Technical Programme Manager 12-month Fixed Term Contract

Job Details


Chalfont St Peter, Bucks SL9 8TN

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Closing Date

Number of Positions

1 Position

Job Description

BFBS is a ‘not for profit’ registered charity, funded through a long-term agreement with the Ministry of Defense. Our role is to deliver radio and TV services to the British armed forces and their families based in the UK and overseas.  

BFBS content is delivered via a multitude of platforms to a near-global audience, and this role will require a confident understanding of traditional and evolving media management and distribution disciplines and technologies to both internet-connected and disconnected locations and audiences. 

We’re looking for a highly experienced Technical Programme Manager to oversee the delivery of a complex series of projects as we prepare to meet the needs of our future audiences. This involves the evolution of our content provision and its related distribution solutions. 

You will deliver this through the high-level management of a cross-functional programme of related projects and associated ‘business as usual’ activities, both of which are delivered by our projects and operational teams and by working closely with stakeholders which will include the Senior Management Team and subject matter experts.  You will ensure that the programme tracks against our strategy, priorities and timeframes.  

Your previous experience and your vision and foresight will ensure that you are able to plan and manage this complex programme of work, continually assessing and reporting its progress, costs and impact to the wider business.  It is essential that you are educated to degree level or equivalent and can demonstrate at least 7 years’ experience delivering complex technical programmes. 

The Distribution & Delivery programme will capture, track and manage all current known projects and activities and will need to evolve and adapt to reflect our future thinking and planning too. Management of the associated dependencies, timelines, constraints and risks will be essential to the success of this programme, as will your ability to challenge us at all levels and to support and feed into our strategic planning.   

The salary and benefits package will reflect the seniority and complexity of the role. Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached. 

If you believe that you have the expertise and desire to work for a forward-thinking organisation at a very pivotal time for our business then please apply to [email protected]    

Please include a covering letter telling us why you are the right person for this role and detail your salary expectations.   

Closing date for receipt of applications: Sunday 24 January 2021 

First-round Interviews to take place w/c 1st February 2021 

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We value diversity within the organisation, and we are an equal opportunities employer who actively encourages people from all cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities.

If a candidate with a disability applies for a role within BFBS and meets the minimum required skills, they will be guaranteed an interview.

We offer lots of additional benefits, including free secure parking, Canteen (not open at present though), beautiful office surroundings, medical Insurance, pension, generous annual leave entitlement, sickness absence pay, access to Udemy online training and development courses, 4 x salary life insurance and free refreshments.