Government Connect: Programme Manager

Government Connect: Programme Manager

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Bolton MBC /
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

9 months

The Office of the Dep. Prime Minister (ODPM) Government Dept. appointed Bolton MBC as Lead Authority of a national initiative to transform the way in which government services are delivered to the citizen, through and between local authorities.

Convinced Bolton and ODPM leadership that the work was best managed as a programme rather than a project and, utilising MSP, successfully delivered the initial Programme Brief then all programme definitions, strategies, plans and structures. Set up a PMO team and serviced Programme Board.

Managed 5 programme workstreams, each led by a different local authority. Lead the identification of business benefits.

Compiled the programme’s first budget (£10.4m) for (ultimately) Ministerial approval.