Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Assurance & Standards Manager - Police

Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting for a Assurance & Standards manager to work on a full-time, long-term contract with a local Police Force in South-West London.

Please be advised that in order to be considered for this role, applicants must be currently covered by SC security clearance.
Candidates who do not already hold this clearance will be rejected.

Job Summary

The current operational environment for the Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (CTPHQ) is dynamic, and CT Policing must continually respond to the threat faced, therefore change is at the heart of CT.

Working within CTPHQ, the Assurance & Standards Manager is part of the Change Pillar.

The Change Pillar within CTPHQ is responsible for overseeing and Assuring change activity across the CT Network.

Working within the CTPHQ Change Pillar, the Assurance & Standards Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the Assurance Approach providing independent assurance of the Projects and Programmes, to the CTP Governance Boards.

This includes ensuring that they are viable; from a leadership, quality, financial, information management, risk, governance, benefits, resource management perspective and they adhere to the standards set across the national and London Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (CTPHQ) portfolio of projects and programmes.


, Ability to provide evidence based assessments and recommendations for improvement from the assurance of projects and programmes.
, Ability to provide effective challenge to support assurance of projects and programmes.
, Ability to support people with limited knowledge of effective assurance management within projects and programmes.
, Strong attention to detail, ensuring that products are accurate and contain the necessary information to support effective decision making.
, Good planning and organisational skills, and able to meet demanding deadlines in a pressured environment.
, Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively and tactfully with people at all levels.
, Good facilitation skills, with the ability to elicit information and agreement from audiences of varying backgrounds.
, Good communication skills, both verbal and written, across all levels including stakeholder engagement skills.
, Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team.
, Self-starter, confident and capable of working both independently and collaboratively to tight deadlines with plenty of initiative.
, Strong IT skills in the use of Microsoft Products.

Essentials Experience

, Experience of undertaking assurance reviews, either in a Programme or in a significant project management delivery environment, to influence decision makers, develop solutions and improve performance or direct experience in applying programme and project management approaches such as MSP and PRINCE2.
, Experience of applying PPM methodologies in a project, programme or portfolio environment.
, Understanding of the principles of assurance within a Project or Programme management environment, using the relevant tools and techniques.
, Experience of facilitating groups, balancing conflicting opinions, building consensus as necessary.
, Experience in the analysis and improvement of processes and/or practices.
, Experience of providing coaching and guidance to promote adherence to standards.


, Previous experience of working in (local) government, a security agency or policing.
, Experience of working with the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA).
, Understanding and experience of the HMT Green Book.

If you wish to apply, please call Martin Cookson on 01772 208962.