80339 - Programme Delivery Manager

The national salary range is £66,314 - £75,810, London salary range is £70,303 - £80,370. Your salary will be dependent on your base location.
Total pay in the range of '£60,001 and over' are subject to capability, skills and experience. Salary may consist of base pay and a Recruitment and Retention Allowance (RRA)
12 Months
Please note: Some of our MoJ Office locations, such as our Liverpool Justice Collaboration Centre, require higher levels of National Security Vetting. The MoJ is working to open more Justice Collaboration Centres and Justice Satellite Offices over time. Click here to learn more about where our currently open Justice Collaboration Centres and Justice Satellite Offices are, to identify where you may be based and understand National Security Vetting requirements of each location.
Grade 6
Grade 6
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Flexible Working
Information Technology, Digital

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Programme Delivery Manager

Location: National*

Closing Date: Sunday 29th October

Interviews: Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th November

Grade: Grade 6

(MoJ candidates who are on a specialist grade, will be able to retain this grade on lateral transfer)

Salary: National: £66,314 - £75,810. 

London: £70,303- £80,475 (which may include an allowance of up to £10,172).

Working pattern: Full time, part time, flexible working, job share

Contract Type: Permanent

Vacancy number: 80339

*We are currently offering hybrid working which includes 2 days per week in your local office. Office locations can be found HERE

The Role

We’re recruiting for a Programme Delivery Manager here at Justice Digital, to be part of our warm and collaborative Strategic Initiatives team.

You will form part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the delivery of a range of outcomes in support of the wider Technology Services teams. You will play a key role within the team whose deliverables include :- 

●    Identifying and documenting existing and future Technology, Service and Security landscapes and Strategies,
●    Identifying and preparing market ready requirements, 
●    The development of Business Cases,
●    Supporting Commercial and Financial processes,
●    Supporting Service Design and Architecture,
●    The Transition of services from supplier to supplier or in-house,
●    Deployment of technology or services across the MoJ estate,
●    Exiting of services from incumbent suppliers,
●    Tracking and reporting on Performance and Finance forecast and spend,
●    Business and Stakeholder engagement and communication

To help picture your life at MoJ Justice Digital please take a look at our blog and our Digital and Technology strategy 2025

Key Responsibilities:

As a Programme Delivery Manager you will be accountable for the delivery of complex programmes, projects, products and services that are being delivered by multiple teams or have high technical or political risk. You will be responsible for:-

●    Successfully guiding Projects and Programmes through internal and external governance 
●    Lead on the production of Business Cases using Green Book Methodology
●    Embed a set of controls for ongoing use by the PMO in conjunction with Programme, Portfolio and stakeholders 
●    Own and manage a coherent set of schedules, working with Project Managers to enhance integration Portfolio activities
●    Produce MI reporting at both the project and programme levels, which facilitates active dependency management, critical path analysis and repeatable 'Plan on a Page' production with varied timescales
●    Manage dependencies of varying complexity, potentially planning and feeding into larger programmes and portfolios
●    Remove blockers and manage risks, commercials, budgets and people
●    Balance objectives and redeploy people and resources as priorities change
●    Have an in-depth knowledge of Agile and other methodologies
●    Be responsible for understanding, managing and communicating to complex stakeholder groups, balancing priorities
●    Be the initial escalation point for the project or programme
●    Have an awareness of the bigger picture
●    Support the programme director by overseeing the delivery of their vision for the programme

If this feels like an exciting opportunity, something you are enthusiastic about, and want to join our team please read on and apply!

Person Specification


●    Experience in managing complex enterprise scale programmes and portfolio deliveries.
●    Experience in production of large value Business Cases following the Green Book Methodology 
●    Experience of procurement and management of 3rd party suppliers for services and infrastructure
●    Delivering at Pace - Highly organised, self-motivated and able to deliver at pace. 
●    Leadership - Shows pride and passion for public service. Create and engage others in delivering a shared vision. Value difference, diversity and inclusion, ensuring fairness and opportunity for all. 
●    Managing a quality service - Deliver service objectives with professional excellence, expertise and efficiency, taking account of diverse customer needs. 
●    Communicating & Influencing - Strong communication, both verbally and in writing, at all levels. 
●    Working together: 
●    Demonstrable experience working with a range of key stakeholders, building effective working relationships both inside and outside of the organisation. 

Willingness to be assessed against  the requirements for SC clearance.

We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring and do not discriminate on the basis of culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor. 

Our values are Purpose, Humanity Openness and Together. Find out more here about how we celebrate diversity and an inclusive culture in our workplace.

How to Apply

Candidates must submit a CV + Personal Statement (max 750 words) which describes how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification above.

In Justice Digital, we recruit using a combination of the Digital, Data and Technology Capability and Success Profiles Frameworks. We will assess your Experience, Technical Skills and the following Behaviours during the assessment process:

●    Delivering at Pace
●    Leadership
●    Managing a Quality Service
●    Communicating & Influencing
●    Working Together

Your application will be reviewed against the Person Specification above by a diverse panel. 

Successful candidates who meet the required standard will then be invited to a 1.15 hour panel interview held via video conference, during which candidates will be required to give a presentation on ‘How to lead a major (Circa £1bn) IT Infrastructure Re-Procurement, Transition and Exit Programme (1.15)’.

Should we receive a high volume of applications, a pre-sift based on ‘Prior experience in a Programme Delivery Manager or Programme Manager role’ will be conducted prior to the sift.

Terms & Conditions

Please review our Terms & Conditions which set out the way we recruit and provide further information related to the role and salary arrangements.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact recruitment@digital.justice.gov.uk

National: £66,314 - £75,810. 

London: £70,303- £80,475 (which may include an allowance of up to £10,172).

29/10/2023, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0345 241 5359 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com 

Please quote the job reference - 80339.

Security Clearance (SC)

To apply for roles in MOJ you will need to confirm your employment history for at least 3 years prior to the date of application so that pre-employment checks (BPSS) can be undertaken. If you have spent significant time abroad (a total of 6 months in the past 3 years) you would be required to give a reasonable account of the reasons why. 

For some roles you will be required to successfully complete National Security Vetting at Counter Terrorism (CTC), Security Clearance (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) level as a condition of appointment. To meet CTC/SC/DV requirements you will normally need to have been resident in the UK for at least 3/5/10 years prior to the date of application (The level of checks that are required are stated in the advert).

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may still be considered if, for example:

  • You've been serving overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of HM Government
  • You were studying abroad
  • You were living overseas with parents

In such cases you will need to be able to provide referee cover for the period(s) of residence overseas. The duration of overseas residence and the country of abode will also be taken into account.

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance

We have provided detail of the assessment stages and areas being assessed to help you prepare for completing your application form, and to advise of what will be assessed following this, if you successfully pass the application stage.

Application form stage assessments

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

The "Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans" initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.
For further details about the initiative and eligibility requirements visit : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Redeployment Interview Scheme

Civil Service departments are expected to explore redeployment opportunities before making an individual redundant. The MoJ are committed, as part of the Redeployment Interview Scheme, to providing opportunities to those who are 'at risk of redundancy'.

MoJ are able to offer an interview to eligible candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns. Candidate's will not be eligible for the Redeployment Interview Scheme if they are applying on promotion.

For further information and to apply for this position please see the following link: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/justicedigital/Job/JobDetail?jobid=96&isPreview=Yes&advert=external.

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

· UK nationals

· nationals of the Republic of Ireland

· nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

· individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020

· Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules

This Vacancy is closed to applications.