Head of Delivery

Job Title: Head of Delivery
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Scotland
Salary: £650 - £750 per day + Outside IR35
Start Date: 06/09/2021
Reference: BBBH27707_1627658662
Contact Name: Zoe Latuszka
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 30, 2021 16:24

Job Description

Head of Delivery
Initially 6 Months. Up to 23 Months.
Outside IR35
Remote for the foreseeable. When offices open, specialist may have to attend Glasgow office as required. A large proportion of the week will be remote.
What will the specialist work on:

  • Manage internal and external dependencies, and ensure that Disclosure Scotland (DS) Business Plan dependencies are identified and strategies are included as part of overall delivery.
  • Remove blockers and manage risks, commercials, budgets
  • Be responsible for understanding, managing and communicating between stakeholder groups
  • Be the initial escalation point for the programme
  • Manage the relationship with key supplier
  • Ensure Governance is effectively implemented and maintained
  • Provides updates to DS's Change Delivery Advisory Board and other relevant Advisory panels
  • Provide budgetary and financial controls
  • Provide input to risk committees ensuring that Programme action plans are managed
  • Management of Gateway and Digital First Reviews

Essential Skills

  • Significant leadership experience at a high level in a large and complex organisation
  • Proven experience of delivering complex programmes of work in high pressure, high profile environments
  • Proven strategic and thought leadership skills, with the ability to handle complexity, show imagination and inspire staff through periods of uncertainty
  • An inspiring and confident communicator who will establish and maintain strong, influential relationships with a range of stakeholders at a senior level
  • The ability to work under pressure and deliver improvement to the way that performance is managed, to drive quality standards and to facilitate the sharing of good practice across organisation
  • Proven ability to manage and communicate strategic risks arising from technical activities.
  • Experience in managing and mitigating information risks at a corporate level.
  • Significant experience in leading the technical workstreams of large-scale IT managed services (both in-house and outsourced) and transformation.
  • Expert in the systems development lifecycle from discovery through to service operation and successful service implementation.
  • Proven experience in 3rd party contract management and procurement
  • Proven experience in budget and financial management.

Desirable Skills

  • Show experience of Gateway Delivery and Digital First Reviews