Data Protection Programme Director

Zoek Pin Belfast City Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland

£71000 - £80000/annum

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 12 days ago

Over the past few months, leaders from across HMRC have worked together to set out a ten-year tax strategy and how we will achieve it. To support this, we have created the Transformation business group.

The Transformation Group will have three core functions:
• Directly delivering our major cross-cutting programmes, while ensuring collaboration across HMRC’s other business groups.
• Exercising oversight and coordination of the portfolio, both the major changes and the range of projects that will continue to be delivered from other business groups.
• Leading HMRC’s project delivery function, setting standards and ensuring project professionals are trained, developed and perform to those standards.

ExCom will work with senior change leads across the department to agree which programmes require the dedicated oversight of this new Group. While the group gets established, its remit will focus on establishing the standards all projects will work to, continuing to oversee the COVID-related projects and taking leadership of the flagship Making Tax Digital programme.

As we develop planning processes to support this, we'll need to work together to make sure the roadmap is complete, coordinated and delivered. Key to the successful implementation of our long term HMRC strategy will be our ability to lay out, in a clear multi-year roadmap, the combination of policy, process, people and IT changes we need to make. The new Transformation group will support and enable the direct delivery of major cross-cutting programmes together with oversight and coordination of a portfolio of wider change projects which, together, move us forward.

The Data Transformation Directorate is a new portfolio initiative within our Transformation Group that will consolidate a business view of data, define the departmental data ambition, transformation strategy and high-level roadmap. Important components of the roadmap will be the effective management of our data and exploitation of opportunity, through technology investment, procedural and process design and improvement, and the right culture and behaviours.

If you are up for your next challenge and interested in joining the team, then I look forward to hearing from you.

Job description

As the Programme Director for the Data Protection programme, you will be responsible for the delivering against challenging objectives and ambitious policy intent, developing and protecting its vision, ensuring its scope is clearly defined and controlled, influencing constructively the context, culture and operating environment of the project and ensuring that it is governed responsibly, reported honestly and escalated appropriately.

The directorate will work with stakeholders across the department, and beyond, to strengthen data management, shape the data business model for the future, and deliver key milestones and ambitious objective outcomes to a challenging timetable.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Setting the programme vision, developing the business case and creating a programme plan with clearly defined, measurable success criteria.
• Designing the programme structure and organisation, influencing constructively the context, culture and operating environment of the project, informing priorities, supporting innovation.
• Leading the programme to deliver the agreed outcomes within time and quality constraints. Developing the budget and delivering within it.
• Setting appropriate delivery methodologies, defining and managing effective transition between project phases, maintaining the programme plan and its integration with other inter-dependent programmes.
• Ensuring stakeholder interests are identified and addressed. Managing stakeholder communications and ensuring buy-in by forming collaborative relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally.
• Driving and monitoring programme performance against objectives and outcomes and assuring coherence and value.
• Ensuring reporting, governance and change controls are in place, recording changes to programme scope and deliverables.
• Managing risks and issues and escalating where appropriate. Setting programme and project controls and 'stop / go' decision points.
• Setting appropriate programme management standards, good practices and ensuring lessons learned are sought and applied.
• Engaging on assurance reviews and acting on recommendations.
• Managing project and programme closure and sign-off.
• Providing effective leadership and support, guidance and coaching for the programme team.
• Direct management of 5 workstream leads and leadership of a multi-functional programme team.
• Identifying skill requirements for all stages of the programme.
• Recruiting and effectively deploying resources, developing capability and fostering innovation.
• Promoting effective individual and team performance.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have an effective track record in operating as part of a senior leadership team, with the ability to operate strategically to lead teams to deliver significant and tangible results.

In addition to the role responsibilities , you must be able to demonstrate the following (this is not a definitive list);

Essential Criteria:

• Experience of successfully leading complex change programmes involving data protection, security or related legislatively driven change (specific experience of delivering strategic Data Protection outcomes in large and complex organisations is desirable).
• Leadership - A proven track record of leading teams both directly and through influence and standard setting. Evidence of building strong teams with a focus on inclusion and developing capability.
• Stakeholder Management - An ability to build strong relationships across directorate and organisational boundaries, foster collaboration and drive results.
• Experience of motivating and leading others to deliver at pace, being comfortable with complexity and ensuring the highest standards are set and adhered to.

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

A recognised Professional PD, PPM or Change Management qualification, such as:
• Major Project Leadership Academy (MPLA).
• Project Leadership Programme (PLP).
• Managing Successful Programmes (MSP). Practitioner;
• APM Practitioner Qualification (APMPQ);
• Full Member of APM (MAPM);
• APM Registered Project Professional (RPP).
• A recognised Data Protection qualification

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