Stakeholder Assurance Lead

Stakeholder Assurance Lead

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    GRG Executive Search

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  • Salary:

    £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ryan Fountain

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    2 Years

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GRG Executive Search are working in partnership with the West Midlands Growth Company to find a Stakeholder Assurance Lead to join a key strategic part of their company portfolio. This role will support a variety of programmes within the PMO Centre of Excellence.

As the Stakeholder Assurance Lead you will be the point of contact for all governance requirements from wider partnership, overseeing the planning scheduling and management of activities and also lead on partnership coherence and alignment with documentation and lead on process improvement and change control.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead on assurance reviews for WMCA Heath Checks and DCMS quarterly reviews, IPA reviews and FC submission and other key programme milestones
  • Lead on assuring programme governance requirements
  • Lead on creation and evolution of programme documentation, including document control and version control on information portal
  • PMO Programme Level risk management and working with project managers for project level risk management
  • Work closely with finance project accountant with finance month end reviews and finance change control
  • Manage stakeholder expectations and pushback where necessary
  • Work with workstream leads on their understanding of governance and assurance
  • Provide expertise, advice, and guidance to the business, tailoring training needs assessments and recommendations to deliver programmes of work, ensuring quality and assurance
  • Undertake regular capability assessments against P3M3 maturity levels, making recommendations as required to continually improve
  • Maintaining the overall governance integrity of the programme, creating, developing, and reviewing programme documentation
  • Designing and implementing required business processes including end to end lifecycle management
  • Implementing a continuous improvement environment
  • Review a make recommendations for improvement to programme delivery, stakeholder assurance and processes

Essential Experience:

  • Extensive programme management experience gained within a similar environment managing a budget of c. £15m
  • Significant experience within a similar role in programme delivery
  • In depth knowledge of creating and implementing new processes, handoffs, and dependencies, including process improvement cycles
  • Significant understanding and application of public sector project environment including governance and assurance processes.
  • Worked previously with procurement/OJEU
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Experience of managing transformational change across an organisation
  • Experience in programme delivery, such as Prince2 practitioner, MSP practitioner, APM RFQ or similar
  • Lean six sigma training
  • Management of Risk (MoR)

Please note this role is a 2 year fixed term contract, the role will be based remotely but will require some travel to the head office based in Birmingham city centre as and when needed.

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