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DWP is the UK's biggest public service, providing benefits to around 20 million people and administering State Pension to many more.
Our community of tech experts - DWP Digital - is transforming these services so they work better for us and our users. It's a once in a generation change to what, how and why we deliver to million of people.
We're looking for a finance and commercially focused Digital Project Manager to join our Digital Channels team.
Digital Channels is changing how DWP interacts with Customers and Agents, providing a responsive, safe and expected digital service for customers and stakeholders, reducing our carbon footprint and our reliance on paper.
Delivery. Work. Projects.
This is an important and transformational role for a digitally savvy Project Manager who is strong in finance, commercial and supplier management.
You'll work across projects covering 9 live services that are critical to DWP, used by agents every day to support millions of people.
Your relationship management and collaboration skills will enable you to work effectively with 9 leads in Digital Channels, Product Managers and Delivery Manager as well as with suppliers and other stakeholders.
You'll use these trust-based relationships to identify ongoing supplier demand, and use your delivery experience to mitigate risks and issues.
In short, you'll make sure we have the commercial agreements in place to deliver. You will coordinate all our commercial and financial activity.
You'll also be responsible for creating and maintaining accurate management information, including resource planning & financial forecasting
What skills, knowledge and experience do you need to show us?
You're proactive in taking the initiative, taking ownership of work, leading a team to deliver effective results and a quality service offering value for money.
You can manage supplier relationships at a working level, ensuring delivery to commitments, understanding the commercial implications of changes to project plans or approaches.
You can manage supplier relationships ensuring compliance with employment status for tax (IR35 working rules).
Strong demonstration of identifying data to inform planning and financial forecasting decisions.
Strong demonstration of identifying appropriate commercial frameworks and progress to contract award.
Experience in a project management role, specifically cross functional teams.
Details. Wages. Perks.
You'll join us in our brilliant digital hub in Newcastle. It's just a very short walk from Longbenton metro and has great facilities including restaurants, a gym and sports courts.
We also all have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.
We offer a competitive salary up to £40,666, a brilliant civil service pension of circa 27% and a leave package starting at 26 days.
We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:
Flexible working, including flexi hours and flexi days off
Family friendly policies
Volunteering and charitable giving
Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
Sports and social activities
Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, qualifications and accreditation, career progression opportunities and lots more.
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