Senior Change & Transformation Officer

  • Location
    Greenford, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 400 - £ 450 / Day
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector Projects & Programmes
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

JOB TITLE: Senior Change & Transformation Officer

LOCATION: West London

PAY RATE: £400 - £450 per day (Umbrella)


DURATION: 6 months minimum

IR35 STATUS: Inside

This role is a Senior PMO Business Partner - the person will be assigned to some or several of the programmes to help ensure successful delivery. We need someone extremely experienced, who has 'been there, done that' (ideally many times over) in terms of business transformation projects/programmes within a local authority.

* Oversee the effective governance, reporting and risk management of a complex change programmes within the programme, in line with best practice, agreed corporate standards and the framework developed and maintained by the PMO
* Deliver both consultancy-style support and practical delivery support to senior colleagues leading on work strands across the programme
* Facilitate organisational development by capturing and sharing learning, emerging best practice, and support requirements from professionals leading on change and transformation work
* Inform the development of innovative proposals in the future pipeline of transformation proposals.


1. Excellent knowledge and understanding of local government, the pressures on it and implications for the council and partners* - significant experience (ideally 15-20 years) working in local authorities
2. Effective project and programme management skills and techniques* - significant experience (e.g., 15-20 years ideally) in project/ programme management
3. Proven ability to turn strategic ideas and objectives into practical, well organised delivery plans with a focus on results *
4. Experienced with financial planning to help develop, deliver and assess business cases which show return on investment / impact of allocated resources on performance
5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively convey complex information at all levels
6. Ability to influence, negotiate and constructively challenge to achieve productive solutions* - someone able to influence at a senior level (having presented something to SLT is not enough). We need someone with experience/gravitas to be able to work with senior stakeholders who may have competing priorities and reach agreement.
7. Ability to review, evaluate and share learning and best practice within programmes
8. The ability to monitor and analyse data to a high standard* - some of the financial/savings models we are dealing with are quite complex, so we need someone who is confident with financial analysis as well as performance data analysis
9. Ability to work under pressure to challenging timetables

The 5 most important qualities are,
- significant local authority experience
- significant project/programme management experience
- influencing at senior stakeholder level
- analytical (financial/data)
- leading on change/transformation projects/programmes

The post is initially for 6 months but we expect the project to last longer than this, therefore extensions are likely.

For more information please contact Emily Day on 01782 349154.

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Please apply with your CV to: Emily Day