Development Programme Manager

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

Remotely from Home

  • Location

    Remotely from Home

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Community Protection & Defence

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £65,000 (2 Year Fixed Term Contract)

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    18 June 2021

  • Client

    Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

Ref: GSe74778

Consumers of immigration advice and services are often among the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society. That is why the work at the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) is so critical as the non-government body that regulates the provision of immigration advice and services, ensuring they meet stringent professional standards.

We have an ambitious and wide-ranging transformation programme underway dedicated to putting the Advice Seeker at the heart of all our work.  Building on the existing OISC Development Programme, your key objectives will be to design, deliver and manage the programme of change that enables our organisation to adopt its new model of regional/national working in 2022. To execute our agenda, you will be required to design and orchestrate a suite of project and programme management procedures which will identify and proactively manage key risks, issues and dependencies to ensure cross-functional alignment of our organisational goals. Owning and communicating the vision of the Development Programme, providing clear leadership along with addressing the evolving needs and emerging issues that could impact the organisation will be essential to its success.

Reporting to, and working closely with our Commissioner, John Tuckett and the Programme Board, you must be an excellent communicator and have the confidence and credibility to work collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders.  Demonstrable experience working within a small/medium sized organisation, developing new and successful ways of working combined with a willingness to take a hands-on approach to the role is essential.   You must be comfortable working in a fluid and often ambiguous environment and possess the insight to be able to handle complex, sensitive situations in a calm and focused way. 

This may be at the end, but it is far from an afterthought; we are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which promotes and supports inclusivity and respect, with a culture that supports our communities and partners and celebrates all aspects of diversity. Achieving our aim to lead to a working environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
12.00 noon Friday 18th June 2021

Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson
w/c 28th June & w/c 5th July 2021

Shortlist Meeting
w/c 12th July 2021

Final Panel Interviews
w/c 19th July 2021

How to apply

This is a rare and exciting opportunity, to find out how to be part of the change go to;

For an informal discussion to explore the role and your fit in more detail, please contact our retained recruitment partners – GatenbySanderson – Kate Merson M: 020 7426 3376 or  - Peter Guilder - M: 07545 441127 or


  1. Development Programme Manager - Candidate Information Pack - Final.pdf