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Programme Manager (Production Migration and Disposal)

Posted: 2 Aug 2021 Closes: 16 Aug 2021
Exeter, Devon GBP45150 - GBP49890 per annum
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The Met Office is recruiting for a Programme Manager (Production Migration and Disposal) based at Exeter.

Our reward package

The Met Office is recruiting for a Programme Manager (Production Migration and Disposal) based at Exeter.

As our Programme Manager (Production Migration and Disposal) , the starting salary will be £45150.00 with opportunities to progress to £49890.00 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.

Our total reward package is potentially worth up to £63611 per annum, which includes basic salary, potential corporate bonus, employer pension contributions.

We also offer:

- Outstanding Civil Service Pension
- Flexible hours and homeworking
- Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years
- Option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave
- Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
- Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories

Who we are

We are the Met Office, the national meteorological service for the UK. We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, helping people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.
Our services are delivered through exceptional scientific, technological and operational expertise. We have a team of excellent people, working to deliver extraordinary impact, making us one of the most trusted forecasters in the world.
Our values - it's who we are:

- We're a force for good
- We're experts by nature
- We live and breathe it
- We're better together
- We keep evolving

Job Purpose


The Met Office is a global centre of excellence in weather and climate science, and the United Kingdom's national weather service. Our weather and climate services serve a wide range of worldwide customers, including governments, businesses and industries, armed forces, and national meteorological and hydrological services. Our purpose is 'helping you make better decisions to stay safe and thrive'. It drives what we do, focusing us on making a difference to the people we serve and always delivering greater benefit and impact to our customers.

The Met Office is currently embarking on a very significant transformation underpinned by a £1.2bn investment in a new Supercomputer. This investment is at the heart of generating benefit directly for the Met Office and for wider socio-economic benefits for the UK.

The post will focus on ensuring our existing products and services are able to fully exploit the benefits of this investment. Our current architecture, likely many IT companies with a significant legacy, has evolved and whilst once fit for purpose will not deal with the future demands, increasing data volumes and growing expectations of our customers both in the UK and globally. This a key strand to realising the benefits of the Supercomputer investment.

Job Purpose

We are looking for an experienced Programme Manager to lead the significant Production Migration and Disposal workstream, as part of a bigger £100m+ Supercomputer Exploitation Programme. The role will focus on ensuring our products and services can fully exploit our world class science. Through migration of products to our new capabilities, consolidation and rationalisation and retirement; our product portfolio needs to be fit to thrive going forward. The programme will drive process, organisation, governance and technology change - underpinning our future product strategy.

As our Programme Manager (Production Migration and Disposal) , the key duties are:

  • Programme Management of a significant production migration and disposal workstream, as part of a wider transformation Programme
  • Ensuring a focus on the delivery of benefits
  • Challenging and evolving the process, organisation, technology and information capabilities
  • Developing strategic direction and influencing senior stakeholders
  • Senior advocate for workstream, including comms and change management aspects

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

Essential Criteria

  1. Experienced Programme Manager, with experience of process, technology and business change.
  2. Highly developed influencing and negotiating skills at a senior level within an organisation
  3. Strategic thinker, able to set direction across a number of multi-disciplinary teams
  4. Experience of change management and change management disciplines as we transform
  5. Proven leadership and management skills with an ability to lead, influence and motivate multi-disciplinary teams to deliver exploitable programme outcomes.
  6. Ability to anticipate risks, issues and opportunities throughout delivery, and make suitable recommendations to enable success.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Experience in the delivery of business and customer facing change

  2. Managing Successful Programmes qualification

How to apply and additional information

To apply, please click on the link below and attach the most recent version of your CV, along with a cover letter which briefly states your experience against each essential and desirable criteria.

Closing date 15/08/2021 with interviews commencing from 09/09/2021 . We update all applicants once the vacancy has closed and applications have been reviewed.
At present, all interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from those with all protected characteristics.
We recognise that Great Minds Don't Think Alike and are committed to being a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We are a Disability Confident, Mindful Employer and we hold an Athena Swan Bronze award for our work on gender equality. We apply the Civil Service Code to ensure that everyone is recruited on merit, fairness, and open competition.
If you are considering applying and need assistance to do so, please contact us via . You can request adjustments either within our application form or via email.

We offer disabled applicants the option of requesting their application is considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the minimum criteria for the role. Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity.
We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK - please refer to GOV.UK for information. Our roles sometimes require higher level Security Clearance, which generally requires living in the UK for at least three out of the last five years, but applicants not meeting this criteria may be considered.

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