Head of Projects - Technology

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Chalfont St Peter, Bucks SL9 8TN
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Job Description

Based: BFBS HQ at Chalfont Grove, Buckinghamshire.

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week. Monday – Friday.

About the department

The Technology Division has around 50 broadcast and IT engineers who are responsible for the design and operation of all of BFBS’s technical operations, facilities and capital projects.

About the role

BFBS’s technology challenges are at the cutting edge of broadcast and IP technology, demanding a visionary approach, with practical experience and proven management ability.  This role is a rare opportunity within the broadcast industry to work on truly innovative solutions which make a real difference to the lives of people who serve their country.

Reporting to the Director of Technology, as Head of Projects, you will take a ‘hands-on’ approach in the creation and management of multiple projects, each differing in size, shape and complexity in the UK and overseas. You will be required to design, deploy and manage an effective set of governance processes, procedures and reporting mechanisms suited to our business size and shape.

You will be a Head of Projects or a Senior Projects Manager with extensive experience in managing complex projects. You must be able to demonstrate this extensive experience.

You will be expected to lead the small Projects team which will include the effective performance management of direct reports including the creation and management of detailed personal development and progression plans. You will also need to matrix manage non-direct reports who are subject matter experts from across the business working into projects.

Excellent peer management and collaboration discipline is required to be effective in this role, as is the ability to work closely with senior management. You will have previously functioned at least at Senior Project Manager level and will be expected to take a visionary approach to this role. You will be experienced in a plethora of project management methodologies such as Prince2, Waterfall, Agile and Scrum.

The Head of Projects must be highly organised and be able to deal with multiple conflicting demands and the prioritisation of critical requirements. They are expected to be flexible and at times may be required to travel both in the UK and overseas.

Who are we?

Media Innovation is part of BFBS, a pioneering military charity with a mission to entertain, inform, connect and champion the UK armed forces, their families and veterans. We develop and deploy innovative solutions to enable media delivery in the most challenging circumstances

To apply, please send your C.V and a covering letter telling us why you fit the role and please state your salary expectations too, to [email protected]   

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About BFBS

BFBS is a military charity and media organisation with a mission to inform, entertain, connect and champion the UK serving military, their families and veterans.

We have been keeping the serving military-connected and in touch for over 75 years, building morale and offering those serving overseas a valuable connection to life back home. We help them feel happier, know what’s going on around the world, share experiences and build communities. 

Today, our TV, radio and digital platforms offer entertainment, news, sport and information services to the Armed Forces, their families, veterans and anyone interested in the military. 

In recent years, building on our in-depth knowledge of the military and our digital, media and technological innovation expertise, we have also developed value-for-money commercial services for the military and other government clients. These include digital and creative services, a training and development academy, and pioneering technical media and communication solutions that work even in the most extreme environments. 

Why work for us?

BFBS is an exciting and rewarding place to work. We are committed to looking after our people, helping them to develop their skills and build successful careers.

So, whether your background is military, media, digital, broadcast – or perhaps something else – if you want to work with talented and passionate colleagues to help us in our mission to entertain, inform, connect and champion the UK Armed Forces, please take a look at our current vacancies.

This advert has no close date, we reserve the right to close it at any-time and interview candidates as and when they apply, therefore, please apply as soon as you see the advert. Thank you.