Project Delivery - Home Office Careers

Project Delivery is a large, complex and challenging area of work comprising more than 20 major and/or mission critical projects and programmes. We focus on agile, modular project delivery, with our team delivering projects across the department. Our work ranges from building and maintaining parts of the UK’s critical national infrastructure, to managing complex technology-enabled business change programmes.

Working within Project Delivery at the Home Office provides excellent opportunities for career development. We offer you the scope to move roles throughout your career and to develop your skills and experience across projects with a range of complexity and size.

As we deliver significant transformation to keep building a safe, fair and prosperous UK, the need for talented project professionals at the heart of delivering public policy has never been more important. New technology and the fast-evolving nature of the threats we face mean we must adapt quickly – and the need for change is greater than ever before.

Watch this video to hear from members of our team on some of the projects they’re working on.

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What you could be doing

Working in the Project Delivery Profession, you will have the opportunity to support vital change and the delivery of projects in line with departmental priorities at the Home Office. We cover some of the most high-profile policies in Whitehall, issues such as anti-social behaviour, crime prevention, tackling drug use, immigration, policing and terrorism. All are at the heart of the Government’s agenda and we work closely and cooperatively with a wide range of other departments. You can join the profession whether you’re new to projects or you’re an experienced Project Delivery Professional.

As a member of this profession, you could be working in

  • Project delivery
  • Project and programme management
  • Agile project management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project planning
  • Risk management 
  • Business analysis
  • Portfolio management

For more information, see the Project Delivery Capability Framework on the GOV.UK website.

Female and male members of Home Office staff in an informal meeting

The benefits of working in a Project Delivery role at the Home Office

The Home Office is committed to developing Project Delivery professionals to equip them with the right skills and knowledge to deliver and support their career aspirations.

The Home Office Project Delivery framework offers an opportunity to learn how projects are managed and delivered in the department. And, how to achieve best practice aligned to the Infrastructure & Projects Authority Standard.

We promote a blended approach to learning, maximising all opportunities to learn on the job and share learning with others. Our learning activities include project delivery qualifications, ‘lunch and learn’ sessions, shadowing, mentoring, and talent and leadership development. We also have an active Project Delivery Community of over 1,500 members.

We participate in the cross-government Federated Academies programme, giving our staff the chance to learn, knowledge share and network with colleagues in other government departments.