Governance and Assurance Manager

Date: 2 Sep 2023

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:         Governance and Assurance Manager
Location:         Farnborough, Portsmouth, Salisbury or Bristol
Package:         Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:       Full time / Permanent
Role ID:           SF15268


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Governance and Assurance Manager at either our Farnborough, Portsmouth, Salisbury or Bristol sites.


We are looking for a talented individual to deliver improved confidence in business winning and delivery across our UK Defence portfolio of work. You will be working alongside senior leadership to build a new business unit within an already thriving area of QinetiQ, helping to define, implement and mature a Governance and Assurance approach that will enable customer delivery and profitable growth.


The Role
As a Governance and  Assurance Manager you will work alongside Sector Delegated Authorities, Performance Excellence and the Functions to provide an efficient and effective Governance and Assurance model. You will also work in partnership with Winning and Delivery teams to drive them to be more efficient and effective in the delivery of projects and programmes to their Customers through effective and tailored application of value adding process.

  • Assuring the Sector’s compliance with Project Management related Operating Framework policy and process.
  • Leading the application of the QinetiQ lifecycle framework across the Sector delivery teams.
  • Ensuring effective Project Management Governance and Assurance processes, guidance, templates and training is delivered to the Business Winning and Delivery Team with UK Defence.
  • Provide governance and assurance support for the Sector leadership and delivery teams.
  • Manage the governance structure for Major Project Reviews for complex and strategic projects.
  • Own the production of key metrics, performance reports and ensure data quality / integrity is maintained throughout metric lifecycle.


This role is full time, 37-hours per week, and can be based out of our Farnborough, Portsmouth, Salisbury or Bristol sites, with a hybrid/adaptive working arrangement.


Essential experience of the Governance and Assurance Manager

  • Strong programme and project management skills
  • Confident and articulate with well-developed communication, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Able to quickly establish personal and professional credibility, influence people and drive change.
  • A creative strategic thinker focused on delivering results.
  • Able to operate at an enterprise level.


Qualifications for the Governance and Assurance Manager

  • Chartered project professional or equivalent project management qualifications.


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum: UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (

Our Benefits

  • Flexible, adaptive working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave. 
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community



Why Join QinetiQ?
As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.


You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an= diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture. 


About QinetiQ
As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.


Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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