Homes and Communities Agency

Programme Manager for the Homes England Development Programme

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
8 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
14 SME, 2 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 Working closely with the Director and Programme leads for Digital/People/Space/Operating Model.
Ensuring appropriate identification, escalation and resolution of issues.
Managing dependences between programmes/projects.
Regular reporting to stakeholders.
Constituting and administering the overall Programme Board.
Ensuring the successful delivery of the programme
Active participation in each of the constituent programme boards
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 £750

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Managing the Homes England Development Programme and associated resources on behalf of the Director and working closely with the programme office and programme teams and also with external partners.
What the specialist will work on Managing 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
  • Running complex programmes in Government
  • Running transformation programmes with strong people, digital and operating model elements. We want someone whose experience is wider than simply digital.
  • Experience of effective engagement with senior stakeholders across a number of organisations and programmes/projects.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Matrix management experience
  • Proven track record of completing and delivering programmes and realising benefits
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Agile Practitioner Qualification
  • Programme Management Qualification
  • Project Management Qualification
  • Degree 2:1 or better
  • Working on programmes with geographically dispersed project teams
  • Working on programmes with many key resources having multiple other commitments

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Ability to be assertive e.g. ensuring governance and reporting arrangements are followed.
  • Emotional intelligence and understanding how to get the best from a wide range of colleagues.
  • Supportive and team player
  • Flexibility including willingness to do mundane tasks in some cases
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. Regarding clearance you have mentioned - SC clearance preferred - If a candidate does not have SC clearance, will you consider him without clearance or will you sponsor clearance for that candidate? Yes we will consider candidates without SC and if successful we would support their application for SC.
2. Programme Management Qualification - are you looking for PgMP certified candidates or any other similar certifications - please specify? We are not specifying a specific qualification but would encourage candidates to provide information of any programme management qualifications they have.
3. Please clarify which certifications are required for this role as mentioned Agile Practitioner Qualification & Programme Management Qualification & Project Management Qualification We are not specifying any one particular qualification for agile or project management but are interested in any recognised qualifications that candidates have
4. 1.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
2.What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted?
3.Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Monday 30 October 2017
4.What are the other expenses which will be paid
5.What are the exact work locations
6.Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later
7.Is occasional remote working allowed?
1. Happy to sponsor SC clearance for the right candidate
2. Interviews on 17 Oct
3. Early November may be acceptable
4. Travel to other sites
5. 2 Marsham Street London mainly, occasional travel to Team Valley, Gateshead and possibly occasionally to city centre locations in Birmingham & Manchester, Bristol
6. No specific format for pdf
7. Yes occasional remote working may be possible
5. 1.What technologies will the consultant work on or should have experience with , please give detail
2.Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ?
3. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT?
4.Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role ?
1. The role isn't primarily technological, it's about programme managing wide ranging change
2. Limited travel (1 day per month on average) within England and expenses paid
3. Exclusive
4. If they are able to obtain SC clearance
6. Can a candidate with DV clearance be considered for this role Yes