Head of Delivery Practice - FS

Recruiter
Investigo Change Solutions
Location
London
Salary
100000.00 - 110000.00 GBP Annual + package & strong holiday
Posted
08 Jun 2021
Closes
11 Jun 2021
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Accounting
Sector
Banking
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Head of Delivery Practice - Financial Services

Permanent

GBP100,000 - GBP110,000 + package & strong holiday

Remote/City, London

Head of Delivery Practice, head of delivery, delivery leader, deployment lead, stakeholder engagement, central pool management, mentoring, leadership, coaching, resource allocation, delivery, change, transformation

Our medium sized client within the payments space has worked hard over the last 18 months to centralise it's Change/Delivery Function for the business to draw upon to successfully deliver projects & programmes. They now need someone to lead their delivery practice which in turn means leading the BA, PM & programme management practice functions.

The business are therefore looking for a Head of Delivery Practice to manage & run delivery. The leader will ensure it's delivering resource & capability throughout the business where needed. It will work strategically with the Head of Change & Head of EPMO to identify areas for change & Transformation & build delivery teams/plans to ensure best practice & successful delivery.

The role will involve:

  • Working with the Head of Change & EPMO to strategically plan projects & deliver change effectively
  • Ensure programmes are planned, resourced & overseen from a management perspective
  • Coach, lead & progress team members within each practice pool to ensure engagement & development.
  • Work with key business stakeholders to identify areas of change & plan delivery/approaches with them
  • Ensure the centralised change function follows the standardised change delivery framework to ensure best practice
  • Represent the deliver function internally to the senior stakeholders providing updates, capability & pipeline of work regularly

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following experience:

  • Leadership of a delivery function previously
    • Overseeing a centralised function of BA, PM & Programme management resource
    • Head of Change experience would be considered
  • Financial Services experience across payments or retail banking preferred
    • Defence or critical national infrastructure experience also desirable
  • Senior stakeholder management
    • Demonstrating the ability to take stakeholders through the delivery journey
  • Planning & strategy experience around delivery timelines, resource & budget
  • Management of small tams & Matrix management of 50 - 75 project professionals
  • Leading from the front in terms of delivery, attitude & standards
  • Rolling out a centralised way of working & delivering change

This role would suit a previous; Head of Practice, Head of Change, Head of Delivery or Portfolio level PMO.

This role leads the delivery function for the client. It's responsible for planning & delivery of all change within the business & therefore requires a strategic delivery leader that has worked with a centralised function previously. Some of the role will be to upskill the workforce & build it.

The role offers high level exposure within the organisation & is crucial to the centralised function running successfully.

This role is fully remote at presence however office presence will be required when the offices become available. The business will operate a hybrid working model & are very flexible around working practices.

Head of Delivery Practice, head of delivery, delivery leader, deployment lead, stakeholder engagement, central pool management, mentoring, leadership, coaching, resource allocation, delivery, change, transformation