Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Project Manager


Job Description:

We're hosting a webinar on Tuesday 30th May 13:30-14:30. During the webinar you'll hear from the team all about this fantastic role, what you'll be involved in and have the opportunity to ask any questions.  To register and receive an invite, please send an email to ha[email protected] by close of business on Friday 26th May.


Posts available in: Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Telford

About the job Job summary

In a changing world where the security threat evolves faster than ever, organisations need investment and agility to respond to emerging security threats. Here, at Enterprise Security Programme (ESP), we are doing something about this; investing in people, processes and technologies to transform HMRC into an industry leader for security, fundamentally changing security culture and building resilience to respond proactively and effectively to threats. 

You’ll be joining project and security professionals focusing on delivering a multi-year cutting-edge programme covering everything from cyber, to personnel, and physical security. The programme incorporates business, culture and technology change across cyber remediation, cyber operations, security transformation, applied security and special projects and is unparalleled in investment and scale. Our reach extends internally to 60,000+ employees, spans cross government and throughout our supply chains to ensure that our customers and their data remain protected. This means you’ll make tangible impacts to securing our country.

Job description

A key part of the role will include project management of cyber change across key systems and services within HMRC, providing clarity and direction. The jobholder will be required to deliver the project(s) to agreed time, cost and quality criteria and tolerances, delivering the project objectives and benefits whilst staying within scope, actively and effectively managing associated risks/issues. The job holder will work closely with the Senior Project Manager and PMO and will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties: 

  • Day to day management of projects, including planning, management of risks, benefits, escalations, writing/contributing to business case.
  • Maintain all project documentation and be responsible for the configuration management and library of all documentation, including baselining and quality checking.
  • Responsible for change control and management of all programme/project documentation including the plans, PIDS and associated project documentation.
  • Analyse and write project entries to Programme Highlight Reports (PHR); checking consistency, status of key milestones, dependencies, governance adherence and risks & issues to be able to assure progress towards HMRC Security’s and wider CDIO objectives.
  • Lead on the Project benefits tracking and monitoring and work collaboratively with others including Senior Project Managers/PMO to provide support to programmes in the identification of benefits and realisation plans to ensure they are realistic.
  • Attend allocated Programme Boards, Project Boards and any other meetings, feeding back key issues. Pro-actively manage risks, issues and dependencies to resolution, in addition to actions produced by the various meetings.
Person specification

The successful applicant(s) must have 

  • Demonstrable experience of working within medium to large scale projects / programmes, and an understanding of project management techniques and methodologies, with evidence of utilising appropriate tools and techniques. 
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, identifying key stakeholders and developing effective relationships. 
  • Experience of tracking delivery within budget, regular budget reporting or working with Finance teams. 
  • Managing project/programme resources (HMRC staff, contingent labour or third-party suppliers) to deliver the project.


  • A relevant professional qualification in Project & Programme Management i.e. APM, PRINCE2, MSP etc. at practitioner level, or a willingness to work towards this.
  • Experience and knowledge of Agile Product Development/Agile Project Management
  • Experience of identifying benefits and ensuring they are understood, measured, tracked and owned.

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace
Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Good understanding of the Project Management Framework and Methodologies.
  • Evidence of managing a complex stakeholder environment (Stakeholder Management).
  • Evidence of effectively managing Risk, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies.
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
  • Annual Leave: Full-time employees have a starting paid annual leave allowance of 25 days per year, pro rata, which will increase by one day for each year’s qualifying service up to a maximum of 30 days.


Find more about HMRC benefits in 'Your little extras and big benefits handbook' for further information or visit Thinking of joining the Civil Service.

Things you need to know Selection process details This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV stating your Qualifications (250 words max) and your Career History including key responsibilities and achievements (500 words max) 

We would like you to demonstrate how you meet each of the following 3 Technical requirements (you will need to submit a 250 word statement for each):

  • Good understanding of the Project Management Framework and Methodologies.
  • Evidence of managing a complex stakeholder environment (Stakeholder Management).
  • Evidence of effectively managing Risk, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies.

Your application will be sifted based on your CV and Technical Statements. 

Please note that your application may be rejected if you exceed the word count as specified. 

Sift and Interview dates to be confirmed.

At interview you will be assessed on your experience; the Technical requirements as specified above; Strengths based questions; and the following Behaviours: Making Effective Decisions, and Delivering at Pace.