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Senior Programme Manager - ICT

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Job Introduction

An exciting Senior Management role within ICT & Print services, we are seeking a Senior Partner to scope, drive and deliver key future ICT strategic requirements across all Milton Keynes Council services. 

Heading up a team of professional ICT change managers with our Project Managers and Business Analysts; all whilst being supported by a competent Programme Office.  You will be responsible for bringing these strategies to life by working directly with Council Service Leads, focusing on the delivery of an agreed tailored ICT roadmap specific to each department’s requirements.

Effective change management across the overall technical landscape for Milton Keynes council is another key part of this role, and allows you to be a key part of the development and delivery of the councils ICT Future strategy.

This is a chance to be part of a talented multi-skilled ICT team providing the citizens of Milton Keynes with sustainable innovative ICT solutions. 


Main Responsibility

To manage the strategic relationship of ICT and council service leads.

To drive the ICT change portfolio.

To provide leadership and project/programme governance to the whole ICT team and direct management of the Client Engagement Team (Project Managers, Business Analysts and the Programme Office).

To plan, recruit and manage project resource provision via the ICT Programme Board.



The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will bring experience of successful business relationship management, business analysis, project/programme management and programme office experience gained while working in technical environments.

They will be a good communicator with an ability to bridge the strategic languages of council services and the technical world of ICT.

They will enjoy being a successful leader as well as being a team player, with a passion for delivery of ICT projects.

We are looking for an experienced person to run our ICT programme office and manage the pipeline of requests. Someone to work with the business areas to understand their future roadmap

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, multi cultural, adrenaline packed expanding city with so much to offer on its door step. From beautiful open spaces, a busy theatre district, large shopping centre to a number of cultural and leisure facilities.

Milton Keynes Council has an array of responsibilities, such as: education, housing, highways and social services. Altogether, the council provides over 240 services to the citizens of Milton Keynes, and to meet such an extensive and diverse range of challenges we must be innovative and dynamic to provide services successfully to meet the increasing demands that will accompany the growth of Milton Keynes. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with us. If you want to make a difference and experience a fulfilling job measured on outcomes and results with great work-life balance, make a move to Milton Keynes Council.

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