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Grants Manager - Public Sector

Date: Mar 29, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

We are looking for a manager to join our IGH practice. The position will be based out of our London office.

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges. With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and social enterprises to national government bodies and major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

We need people able to perform in key areas: Delivery of projects; Sales and business development; Practice development; Managing and leading our people. The role will require flexibility to work across all the markets in IGH; Transport & Infrastructure, Education & Skills, Health & Human Services, Local Government, Central Government and Justice.

The Role
As a Manager in our growing IGH practice, you will be central to the development of strategy as well as implementation of large complex programmes, performance improvement, and transformation programmes.

You will be working within the Grants Centre of Excellence team working on a broad range of clients including potentially all central government departments.

Successful candidates will work collaboratively with KPMG colleagues and clients to:
• Implement practical change to improve outcomes for service users, customers and patients
• Provide insight based on detailed analysis and international best practice Plan and deliver changes to help improve operational performance reduce costs, and increase efficiency
• Support the design and delivery of public service reform programmes
• Move services into alternative settings, commercial vehicles or partnerships, for example developing new models
• As a manager you will lead a KPMG team and work closely with client teams. You’ll be supported and coached by Senior Managers and Directors in our practice, helping you to deliver the best for our clients, our teams and for you.
• Projects also regularly involve working within a wider a multidisciplinary team across KPMG with technical, business, data science, business management, finance or IT skills as well.

The Person

You will have the credibility and experience to lead small KPMG and client teams to appraise, plan and deliver complex grant or policy programmes for central government programmes
You may have experience of working with one or more of the following policy/delivery areas:

• Grant related services including fund management, grant evaluation, grantee management
• Due diligence and/or financial appraisal
• Monitoring and evaluation of grants or similar complex programmes
• Low carbon, sustainability or environmental issues (UK or Internationally)
• Overseas Development Assistance programmes

Essential skills:

• Ability to lead KPMG project teams delivering client engagements
• Ability to help manage engagement risk, commercials and contractual issues (supporting Engagement managers and Engagement leaders)
• Robust knowledge of the Public Sector and plans for its future Ability to be pragmatic and innovative in problem solving,
• Ability to coach others and drive forward a team to successfully bring about positive change
• With support of KPMG leadership, the ability to identify risk and manage commercial and client delivery risks in a high-pressure environment
• Project Management skills including planning and prioritise work within deadlines


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