Improvement Programme Manager

Venesky Brown Recruitment Ltd
Venesky-Brown's client, a public sector organisation in Edinburgh, are currently looking to recruit a Programme Improvement Manager for an initial 3 month contract on a rate of £500-550/day (inside of IR35). Due to the current circumstances this role will initially be remote based.

Responsibilities:

• Driving forward and maintaining oversight of the Improvement Programme, supporting the Head of Strategy & Business Division and Deputy Directors (DDs) in delivering the 10 core improvement projects
• Leading on the co-ordination of the improvement programme's board meetings and secretariat functions
• Leading on any new improvement projects including one looking at how the Organisation has responded to supporting the re-prioritisation to focus on Covid-19, in terms of structure and how they have adapted and making recommendations for improvements.
• Assisting DDs leading a working group of solicitors looking at the structure of SGLD and the roles and responsibilities of lawyers
• Assisting a DD leading a Knowledge Management Group in evaluating how legal knowledge is maintained and playing a leading role in modernising knowledge management wiki.
• Assisting a DD leading a working group of colleagues looking at ways of improving the working relationships and engagement between the Organisation and policy colleagues.
• Assisting a DD lead in developing diversity and inclusion work.
• Managing the team's Project Support Officer and any colleague who joins the team temporarily from the Graduate Development Programme.
• Miscellaneous tasks relating to the promotion of the Improvement Programme including running focus group events and speaking at divisional meetings to ensure all colleagues have the ability to input into the programme.

Essential Skills:

• Strong project management skills with experience of delivering projects ideally with some exposure to improvement methodologies or quality improvement principles.
• Excellent planning, organisational and prioritisation skills with ability to communicate key messages clearly with colleagues, including Senior Leadership Teams.
• Ability to establish and maintain credibility and trust with colleagues to facilitate transparent decision making.
• Ability to work collaboratively with different teams, with consideration given to the wider cultural and change contexts.

If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch.
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