About the Role

A member of the Transformation and Change Team, responsible for leading stakeholder communications and engagement activities related to Project Rainbow and driving business change activity required to ensure operational readiness and the successful implementation of Project Rainbow outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the definition of the business change approach and operational readiness plan in collaboration with the Lead Business Change Manager and workstream Project Manager
  • Own the Project Rainbow stakeholder communications and engagement plan and work in collaboration with the Head of Engagement and Internal Communication Leader to ensure project communications and engagement activities align to NPL corporate style
  • Own the Project Rainbow stakeholder map underpinning the communications and engagement plan
  • Develop project communication and engagement collateral to ensure stakeholders and project team members are informed and engaged in Project Rainbow
  • Support Business Change Managers to complete change impact assessments and analyse the outputs to inform operational readiness and engagement plans
  • Monitor success of business change activities and adjust approach to ensure successful project outcomes
  • Develop knowledge, skills and experience to support continuous improvement in change management and support the Business Change Managers in the delivery of business change in their Departments
This is an 18 month contract
About You

As the Change Lead on a large internal digital transformation project you will be instrumental in supporting our drive toward achieving a 21st century working environment by 2022 with digitally modernised systems and services.

You have a proven track record in leading complex business change across large organisations to achieve successful outcomes. With excellent communication and engagement skills, you are a natural influencer who is able to affect change in a positive way.  You apply analytical thinking, leadership and strong organisational skills to ensure the operational readiness of the business to successfully adopt new ways of working. Experience and personal resilience allow you to overcome barriers, manage complexity, and tackle resistance.  Beyond that, we’re looking for someone who’ll thrive in an environment like ours. At NPL we learn from each other, respect each other and work together to do better. For ourselves and for our customers. And whilst we’re always looking to stretch beyond what we know, we don’t make things more complicated when there’s no need. Together, we’re helping make the impossible, possible.

Please note:  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.
About The Company

NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and BAME candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. NPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.