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Programme Manager Job Description


Duration: 12-months (fixed term contract)

Salary: Circa £50,000 p.a.

Closing date: Friday 19th July, 12PM

Interviews will likely be held online via MS Team week-commencing 22 July 2024.

We are looking for a Programme Manager to join the Roretti team and work alongside our team of former public servants to support the delivery of a complex change programme in adult social care.

You will have experience of working in local government, specifically in children’s or adult social care and will have successfully delivered projects or programmes of change that have benefited customers and carers and delivered better outcomes for local people.

Ideally you will have had experience in implementing new care models, such as supported living or extra care housing, and will have worked with care providers, property teams in Councils, customers and other partners to identify land or property and lead a process to design and build new accommodation and support the transition of local authority customers to new settings.

You will be a former public servant with public service values that you share with our clients.

Main responsibilities

As a Roretti Programme Manager, you will oversee a variety of projects for our client encompassing multiple stakeholders throughout the business. Leveraging your outstanding interpersonal and strong programme management skills, you will guide the department's improvement journey. Your proven experience in managing complex change and improvement programmes within the health and social care sector will be essential. Key responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring and evaluating programme performance, making data-driven decisions, identifying areas for development and implementing effective solutions.

  • Identifying, assessing and mitigating potential risks and issues that may affect the successful delivery of the programme

  • Agreeing and implementing a clear and effective governance framework to support programme delivery and reduce impact of risks and issues

  • Working with key stakeholders to capture lessons learned in order to continuously improve the approach to programme delivery and capture learnings to share with clients to support best practice

  • Producing papers ahead of governance boards and where appropriate representing the programme by presenting those papers

  • Developing and maintaining key programme tools to drive progress and provide programme management best practice. Such tools should include, but is not limited to: programme scoping documents, programme plans, risk and issue registers, dependencies log, budgeting software, stakeholder lists, actions logs, Gantt charts and highlight reports

  • Leading and manage programmes within Adult Social Care, ensuring alignment with our client’s vision and goals

  • Understanding and overseeing programme collateral requirements and actively contributing in defining and continuously improving the production of supporting materials

  • Monitoring the completion of standard processes and activities to ensure regulatory compliance

  • Monitoring and reviewing financial activity to ensure the accurate completion of standard financial processes within budget and the provision of up to-date information to support decision making

  • Collaborating with internal and external partners to achieve positive outcomes for our stakeholders

  • Identifying and managing interdependencies between projects within the programme and ensuring there are no disruptions to project delivery

  • Organising and facilitating workshops with key stakeholders that achieve agreed outcomes and drive progress delivery

What we're looking for

  • A background in the public sector with proven experience in adults or children’s social care

  • A background in delivering complex change programmes by forming a consensus amongst different stakeholders with competing demands and demonstrating resilience to get the job done

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with specific skills and experience in using written program me management skills to drive delivery

  • Experience of organising and managing successful workshops and focus groups particularly working with external facilitators and experts

  • Sensitivity to diverse backgrounds and individuals in work planning and relationship building

  • Experience overseeing the development and delivery of concurrent programmes or activities, able to manage resources, including others, effectively to meet competing demands

  • An ability to seek value-adding improvements to processes, developing and implementing new ideas and able to contribute towards evaluation of ways of working

  • Able to build and maintain effective networks and partnerships internally and externally

  • An understanding of the context in which local government operates, and a desire to support public sector professionals

  • An ability to harness the benefits of working in teams, including across different departments and organisations

  • Good IT, literacy and numeracy skills

  • Proficient experience using Microsoft Office and other delivery tools, including: Planner, Visio, Kanban boards and Miro.

About us

About us

Born from a passion for public service, Roretti was founded by Sanjay Mackintosh in 2019.  It is inspired by and named after his children – Rory and Esther.

As a team of former public servants - many of whom have been Directors, Heads of Service and senior managers in local authorities, the NHS and civil service – we bridge the gap between theories of change and the reality of public service. Our team have first-hand experience of the challenges our clients face, and share the same public services values to change, transform and improve public services by working together.

We don't use ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions. We tailor our approach to suit your exact requirements, assembling a team with the right skills and experience to help you deliver. Most importantly, our values are aligned with our clients': we're here to give back to the sector that shaped us.

What you can expect from us
  • 25 days annual leave per annum

  • A pension package, 3% employer contribution (in return for employee enrolment and contribution)

  • A hybrid working environment, working from the comfort of your home office and client offices, when required

Our commitment to inclusion & belonging

We are committed to creating tangible and sustainable change in driving inclusion & belonging within the public sector, and society at large. We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone in our community feels they belong and thrive. This is a key priority, and we want everyone who joins Roretti to feel respected, welcomed, and heard.

How to apply

To apply, please email the following to

  • A cover letter of no more than 2 A4 pages setting out why you want to work for Roretti, your experience and why you are best suited to the role

  • CV with references we can contact

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