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Policing Project Manager - Government

Job Reference: JD/C/17299

Employer/Agency Name: GSA Techsource

Location: Central London

Job Sector: Project Management; Public Sector, Not for Profit

Salary/Package: £450-£633

Duration: 6 months

Date Posted: 07/12/2017

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The Project Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery of specific project(s) within the national and/or London Counter Terrorism, Domestic Extremism and Protective Security change portfolio.

The Project Manager will be directly accountable to and line managed by a Programme Manager, and work flexibly across the change portfolio, deployed on specific change project(s) as requested by their Programme Manager. The post holder may therefore work on multiple change projects at any time depending on the scale of change.

The post holder may work on business change project delivery across the national policing network.

Experience & Knowledge

- Experience of working within a project and programme management environment.
- Policing experience
- Government/Public Sector experience
- Knowledge of, or direct experience in, applying programme and project management approaches such as MSP and PRINCE2.
- Experience in managing complex projects, within a dynamic environment, & use of formal system(s).
- Experience and knowledge of applying project planning and risk & issue management.
- Experience in business case development and assessment, planning and the application of good practice processes.
- Knowledge of change management.
- Knowledge of financial planning & benefits realisation.
- Ability to produce high-quality project documentation.
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written including stakeholder engagement skills.
- Able to successfully negotiate to influence and persuade senior stakeholders.
- Excellent facilitation skills.
- Self-starter, confident and capable of working both independently and collaboratively to tight deadlines with plenty of initiative.
- Analytical and problem solving skills required to troubleshoot projects and delivered within agreed limits.
- Highly organised and able to meet demanding deadlines in a pressured environment.
- Strong IT skills in the use of Microsoft Products, including project management software (e.g. Microsoft Project).
- Capable of working within a mixed environment of internal (police, contractors) and external (consultants) teams and comfortable at managing intra-project relationships.


- Essential: PRINCE2: Practitioner (or recognised industry equivalent qualification).
- Desirable: Managing Successful Programmes: Foundation (or recognised industry equivalent qualification).


- Minimum SC Clearance. Candidates must be prepared to go through the clearance process if not currently cleared. Some roles may require candidates to go through DV Clearance.

- Some candidates may be required to be STRAP cleared (upon taking up the post).

There are currently multiple roles available for Project Manager and Senior Project Manager vacancies across the Change and projects - please apply as soon as possible to be considered.

GSA Techsource Ltd operates as an Employment Agency when recruiting for permanent vacancies, and an Employment Business when recruiting for contract vacancies. All contract rates quoted are to Ltd companies.

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