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Programme Director

Job Description

As Programme Director you'll be responsible for the coordination, direction and implementation of the department Programme through Portfolio, Programme and Project Management, policies and process as well as having a coherence and assurance role, including chairing the Service Delivery Board.

This will include management to ensure that programme outcomes are delivered, and objectives are met. You'll be leading and fostering a ‘one team’ approach across organisational boundaries and managing and collaborating on stakeholder issues.

Your role:
  • Manage and direct all teams involved in the design and development of a programme or programmes of initiatives. 
  • Develop clear requirements for products and services to enable the delivery of the programme/s. 
  • Lead the implementation and planning ensuring the benefits are realised. 
  • Ensure the programme/s are delivered on time and to budget. 
  • Provide clear direction and support in the development of the programmes. 
  • Ensure progress is monitored, risks identified and appropriate mitigation against non-delivery is invoked.
  • Assisting in the resolution of escalations, risks and issues.
  • Lead and manage appropriate Working Groups, strategy, governance and reporting.
  • Lead the development of stakeholder profiles, facilitating the formulation of stakeholder and communication strategies, responding to both internal and external requests for information and that benefits are realised.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, a proven commitment to collaboration, and the ability to communicate often complex information easily and simply to all levels, including directors and senior management.
  • Strong Programme Director experience
  • Ability to work flexibly and be able to adapt/react effectively to changing project environments.
  • Problem solving, analyse and determine solutions to emergent issues and future risks.
  • Form effective working relationships with diverse groups of Stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Extensive programme leadership skills
  • Team player
  • Experience of managing significant programmes, leading multi-discipline teams including co-ordination, management, and control of programme activities.