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FULL_TIME 2020-11-30 00:00:00 2020-09-19

Senior Project Manager - DHSC Test and Trace | Ref: PIP0002148

London | Project & programme management | Start: ASAP | Duration: 6 months

Posted 1 month ago

Job description

Do you want to be a part of an altruistic organisation and to work for the greater good of our people and our country for the fight against COVID-19. If so, please get in touch as we are looking to speak to immediately available Business Managers who can join the Department for Health and Social Care’s Test and Trace programme in contract roles.

Imagine having a talent that could benefit someone you’ve never met and solve problems you didn’t even know existed. Well, you do, and you can. And we’re here to help you do just that. At PSR we are the go-to place for talented contractors and temps for a rich variety of civil service roles.

As Senior Project Manager, you will: 

  • Ensures the delivery of new products or services from projects is to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the project plan and programme governance arrangements
  • Responsible for overall integrity and coherence of the project, ensuring consistency in delivery and assuring the quality of project outputs
  • Ensures project operates within the parameters set by DHSC’s internal governance model
  • Actively manages dependencies within the project and works with other PO colleagues to ensure cross project dependencies are accounted for
  • Monitors expenditure and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the project progresses
  • Manages conflict resolution and the unblocking of team issues


You’ll have:

  • Experience of delivering multiple, complex projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge and understanding of a range of project methodologies and some experience of applying them appropriately in different contexts (e.g. PRINCE 2, AGILE)
  • An ability to influence senior stakeholders with wide ranging and often competing priorities
  • Demonstrable experience of identifying, assessing and managing complex risks and issues
  • Good working knowledge of business case development and procurement processes
  • Highly proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

It would be great to also have:

  • Knowledge and experience of the Health and Social Care sector and/or Regulatory organisations
  • Knowledge of service design and agile delivery practices
  • Project / Programme / Portfolio Management qualification (e.g. PRINCE2, MSP, MOP)


If this sounds like you and you would be interested in being added to our pipeline, please click the link to apply and speak to one of our PSR team now.


"In applying for this role you acknowledge the following; this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment, and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different."

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