Digital Operations Manager

The role

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are 3,300 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Internally this role title will be Digital Stream Chief of Staff.

The Digital Stream represents one of the largest consulting and practitioner populations within PA, numbering over 500 staff in 2021. It covers Digital, Architecture and Digital Trust & Cyber Security. Over the next 2-3 years, the Digital Stream will grow to 1,300+ staff and an experienced proactive Chief of Staff is needed to help ensure the operational side of the Digital Stream is comprehensively delivered in line with that growth.

Lead Digital Operations 

Act as principal gateway in terms of focus and prioritisation into the Digital Stream Ops Lead, ensuring they are aware of what needs their attention.

Build strong and collaborative working relationships with the Digital Stream Commercial Finance Manager, Recruitment and Resource Management functions, to support the Digital Stream leadership in the effective delivery of Stream operations.  

Take ownership of specific areas of the Digital Stream delivery, ensuring that such areas are reported against effectively and delivered.

Maintain the Digital Stream Strategy

1.   Coordinate the development and delivery of the Digital Stream Strategy across the Digital SteerCo, identifying priority areas, or likely impact affecting delivery for remediation.

2.   Work with the Stream Capability Leads to ensure that consistent plans are produced and maintained so that all parts of the Digital Stream are moving forward as one.

3.   Compile regular progress reports in relation to our initiatives  

4.   Support the annual PA strategic planning and budgeting cycle  

5.   Be accountable for the delivery of select Digital Stream change programmes and where relevant lead/support initiatives identified in the Stream Strategy.  

Support Digital Stream governance

1.   Manage the weekly and monthly Stream meeting cycles:  

2.   Lead the Preparation and distribution of the agenda, papers and actions of the Digital Senior Leadership and Ops meetings  

3.   Own the weekly Digital resourcing/ casting meetings  

4.   Establish and run monthly show and tell sessions to share knowledge and insights within the team  

5.   Oversee and track progress of any Ingenuity sprints within the Stream   

6.   Commercial disciplines - work with the Commercial Finance Manager to ensure commercial disciplines are being adhered to e.g., Unresolved Hours, Job Not Set Up, WIP and Debt Management etc  

7.   Work closely with the Comms and Engagement Manager to develop regular communications to the Stream.   

Leadership Coaching

1.   Work with the Digital Stream to coordinate and ensure that we drive productive sessions and help to build effective team working across the Digital Leadership   

2.   Lead the preparation of content for Leadership Away Days  

3.   Ensure that the outcomes are effectively captured, and actions disseminated and tracked.  

Oversee the Digital People Team

1.   Work with the Digital Comms and Engagement Manager to develop and agree the outcomes of our Employee Value Proposition  

2.   Work with the Digital Recruitment Lead to establish and track progress against our annual/ monthly recruitment targets, making interventions and undertaking initiatives to improve the recruitment outcomes  

3.   Support the onboarding and integration process for Digital new recruits  

4.   Support the Digital Stream leadership with strategic talent development reviews and monthly performance management reviews.  

   Support the management of OTC colleagues:  

1.   Work closely with the Digital Resourcing Managers to ensure smooth running of the weekly DCF resourcing/ casting call  

2.   Oversee the management of OTC delivery  

 

The ideal candidate will be experienced in holding a Chief of Staff role in an organisation which is fast moving, client led, and has strong operational requirements with respect managing the day to day running of its business.

Excellent self-organisation, prioritisation, communication, facilitation, and stakeholder management skills are a must, as is proactivity, a “completer finisher” mindset, and the ability to map complex organisational domain areas into clear plans for execution.

Benefits

We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we’re big on flexible working. Whatever the situation at the time, we’ll have an open discussion about what works for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for what really matters.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to feed and grow your career ambitions.

Planning for the future

Don't worry, we offer all the sensible stuff, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether just starting out, or a practised hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone get the support they need.

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Going further afield

With offices in countries across the globe, as a firm, we’re able to relocate folks who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off.

Location

The base office for this role is Farringdon, London. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.

Address

50 Farringdon Rd, London EC1M 3HE

Transport links

Our office is a short walk from Farringdon station. Farringdon is on the National Rail as well as Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan Underground lines.

Farringdon - 5 minute walk
London Bridge - 15 minutes by tube
Waterloo - 12 minutes by tube

Our offices

Additional Information

Benefits

  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)
     

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitmentenquiries@paconsulting.com