NSPCC & Arras
Charity Programme Management Recruitment Requirements
The NSPCC had recently been awarded government contracts to deliver front line services but were concerned that they were missing the core competencies around the programme and project management capability to deliver effectively. Ergo, they need assistance from a specialist recruiter like Arras People to find experienced charity programme management recruitment know-how.
Programme Management Focus
The NSPCC specifically came to Arras People to talk about their programme management capability - project managers were relatively easy to find but they were struggling to find the more senior programme management professionals
Arras People's Consultative Approach
After meeting at their head office to discuss the requirements in detail and draw up a programme management profile for the NSPCC's own organisational needs, Arras were able to conduct a search to identify strong Programme Managers who could initially bring leadership to a strategically important ICT programme.
Arras identified a range of third sector Programme Managers with a spread of experiences and although the charity programme manager recruitment was halted by the organisation's need to find a new chief executive - one candidate was selected for a related role.
Often Arras People receives enquiries from organisations who are not 100% certain of their own requirements. This is pretty much the norm where programme and project management is concerned - by its very nature it's all about change and where change is happening in an organisation there is sure to be some uncertainty. Arras People's approach is all about ensuring an open line of communication exists - if requirements need to change due to unforeseen circumstances that's fine; we're flexible, nimble and adapatable to changing requirements.
Head of Development Services
The Royal Veterinary College in London used Arras People's interim project management services to bring in an Interim Head of Development Services - a role specifically needed to maintain a quality service for building maintenance and minor works development and to take the lead on the strategic development of the development services. The role reported to the Director of Estates and took an active part in the strategic and operational management of the Estate.
Project Management Team
Healthcare Commission (Care Quality Commission), the health and social care regulator for England, worked with Arras People to source a number of project management professionals to join their organisation on a contract basis. Project Managers were required to head up multiple workstreams of a business transformation programme, along with supporting team members such as Project Support Officers and Test Managers. Arras People not only supplies project management staff within the NHS, but also the regulatory bodies and councils that exist in the public sector today.