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Transition Lead

£600 - £650 per day + (negotiable), Inside IR35
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Tara Hibbott

Transition Lead



Inside IR35 - rates are negotiable

5 months initially

Deadline: 12 noon 11/10/21


The Business Transition Management function within the Service Requirements and Integration Branch is responsible for maintaining a consistent framework to evaluate the delivery of a new or significantly changed service and/or capability and risk profile before it is released or deployed. It is also responsible for ensuring that a service and/or capability can be managed, operated, and supported in accordance with the requirements and constraints specified in service design.

The Transition Management team acts as a conduit between Business Project Teams, Delivery Partners, and the in-life Service Operations teams. The purpose of the team is to bring some regularity to the quality of delivery as new or significantly changed service and/or capabilities move through the transition stages. They also play a key role in risk mitigation, post transition activity such as decommissioning, operational service assurance.


Key responsibilities

· Lead on the transition management delivery activities for the census data collection decommissioning project

· Agree the assurance criteria for the closure of systems, supplier deliverables and services.

· Facilitate the mandatory quality gates held as Transition Reviews.

· Identify and monitor assurance risks and issues and develop mitigation action plans.


· Working with the Business Project Manager, Service Owners and internal Digital Services and Technology partner, determine the outline of what will be decommissioned, how and by which party.

· Ensure that functional and non/functional requirements are in progress.

· Engage with wider stakeholder group to ensure that all parties are aware of the agreed levels of assurance and are resourced accordingly.

· Support these stakeholders to prepare for the Readiness Review phase.

· Facilitate the decommissioning quality assurance gates, known as Decommissioning Readiness Reviews (DRRs).

· Identify and monitor Transition assurance risks and issues.

· Develop mitigating action plans with relevant stakeholders.

Acceptance Criteria

· Develop and document an assurance criteria for the closure of systems, supplier deliverables and services.

· Create a transition management decommissioning plan. Track and report delivery against the milestones.

· Monitor functional and non-functional requirements through key stakeholders and internal delivery partners. Identify assurance risks and develop mitigating plans.

· Implement a series of DRRs; publish results and any follow up actions.

Essential criteria:

· Formal ITIL v2/v3/v4 practitioner qualifications in an appropriate Service Transition area.

· Project Management tools: Jira, Confluence

· Agile Methodologies: Scrum, Kanban