Transformation Workstream Lead - OUTSIDE REMOTE

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Project & Programme Management

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £500 - £501 per day

  • Contact:

    Jack McLane

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    jml DWL_1668683605

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 MONTHS

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Jack McLane

Transformation Workstream Lead - Data


£500 P/D


Programme: 5-year organisation wide transformation programme. Transitioning from legacy to cloud based digital solutions. Transforming all public facing digital services over a 5 year period, Azure based architecture. Exciting time to be part of what will likely be an exemplar programme of work in the public sector.

Role Description: Leading the data workstream within a large-scale transformation programme. The chosen candidate will be responsible for leading a large team of around 40 individuals comprised of both internal and external suppliers. There are 4 teams / squads focusing on different areas such as Data Architecture and Modelling, Building of Data Stores, APIs and Data Access Layer Services, Data Governance Tooling and Capability and Data Migration.


  • Leading a large team of technical and delivery professionals, ensuring that they are organised in the right way to optimise delivery, applying a mix of agile and traditional project delivery techniques.
  • Continually identifying opportunities for improvement in how the teams function and operate and implementing these improvements.
  • Working with the teams to continually identify blockers and impediments and removing these to ensure the teams can continue to deliver at pace
  • Ensuring teams are applying best practice tools and techniques that are fit for purpose given each teams delivery context and scope
  • Continually maintaining plans and schedules for delivery, identifying deviations and working to resolve these with the teams and senior stakeholders
  • Actively managing risks, issues, dependencies and assumptions at all levels
  • Writing progress reports and presenting at governance forums and boards
  • Translating technical progress at a lower level to high level progress and ensuring stakeholders are clear on plans and progress against plans
  • Managing a complex network of stakeholders both inside the programme and outside.
  • Ensuring that each workstream deliverable has clear assurance plans, review and approval criteria and managing the approvals process through appropriate governance forums
  • Managing commercial agreements and statements of work to ensure that suppliers are progressing to agreed plans, milestones and definition of done
  • Agreeing payments to suppliers with commercial teams based on progress against agreed milestones


  • Significant experience of project delivery in complex environments with experience of both agile and traditional delivery approaches
  • Experience of working within transformation programmes in the public sector
  • Experience of mobilising project and delivery teams from scratch, designing delivery approaches utilising the best tools appropriate for the delivery context
  • Experience of reviewing projects in flight, identifying improvements and implementing improvements to streamline and improve delivery effectiveness
  • Able to take technical concepts and explain them to non-technical resources
  • Exceptional communication skills and presentation skills, experience of presenting complex or contentious issues to senior stakeholders
  • Experience of managing third party suppliers in a project environment
  • Qualifications in both agile and transitional project delivery
  • Experience of managing multiple squads / teams
  • Experience of working in a scaled agile environment
  • Experience of meshing agile delivery within traditional governance structures

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