IT Programme Manager

Do you have proven experience of leading medium to large scale programmes of IT Delivery?

Pennon Group is one of the largest environmental infrastructure groups in the UK comprising both Viridor and South West Water. At the top end of the FTSE 250, the Group has a workforce of around 5,000 people nationwide. Together, our aim is to build the most trusted environmental solutions company in the UK providing infrastructure and services that enhance our customers' lives, protect the environment and deliver growth for our shareholders.

We now have an excellent opportunity for a Programme Manager to join our Group IT function. This role can be based from Taunton or Exeter.

The Role

The Programme Manager will lead large and medium scale programmes of IT delivery, as major capital investment in support of business planning and organisational change. Programmes will consist of multiple projects which may or may not be inter-dependent. The Programme Manager will take full accountability for planning, structuring, leading and executing a programme which is likely to be of high risk and complexity.

You'll lead the delivery of the applications and software-related elements of capital and operational IT programmes through effective management of internal and external resources; and assist in the formulation of cost-effective technology delivery strategies, and their subsequent evaluation, implementation, management and support.

The Programme Manager will guide, support and mentor Project Managers delivering projects within the programme; identifying and managing programme risks and issues effecting successful resolution to projects.

The ideal Programme Manager:

 *Educated to degree level standard or able to demonstrate working to degree level *PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner qualifications *Extensive IT Project Management and programme management experience *Demonstrable experience of leading and mentoring IT Project Managers *Demonstrable experience of establishing, promoting and delivering programmes and projects according to best practice IT governance principles *Extensive and broad-based IT and business experience, delivering diverse IT projects and programmes in a medium to large organisation *Ability to exercise initiative, think innovatively, use problem-solving skills and make well-judged recommendations *Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to influence change without direct authority through collaboration, diplomacy and persuasiveness *Adept at presenting complex information in straight forward terms to a range of audiences *Ability to quickly understand the business context and establish solid relationships with business stakeholders *Full UK Driving Licence is essential

Rewards & Benefits:

In return for your hard work as our IT Programme Manager, we can offer a competitive salary dependent on skills and experience; plus, a range of benefits, working within in a team-orientated and collaborative environment.

If you have the skills and experience to join our team as our IT Programme Manager, click apply today.

No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

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