• Belfast and working remotely
  • £ 19.76 per hour
  • Temporary
  • nuala.gordon@premiere-agency.com

    Temporary Deputy Principal, SPS Operational Readiness and Support Project 

    Number of Agency workers required


    Job Description including Main Duties / Purpose of Job/Function of Role

    This is an opportunity to be involved in a high profile high priority project.

    The main duties of the Deputy Principal will include:

·  Supporting the Grade 7 in managing the development of a

    significant project to deliver Operational Readiness at NI


·  Lead and manage dedicated work streams providing direction and support in a fast changing environment;

·  Plan and manage the work stream, proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action;

·  Working collaboratively across departments, with other  Departments and with external stakeholders through the design and build programme of work to deliver required portal infrastructure at Northern Ireland points of entry;

·  Establishing and maintaining good communication with a wide range of stakeholders in the programme development to ensure NI interests are properly addressed;

·  Ensuring good governance at meetings and workshops with external delivery partners;

·  Providing good quality written and oral submissions for the Minister and Assembly.

Please note the above list is not exhaustive but it is a good indication of the main duties.

    Essential Experience/Qualifications required. (This should be kept to a minimum to have a broader selection of suitable candidates)

    The candidates must have the ability to deliver results at pace and to manage work against agreed timetables and subject to competing priorities.


    Desired Experience/ Qualifications.

    Previous project/ programme management experience is also desirable.

    Experience working with contractors and multiple stakeholders including senior staff to deliver results.


    Brexit Operational Readiness 


    The role is based in either Ballykelly or Dundonald, Belfast however, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, home working arrangements are in place in the interim.

    Travel to Belfast will be required on a regular basis to fulfil the requirements of the role.

    Start Date


    Duration of Placement

    6 months

    Work pattern (e.g. 9 to 5; Monday to Friday)

    Monday to Friday, flexitime applies between the hours of 7.30am to 18.00pm

    Hours per Week(max 37)