Programme Management Capability Advisor

  • Job Reference: 220077
  • Date Posted: 15 September 2022
  • Recruiter: HS2
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  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Project Management, Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

This role is responsible for assisting in setting and maintaining the Programme Management Framework, standards and tools, and facilitating collaboration to ensure industry best practice is embedded across the programme.

About the Role:

  • To be accountable for supporting the Programme Management Capability
    Manager by working with the Learning and Development team to define and
    deploy industry recognised qualifications through the organisation and embed
    into future recruitment requirements
  • To be responsible for assisting in developing, maintaining and implementing the
    ‘Project Management Handbook’ for the organisation, setting out the HS2 Way and
    defining the Programme/Project Management standards, policies, and processes
    across the organisation
  • To be responsible for supporting with the development and implementation of a
    Programme/Project Management competency framework across the organisation,
    supporting individuals to both assess their current competency and build
    development plans where required
  • To be accountable for supporting the implementation of industry best practice
    across the Programme and Project management community, facilitating
    collaboration and eliciting continuous feedback to promote improvements
  • To be responsible for supporting in setting and maintaining the required
    capability across all Programme and Project Managers and aligning their
    development with the HS2 strategy to provide improvement in the way projects
    are delivered
  • To be responsible for supporting the development of a collaborative platform to
    support the delivery of Programme/Project Management across the organisation,
    helping to build relationships across the programme
  • Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

About You:


  • Collaboration Skills - ability to interact with Programme/Project Managers and colleagues in many different disciplines across HS2 to achieve successful outcomes
  • Communication and Influencing Skills – ability to produce clear communications which engage and influence colleagues and external stakeholders at all levels


  • Knowledge of Project and Programme Management in large project/programme

Type of experience:

  • Project / Programme management experience
  • Experience of developing management competencies within a major project or programme.

About Us

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.
HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.
In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.
HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.
HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.