Homes and Communities Agency

Project Manager & PMO Support for the Homes England Development Programme

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
8 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
12 SME, 4 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 26 September 2017
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 3 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Programme manager
Summary of the work Two parts - Project Management & PMO.
(1) Project Management - Manage London accommodation move and related projects
(2) PMO & Support
- Programmes administration, arranging meetings
- Engaging with programme leads, capturing deadlines.
- Producing plans.
- Highlighting risks and dependencies.
- Producing weekly management reports and other documentation.
Latest start date Monday 30 October 2017
Expected contract length 6-12 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for Homes and Communities Agency
Maximum day rate £600

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Supporting the Director and Homes England Development Programme Manager in implementing and supporting a comprehensive programme management arrangement to ensure that the constituent programmes required are successfully defined, planned and delivered over the next six months. The four constituent programmes are Digital, People, Space and Operating Model.
What the specialist will work on Supporting the Homes England Development Programme

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Based in our offices at 2 Marsham Street. Government Security Clearance would be an advantage.
Working arrangements The role will be onsite in our offices at 2 Marsham Street in Whitehall. Limited home working may be possible once the role has settled in.
Security clearance SC clearance preferred

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions The role is inside IR35

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Successful project manager
  • Have experience of providing Project/Programme Management Support into Government
  • Experience of producing and managing clear plans both via products such as MS Project and at a higher level.
  • Flexibility to pick up all necessary tasks including administration and support
  • Excellent people skills and emotional sensitivity
  • Disciplined and process-driven
  • Experience of being part of teams that have successfully delivered major programmes / projects which cut across a number of areas - people, restructuring, process change, digital
  • Experience of a number of different Programme and Project environments
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Agile Practitioner Qualification
  • Project Manager Qualification
  • Experience of managing an accommodation move

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Supportive and team player
  • Flexibility and willingness to do mundane tasks
  • Clarity and good communication
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Please clarify which certifications are required for this role as mentioned Agile Practitioner Qualification & Project Manager Qualification We are not specifying any one agile or project management qualification but are interested in any recognised qualifications that candidates have
2. Agile Practitioner Qualification, Project Manager Qualification - Are both these qualification mandatory for this role. If any one of the qualification is there would you consider the candidate. They are optional not mandatory and we aren't specifying specific qualifications
3. Regarding the SC clearance status, if the candidate does not hold active SC clearance and is willing to go through the process, can this be considered, if yes will you sponsor the security clearance Yes we will consider sponsoring SC clearance
4. Can a candidate with DV clearance be considered for this role Yes
5. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? Feedback will be provided before interviews on 17th October
6. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Monday 30 October 2017 Early November will be considered
7. What are the other expenses which will be paid Travel to other offices
8. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later No specific format
9. Is occasional remote working allowed? Yes
10. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ? Possibly occasional travel within England to other offices and expenses will be paid