Programme Delivery Lead - Swift

Location
16 Summer lane, Birmingham
Salary
£45,536 - £51,251 per annum
Posted
19 Feb 2021
Closes
06 Mar 2021
Job Ref
WMCA00260
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

If you are ready for your next challenge we have an exciting opportunity within our Swift Development team, as the Swift Programme Delivery Lead.

Who we need

The successful candidate for this senior role will be able to demonstrate experience in leading the delivery of multiple, interlaced and complex projects, as part of a programme, in a fast moving technology environment, utilising the best practices in lifecycle and governance.

The Swift Programme Delivery Lead has the responsibility of ensuring, across the Swift programme, that there is a very high level of diligence applied to key project elements including planning, budgeting, risk and issue management and reporting. This will ensure that the programme is delivered to time and cost as well as quality. They will be responsible for managing the appropriate resources, over the complete lifecycle, within the Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) programme portfolio. The successful candidate will be expected to be continuously evolving the processes together with the delivery systems and methodologies to ensure that delivery efficiency is optimised.

The Swift Programme Delivery lead will also Manage, Coach and Mentor the Swift Project Delivery Leads that are responsible for delivering the individual projects within the Swift Programme.

 

About the team

The Swift team provide public transport ticketing options, using smartcards, on all buses, trains and trams across the West Midlands. One in three public transport journeys are made with Swift each year and this is increasing continually. Swift has its current and future customers’ requirements at its heart.

The team are always looking for innovative ways to increase, even further, the simplicity of obtaining and using Swift. The Swift team have worked with worldwide partners, including Google, in a UK first, to embed Swift tickets within Google Pay so customers do not need a card at all. Increasingly customers are looking for a seamless transport solution and Swift is already piloting acceptance for parking, bike hire, taxis and even access to leisure centres. These solutions will be rolled out even further in the future and will help ensure that public transport is increasingly seen as the optimum customer choice.

Who we are

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) plans, develops and manages an integrated transport system for the West Midlands that is reliable, affordable and accessible for all. It is the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority.

A standard setter in the industry, our achievements are regularly recognised nationally, most importantly as the winner of ‘City Region Authority of the Year’ in 2016, 2017 and 2019 at the National Transport Awards.

Whether it’s developing and delivering new infrastructure, collaborating on future mobility projects, operating the West Midlands Metro or helping customers to keep moving, we need creative and innovative talent to join our already excellent team and help us make a real difference to residents, businesses and visitors travelling in and around the West Midlands.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

This is a remote working opportunity until a date is agreed for the WMCA workforce to return to our usual place of work at 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham.

Our priority is to keep all our employees safe and well during this time. We will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, and we are doing everything we can to ensure all our employees can enjoy a comfortable remote working space.

How to apply

Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

Closing Date: Friday 5 March 2021

Interview/Assessment Date:  Thursday 18 and Friday 19 March 2021

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.

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