The Home Office are advertising for a Business Manager for their controversial ID Cards Programme.
You can read the details on the Home Office careers website:
with the full .pdf of the job advert at:
?38,166 - ?51,749 + ?2,300 London Location Allowance
DO YOU HAVE THE STRATEGIC VISION TO ANSWER
KEY QUESTIONS OF IDENTITY?
Business Manager - Identity Cards Programme
In November last year, the Home Secretary
announced the Government's intention to introduce
identity cards - as part of a strategy to contain the
threat to our security and prosperity from illegal
immigration, organised crime, terrorism and identity
fraud; and to help the citizen get the services to
which they are entitled.
The plans which have emerged so far about the Government's ID Card scheme do not seem likely to meet any of these stated objectives.
This decision has put identity cards high on the
Government's agenda and made way for detailed
development work to begin. As Business Manager on
the programme, you'll be responsible for constructing
and maintaining a business case for the scheme,
based on sound financial and commercial plans.
So it seems that there is no actual business case at present.
Leading a team of Civil Service staff, with specialist
support from the private sector, you will work from
the ground up - examining costs and benefits in
detail, preparing a viable procurement strategy and
managing an ongoing procurement programme.
To be considered, you should have experience in
financial modelling and strategy implementation on at
least one major project with commercial components.
Accustomed to structured organisations, you may
have a background in service delivery or IT-based
procurement for a government department,
public-sector organisation or large company.
A graduate, or someone with a professional
qualification in business, finance or procurement -
you will need the initiative, interpersonal skills
and management ability to make a major
contribution to the success of the programme.
Results-driven and delivery-focused, you will be
involved in far more than simply producing cost
analyses and cashflow projections.
This is a fixed term appointment of three years, with the
possibility of extension or conversion to permenancy.
Naturally, your package will reflect the importance
and high profile of the role. For a Candidate Pack,
please contact Barkers Candidate Management
Services, quoting reference number 7345w.
Telephone: 0845 456 3211 or 0845 450 3288.
The closing date for completed applications:
18th February 2004.
The Home Office is committed to a policy
of equal opportunity for all staff. We will
not discriminate on grounds of gender,
ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation,
faith or any other factor irrelevant to
a person's work.