Planning and Risk Manager


Contract Type



£220 - £230 per day


25th April 2024

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Do you have project management experience with demonstrated expertise in planning and risk management and a proven track record in improving performance and driving results and looking for a new contract opportunity?

ASA are currently recruiting for a Planning and Risk Manager to join a Public Sector inquiry on an initial 6-month contract, with possibility of extension till the end of the Inquiry, on a hybrid basis with at least two days a week from the office based in Edinburgh.

Main Responsibilities:
· Lead the monitoring, updating, and reporting of the Inquiry Plan, identifying dependencies, critical activities, and resolutions to issues.
· Implement the Inquiry Risk Strategy, including identifying and challenging mitigation plans and monitoring through to resolution.
· Manage the Inquiry Operations Manual, facilitating updates and supporting teams across the board in all areas in meeting milestones and deadlines.
· Review and implement a robust governance framework to deliver accurate and timely reporting to senior stakeholders.
· Facilitate communication and interaction between multiple projects and teams, sharing lessons learned in a dynamic environment.
· Continuously capture lessons learned by the Inquiry, maintain a log of these lessons, synthesise insights, and identify opportunities to implement improvements across the general work of the Inquiry.

Competencies and Experience Required:
· Strong stakeholder management and project management skills are essential.
· Strong analytical skills and ability to use evidence effectively.
· Proven track record in improving performance and driving results.
· Exceptional communication and engagement abilities.
· High level of self-awareness and adaptability.

Essential Criteria:
· Extensive experience in leading complex programs across multiple teams, employing recognised Project Management methodologies.
· Demonstrated expertise in planning and risk management, providing support and advice across various business areas.
· Strong people management skills, capable of collaborating effectively across diverse teams.
· Ability to add value by coordinating joint working and ensuring consistency in reporting.
· Excellent networking and influencing skills.

· The chance to gain experience and expand your experience working with a large scale and prestigious employer within the public sector.
· A flexible hybrid working pattern with a minimum of 2 days in the central Edinburgh office per week.
*Occasional travel may be required to Glasgow*

If this sounds like an opportunity, you would be interested in then please submit your CV and we will be in touch with further details!

ASA Recruitment is one of Scotland’s largest independent multi-sector recruitment agencies. We specialise in providing effective tailored solutions for permanent, contract and temporary employment requirements for our Clients and Candidates. We are members of the REC and are ISO certified.


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