Service Care Solutions Ltd

Assurance & Standards Manager - Police

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Assurance & Standards Manager to work a Police Contract in London.

Please see below for more information please contact Lewis on 01772 208962.

Pay: £300-£450 per day Umbrella inside IR35

Candidates must already hold SC clearance in order to put forward for the role.

Candidates must have experience of working in Transformational projects

Job Purpose

Working within the Assurance and Standards Team, The purpose of the role is to support the implementation of a robust, independent assurance management Approach for Projects and Programmes and be involved in both integrated and consequential assurance activity to deliver it.

The role holder will need to work flexibly in periods of high demand.

Whilst sitting under the team structure of Assurance and Standards, the role holder supports the Assurance & Standards Leads role as Centre of Excellence Lead for Assurance and will:
, Assure Projects and programmes applying the appropriate assurance methodology, from reviewing business cases and supporting documentation at stage gate reviews to delivering tailored health checks, deep dive reviews;
, Maintain a Portfolio wide approach to Learning Lessons and assisting project and programmes to identify lessons by ensuring alignment to a the lessons learnt approach;
, Work with the Change Pillar and external stakeholders to maintain assurance tools and templates, update the Assurance Approach in line with best practice and deliver and facilitate training;
, Maintain relationships with key stakeholders to ensure Assurance and Lessons Learnt remain a key area of focus.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities for the Assurance & Standards Manager are:


, Support the Assurance and Standards Lead to implement a robust assurance management framework and approach.
, Review business cases, as required, providing level 2 & 3 (Independent) assurance at stage gates, ensuring alignment to standards, highlighting risks and issues to the project and/or programme and summarizing areas of concern to the Assurance and Standards Lead.
, Assist projects and programmes, as delegated, within the Change Portfolio in developing Risk Potential Assessments and ensuring they are updated after every Stage Gate.

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.

o Management of Risk (MoR): Foundation
o PRINCE2: Foundation
o Managing Successful Programmes (MSP): Foundation

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