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Project Management Roles Ref. 1081

Salaries start from: £31452 for GC9 and £40270 for GC8
Project Management roles

Do you want to be part of an organisation that makes a real difference to the UK, provides excellent development opportunities, and gives you the chance to build an exciting, challenging career? If you are an experienced Project Manager, and you are looking for a new challenge, GCHQ currently has a number of Project Manager roles available.

Project management forms part of a well-run professional stream within GCHQ with a well-defined set of roles at different levels.  We are currently looking for Project Managers and Project Management Practitioners; depending on your level of experience you will be placed into one of these roles.  We will provide ongoing development opportunities to help you achieve your career aspirations, for example our central team will work with you to identify tailored training and job opportunities to help develop your skills and experience.

We’ll support your ongoing development. At GCHQ we’re proud of our inclusive and supportive working environment that’s designed to encourage open minds and attitudes.  But don’t just take our word for it!  As corporate members of the Association for Project Managers our commitment to supporting our staff and delivering change has been externally recognised.


As an experienced Project Manager we will be looking for evidence of:  
•    Direct experience of delivering projects using PRINCE2, Agile or similar methodologies
•    Good leadership skills with drive and enthusiasm to motivate and challenge
•    Excellent communication, team-building and stakeholder management skills
•    Good customer focus with the ability to translate customer needs into accurate requirement specifications
•    An innovative and hands-on approach with the ability to recognise and respond to opportunities within the business
•    Good presentation skills.


Project Managers (GC8)
Typically you will have experience of taking a leading role in procurement and delivery, in establishing governance arrangements and in stakeholder management within your project.
You will be expected to:
•    Maintain the business case throughout the life of the project
•    Manage external project dependencies
•    Plan for and manage stakeholders in connection with product delivery
•    Perform financial planning and management.

You will gain experience of managing with a focus on outcomes and this will normally include elements of business change. As a result, the project teams you manage will often include business as well as technical resource, providing you with greater experience of managing disparate teams.

In this role you will therefore have experience of developing and implementing communications plans, as well as experience in leading, tasking and developing other, less experienced, project management staff.   You may also have managed the preparation of projects for OGC Gateway reviews.   You will have experience across the full project lifecycle (including planning, implementation, execution, closure and preferably initiation).

Project Management Practitioners (GC9)
You will have experience leading teams towards the delivery of outputs and services through the application of project management processes. The overall focus of experience gained is primarily on the planning and implementation phases of project work.
You will be expected to:
•    Contribute to project initiation
•    Identify and monitor new project information as it emerges
•    Monitor and manage project/product quality
•    Develop and maintain a plan for your project component
•    Monitor and manage project financial and development progress within allocated tolerance
•    Manage local risks.

You will have exposure to and experience of the entire project lifecycle; you will also participate in project initiation, project review and other workshop-based activities.
You will have experience in risk and issue identification and management within the context of project work.  You will have experience in practicing escalation processes and other governance procedures in your current place of work.

Selection Process

When applying for our Project Management roles the selection process will include:

Application with eligibility checks – Presentation and Interview.

The application process is exactly the same for both levels.  Appointment decisions are made subject to your experience.

If you are eligible to apply, please click on the Apply button below, where you will be requested to complete an online questionnaire.  You will also be requested to upload your CV and complete a Security Questionnaire.

The Reward Package

Salaries start from:
£31452 – GC9
£40270 – GC8

Additional bonuses may be payable depending upon your skills and experience.



This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.