Senior Programme Directors

Home Office

London - Flexible

  • Location

    London - Flexible

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    SCS2, £110,000 to £140,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    01 December 2019

  • Client

    Home Office

Ref: GSe59327

One of the most complex Government Departments, the Home Office has a compelling and simple agenda: to keep our borders secure and our citizens safe.  Around 30,000 dedicated, talented people manage a broad portfolio of critically important activity. From the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Serious and Organised Crime, Borders, Immigration and Citizenship, UK Passports Visas, to our Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) work, every area has implications for our security and wellbeing.  

With 30 Agencies and Public Bodies, and over 90 separate Police and Fire & Rescue Services, our remit covers policy making with Ministers to the delivery of front-line operations.  Add to this a time of unprecedented political and social change, and the stage is set for some of the most exciting transformation programmes ever.

You will have full responsibility as Programme lead for one of our most critically important, strategic, cross cutting projects.  With a diverse range of multi-disciplinary senior stakeholders from across Whitehall, the Home Office and our commercial partners, the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy on our nation awaits.  

The Person

A well rounded, commercially astute, collegiate programme delivery professional, you will have a proven track record of delivering high value (circa £100m+) wide ranging, business and IT change programmes in a complex, large-scale setting. You will bring practical experience of managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders at the most senior levels, together with the leadership skills needed to inspire and empower teams.  Overall, you will be able to evidence the delivery of organisation-wide business transformation, from strategy to reality. If you are excited by the prospect of joining the Senior Civil Service and making a real difference, we would love to hear from you.

Closing Date23.59 - Sunday 1st December 2019
Longlist Meeting Thursday 5th December 2019
Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson w/c 9th / 16th December 2019
Shortlist Meeting Tuesday 7th January 2019
AssessmentsFrom 8th - 22nd January 2020
Final Panel Interviews DateFriday 24th & Thursday 30th January 2020
How to apply

To apply you will need to submit the following documentation:

  1. A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years.
  2. A Supporting Statement (around two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the essential in the person specification. Failure to submit both a CV and Supporting Statement will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification. 
  3. A completed Diversity Monitoring Form. Please note that the panel will not consider your application if this form is not returned. If you do not wish to provide a declaration on any of the characteristics, you will have the option to select 'prefer not to say'. The information you provide when submitting your application will help us monitor our progress towards the Civil Service becoming the most inclusive employer by 2020. See the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for more information.
  4. Guaranteed interview request form for disabled persons (please complete for consideration if required).  Further information on the Guaranteed Interview Scheme can be found on the next page.
  5. Nationality form which will be used to verify that you have the right to work in the UK. 

Please note: the documents stated are mandatory. Applications that do not include all the required documents will not be accepted. To apply and for more information on the Home Office and the role, please visit: or for an informal, confidential discussion, please contact GatenbySanderson: Peter Buffoni on 07964 877654 or Matt Malone on 0113 205 6063.

Associated documents
  1. Nationality Forms (1).docx