary to fulfil the role, this will involve site visits to locations in South Lakeland and Eden districts. The base of work can be either Penrith or Kendal.
What we are looking for in you
Hold a relevant Programme Management qualification (e.g. MSP, AgilePGM)
Prince 2 Practitioner
Experience of manging projects following the Prince 2 methodology
Demonstrable success in delivering programmes to achieve defined benefits and outcomes
Experience of change management and business process improvement
Experience in effectively managing resource to meet competing priorities
Excellent understanding of how programme and project methodologies can be practically and
effectively implemented within an ICT environment
Good understanding of how documentation should be utilised to enable the delivery of
programmes and projects
Good understanding of industry best practice for programme and project governance
arrangements to support effective controls and assist decision making
Good understanding of programme and resource planning techniques
Thoroughly familiar with the concepts and practices required to implement and maintain effective
For full details, please refer to the Person Specification.
What we offer
Being part of an innovative, forward thinking, supportive and solutions focused team
Smart working – Working in a ways that gets the best outcomes
Generous Annual Leave Entitlement (23 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays (raising to 28
days after 5 years service))
Flexi time – being able to accrue up to 13 additional flexi days + 5 additional banked flexi days
An attractive pension scheme
Would you like to join us, share and develop the experience and above all, make a difference...?
For further information including the Role Profile and details of how to apply, please visit us at the link below. We are unable to accept CVs alone for job vacancies, however, they can be attached to the application form.
For an informal discussion about the role, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Wright, in the first instance by email – email@example.com
Candidates that are shortlisted for interview will be informed by email. Closing date for application: Monday 05 July 2021
Interviews will be held: Week commencing 15 July 2021