Head of Risk & Change Management

  • Work locations Piccadilly Gate (Manchester), Leeds (Yorkshire & North East), Birmingham (West Midlands)
  • Job Programme & Project Management
  • Employee Status Regular
  • Salary £48,155 - £55,379
  • Closing date 19/10/2020 23:59


We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Risk and Change Management to join the Regional Investment Programme (RIP) North team. You will be the functional and technical lead within the programme driving excellence in change and risk management. This role can be based from Manchester, Leeds or Birmingham.

What you will be leading on

  • Develop and maintain strong, collaborative, working relationships within the Senior Leadership Team, Programme Management Office (PMO) management team and Programme delivery teams

  • Work with the PMO, Programme and Project teams and wider Major Projects directorate to develop and deliver the Risk and Change management strategy.

  • Lead the development and implementation of Risk and Change management tools and systems at a Project, Programme and Portfolio level.

  • Ensure that appropriate project and programme risk mitigation plans are developed, risk owners are appointed, and these plans are maintained and implemented.

  • Chair the Programme’s Risk and Change boards, reporting into the Director of Programme Office and the Programme Board, communicating the impact of changes to internal and external stakeholders, and providing scenario analysis

  • Support directors, Project Managers/Sponsors and their teams through the provision of programme and project analysis, identifying and reporting emerging issues and trends in performance and behaviours related to Risk and Change management to enable the identification of best practices and opportunities for improvement

  • Lead the provision of professional and technical guidance and advice for Risk and Change management across the Programme, to develop capability and to support colleagues in delivering their objectives.

  • Identify and propose appropriate management interventions and improvement strategies at project and programme levels, continuously improving capability, behaviours, culture, tools, processes, and systems related to Risk and Change management.

  • Attend and support Communities of Practice across Highways England, to share Risk and Change

  •  Management best practices and support professional development.

     Lead, motivate and develop the core team of Risk and Change managers, to deliver effective governance of Risk and Change management activities across the Programme, standardisation of approach, and provision of high-quality advice and guidance



    To be successful


  • Demonstrable experience of working in a complex programme environment with diverse risk scenarios, providing and driving strategic mitigation plans and consistency of approach at programme and project levels

  • Experienced in driving change programmes specific to embedding Risk management processes, tools, systems, and people capability •Experience of capturing and analysing Risk and Change management data both at a project and programme level

    Demonstrable experience of leading and managing teams at a senior level in project and programme environment

  • Demonstrable evidence of continuous Project, Programme & Portfolio Offices (P3O) management of personal professional development

  • Track record of managing complex relationships with multiple stakeholders and evidence of skills to influence relationships for positive outcomes.


A bit about us

The Regional Investment Programme is responsible for the development and delivery major infrastructure projects. We deliver capital improvements that will help to grow the economy and deliver wider social benefits and improve infrastructure.

This is an exciting time to join as we begin to develop projects for our next investment period.


Why you should join us

At Highways England we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation

Want to find out more?

Contact Paula.McInally@highwaysengland.co.uk

And finally

And finally, we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.


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