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Renewable UK
Central London, United Kingdom (on-site)
5 days ago


Head of Programme Management Office  (maternity cover)

Job Description

Renewable UK Association Limited (known as RenewableUK)

November 2022


Deputy Chief Executive

Oversight of budget

Extensive matrix management responsibilities

Our industry is at the forefront of the green recovery, delivering the world’s largest renewable energy projects, investing in green hydrogen technologies and creating jobs and capacity in the UK supply chain. It’s an incredibly exciting time for the sector as we scale up to meet the challenges of the 2020s. RenewableUK will be at the heart of industry’s efforts to shape the transition to net zero.

We are recruiting an experienced project manager with programme management experience to provide leadership of RUK’s projects, programmes, internal systems, and procedures. The post-holder will ensure there is excellent governance in place that will help with the successful delivery across our portfolio of projects. They will manage a review of our systems and processes ensuring there are continuous improvements which will help our team work efficiently and help improve our engagement with members.

This is a key corporate role for RUK. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive, s/he will often work directly with other members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and will need to form constructive relationships with colleagues across RUK to ensure programmes are implemented effectively. S/he will provide support to SLT and project teams, ensuring that staff are able to operate effectively, within agreed governance structures, in a unified way to deliver high quality outcomes. The postholder will also manage key corporate projects from time to time.

Critically the post holder will coordinate and facilitate delivery of RenewableUK strategy and key projects through embedded tracking and reporting of progress, programmes for staff, Board and sponsor away days ensuring cross team communication mechanisms are enabled and functioning.

Responsibilities and role-specific knowledge and experience requirements can be found below.

Vision and Direction

·        Coordinate and facilitate the RUK strategic and business planning processes, with SLT.

·        Produce and maintain an 18 month forward look for RUK to enable SLT to make informed decisions about prioritisation of activity.

·        Deliver meaningful key performance indicators for RUK’s business and strategic plans to enable progress against the plans be monitored.

·        Lead the development of and support the embedding of good practice and active learning of lessons by facilitating and coaching teams at key points of projects.

·        Embed an organisation-wide culture of continuous improvement using recognised methods in a holistic framework.

Governance, Planning and Controls

·      Ensure RenewableUK has appropriate templates in place to ensure that projects can be run with the correct governance, including budgeting, timetabling, resources and risk management.

·      Organise alternating monthly Senior Leadership Team Operations and Strategic Review Meetings including preparation and advanced communication of content, including tracking mechanisms in order to monitor progress of key activities.

·      Create and implement tools to enable effective monitoring and continuous improvement; including aligned team and organisation balanced scorecards

·      Undertake the role of Company Secretary

·      Ensure that people receive the correct guidance/training where required to enable projects to be delivered successfully with the right governance in place to achieve this.

·      Work collaboratively with teams promoting a culture that follows good governance practices.

·      Be the “go-to” person for oversight of projects in the business, implementing a process that allows reporting to the SLT on key issues across the main projects at the monthly SLT meeting.

·      Support, alongside a soon to be appointed governance role, the reporting and ownership of risks at SLT monthly meetings and at project meetings with a process for identifying the main risks (with mitigation plans) so that they can ultimately be reported to the Risk and Finance Committee.

Systems, Processes, and Procedures

·      Facilitate internal systems, processes and procedure reviews as required, with the aim being that all operate in a way which helps people in RenewableUK perform their work in an efficient and cost-effective manner and helps improve communication with our members.

·      Help the SLT achieve system improvements for the benefit of the organisation by coordinating the actions/ tasks needed to achieve this.

·      Work collaboratively with the SLT and the wider team to ensure that training is provided where necessary for the most effective use of our systems across the organisation, identifying and communicating ‘superusers’ or ‘system owners’ where necessary.


Change and Continuous Improvement

·        Maintain constructive relationships with colleagues across the business, providing support and expert guidance to teams to identify performance improvements.

·        Introduce EFQM and support ISO and ESG within the business to support continuous, quantifiable improvements.  

·        Be a critical friend and drive cultural change that reduces delivery pain points by supporting and encouraging a positive culture that is open to new ways of working and understands future context.

·        Support the adoption of light touch Project Management tools and techniques in RUK, contributing and promoting good practices.

·        Manage and lead a small team, ensuring adequate staffing levels, managing holiday, recruitment, training and development, appraisal, attendance and daily supervision to maximise productivity and wellbeing.

Ad Hoc

·       The PMO is there to support the RenewableUK team and as such, flexibility in this role is required to help support the SLT and the wider team as required.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65873810
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Central London, United Kingdom
  • Company Name For Job: Renewable UK
  • Position Title: Head of Programme Management Office (maternity cover)
  • Job Function: Development & Project Management

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