Project Manager – National Lottery Competition – (2-year FTC)

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4th National Lottery Competition
c.£42,000 plus excellent benefits including Civil Service Pension
Full Time
Fixed Term Contract
37 hours a week

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Project Manager – National Lottery Competition (2-year FTC)
London, W1 or
Birmingham, West Midlands,

About Us

Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. We do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly. We work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how we can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible.

We are currently looking for a 4NLC Project Manager to join our team on a two-year, fixed-term contract and play a vital role in the 4th National Lottery Licence Competition to choose who will run the National Lottery once the current licence expires.

The Benefits

- Salary of c£42,000 per annum
- Civil service pension
- Flexible working
- 26 days’ holiday
- Option to buy up to five days’ extra annual leave
- Additional benefits

Working as part of the Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition (4NLC) team means being part of building one of the most exciting competitions in recent history. It also means joining an organisation that is inclusive, that respects work-life balance and is completely dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential.

Whether that’s through flexible working, really understanding how you work best or exposing you to real opportunities to challenge yourself, if you’re passionate about making your mark on the industry and on society, then we will help you do that.

Your role will be instrumental in making sure that the future National Lottery is fair, safe and continues to maximise returns to good causes, supporting the arts, heritage, sport and communities across the UK.

Your Role

As a 4NLC Project Manager, you will be at the centre of an exciting and challenging programme to select the next National Lottery licensee. Specifically, you will build confidence that the programme critical path is clear and there are robust risk-adjusted plans in place.

You will project manage the data workstream, obtaining, reviewing and publishing details of the current lottery operation to potential applicants of the new 4th lottery licence.

Taking responsibility for the cost-effective service delivery of PMO services, you will ensure that the programme team is supported by a solid foundation of excellent planning and risk data. You will help create a great place to work by supporting colleagues to achieve results, deliver effective advice and work effectively as a team.

Additionally, you will:

- Contribute to the improvement of the 4NLC Team and Commission’s programme and project management
- Co-ordinate and consolidate the programme plans, especially planning milestones and dependencies
- Proactively anticipate programme risks and plan to mitigate their likely impact
- Deal with issues promptly, being confident to make decisions within your responsibility or ensure timely escalation

About You

To be considered as a 4NLC Project Manager, you will need:

- Strong knowledge of programme and project management using recognised approaches and methodologies, such as PRINCE2, MSP and/or Agile
- Direct experience of working on and supporting complex projects and/or programmes
- Confidence and experience in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders

The closing date for applications is the 26th July 2021.

Interviews for this role will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams.

It is anticipated that we will go back into the office on a flexible agile basis from September and you can be based in our London or Birmingham office.

Other organisations may call this role Project Manager, Programme Manager, Project Team Lead, Project Lead, Licensing Project Manager, or Risk Project Manager.

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

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