Project Planner - 16822

£ 351.00 - £ 351.00 per day
Main Duties _ Responsibilities
Developing; maintaining and documenting appropriate plans and controls for the project/programme in line with the departments
Change Lifecycle/Agile delivery methodology
Ensuring the appropriate governance disciplines are observed
Reviewing project and supplier documentation and plans to highlight any issues that may compromise delivery
Facilitating resolution of project issues and mitigation of project risks
Maintaining project documentation
Making a constructive contribution to project management processes Making effective use of the departments
Change Lifecycle; MSP Agile standard processes and other required standards
Produce project documentation eg plans
Manage dependencies; assumptions and other controls Arrange; prepare materials for; facilitate; chair and document meetings
Monitor and report on progress Define project resources including staff; contractors
Assure plans; project controls and progress reports Manage QA processes
Demonstrate learnings achieved on the project
Track record of successful delivery in an equivalent role with equivalent level of responsibility in complex
Projects Knowledge of industry standard methods and tools eg MSP
Experience of working successfully with staff and representatives from business teams to deliver business change initiatives
Experience of working successfully in large; complex organisations 

The incumbent will be expected to provide the following support: • Support the preparation of project tasks, including definition, scope, resourcing, and business case development • Internal stakeholder engagement including Customer, Finance, Commercial, Cost Management and Technical staff • External Stakeholder engagement with the PFI Contractor • Oversight of contractor delivered services • Represent the Contract Management Team and DIO at meetings with both the PFI contractor and internal customers • Taking ownership of Hard Facilities Management and Soft Facilities Management issues through to resolution and provide a focus for addressing incidents • Assist in assurance activities • Making sure any documents handled are correctly named and filed in accordance with MOD Policy. 

The post holder is responsible for providing project management support, engaging with the Industry Partner and internal styakeholders, and support the Main Building team on other tasks as necessary 

Minimum Requirement: 
1) Project Management
2) Prince 2 or equivalent

Commercial Awareness
Financial Scrutiny experience
Public sector / MOD experience
MS Projects experience

Security Clearance: SC though DV is desirable
CV Deadline: 4pm, Friday 9th of August.

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CV Deadline: 1pm 21th August 2019
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  • The post holder would need to be able to:
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  • Draft witness statements
  • Liaise with clients
  • Give close attention to detail
  • Provide legal and policy advice to clients
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Security Clearance: BPSS
CV Deadline: 13/08 @ 12pm
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Security Clearance: BPSS/ DBS 
CV Deadline: 13/08 @14:00 
IR35: Outside IR35 
£ 300.00 - £ 300.00 per day
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Phase two of the CCP aims to expand the improvement of commercial capability across three new populations across government; (1) Commercial Leads (Grade 7s) in Central Government Departments; (2) Wider Government Bodies; (3) Contract Managers. 

The business operations team sits at the heart of the Commercial Capability Programme, providing operational support across both phases enabling the internal team and its frontline services. 

As the Business Operations department grows it is necessary to review the current structure, with this in mind the Operations Manager role will be expanding and requiring different capabilities and a more senior person to look after a wider remit. 
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• Implementation, review and manage the L&D delivery programmes. 
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• Actively pursue strategic and operational objectives 
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• Delivering at pace 
• Managing s quality service 
• Changing and Improving 
• Experience of working in a business operations management role 
• Excellent organisation skills 
• Excellent communication skills when dealing with internal and external customers 
• Project support/management skills 
• Excellent IT skills 
• People management skills 
• Working within a L&D department
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Job Description; 
We are looking for 3 Business Change Managers to play a key role in supporting the delivery of change initiatives in the function. 
Defence is embarking on a new approach to transformation that will best support this mobilise / modernise / transform agenda by developing stronger cross-cutting Functions to address today’s challenges and future threats. A number of candidate transformation programmes were initially identified; one of these was People. The People Transformation Programme is now growing and its vision is to deliver Defence People who are motivated, engaged and committed to Defence and whose talents are integrated in the delivery of Defence outputs. 
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The role will design and deliver targeted interventions to ensure the groups impacted are meaningfully engaged, supported and upskilled to adopt the change. 
The role will champion best practice in change management, and provide expert advice for team members and the project/change community. 
The role will identify risks and design and deliver mitigation strategies and interventions to support successful adoption of change. 
The role will report to the Senior Business Change Manager. 

Key tasks; 
1. Produce change documentation for the mini-Toms connected to Op model workstream for People Transformation 
2. Create TNA's and training specifications 
3. Support People Portfolio
CV Deadline: Thursday 15th August 3pm 
Security Clearance: SC
£ 34.23 - £ 34.23 per hour
Purpose of job
  • To provide a high quality, professional and cost effective litigation service that achieves client satisfaction, maintains client base and contributes to the achievement of GLD, Division and Team objectives.
  • To be accountable for all aspects of each allocated case from outset to case completion using key competencies.
  • To comply with policies, standards, procedures and service level agreements set at GLD, divisional and team level.
This job profile sets standards for GLD Case Officers and should be read in conjunction with the GLD Core Competence Framework.  This document indicates the competence level that in general the Divisional Heads consider necessary to do the various jobs in the Group. It can be found on the Litigation Overview page of the GLD Intranet.
Please also note that reasonable adjustments can be made to the competences in the case of people with disabilities in the same way that adjustments (where there is a disability to take into account) can be made elsewhere.
Key competences
Technical and Professional Skills Level 3
Developing and Managing People Level 1-2
Business Partnership and Customer Care Level 3
Planning, Organisation and Delivery Level 3
Resource Management Level 1-2
Analysis Level 4
Leadership Level 1-2
Skills/Experience Required
An experienced civil litigation lawyer of at least 4 years PQE. Must have experience in public liability and employer's liability personal injury litigation including multi track claims. Defendant experience desirable but not essential. Experience in general civil litigation also desirable particularly in the area of property related litigation. This is a full time post and the candidate must be able to pick up an existing caseload. Experience of public sector work desirable but not essential'.
Minimum Requirement:
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1) Personal Injury experience
2) Work across a number of cases
3) Able to work unsupervised. 
Security Clearance: BPSS
CV Deadline: 12/08 @ 12pm
£ 34.23 - £ 34.23 per hour
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Main Duties/Responsibilities
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Outputs/Deliverables to be achieved
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Skills/Experience required
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  • Public law experience is desirable
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  • Effective team working and client care skills are essential
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Security Clearance: BPSS
CV Deadline: 12/08 @ 12pm
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Using appropriate evidence based from a range of source material including shift working practices used by Other Government Departments (OGDs) and the private sector. In parallel to work with the Pay and Reward team to design a financial model to support harmonising pay and public and holiday practices to develop a national framework applicable across the UK. 

The candidate should: 

• Have extensive experience working in complex HR policy areas and a good understanding of shift working in a medium to large organisations, geography spread across the UK; 
• Have an understanding in employment law with a focus on employment contracts 
• Have an understanding of financial modelling to support a range of recommendations; 
• Have experience in Industrial Relations, engaging with Trade Unions. The role will require working with the Project lead in consulting with a MOD Trade Unions; 
• Be comfortable engaging with Senior stakeholders at a strategic level 
• Have a fundamental understanding Project Management disciplines e.g. Prince2, Agile, etc 
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• Develop cost assessment and proposal of alignment and early financial impacts for TLBs;
• Work with Government Legal Department (GLD) lawyers to assess the best manageable risk based course of action; and
• Develop detailed implementation plan with MOD Shared Services and support CivHR with the consultation with Trade Unions.
Security Clearance: SC
CV Deadline: Friday 9th August 4pm