Change Manager at The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Glasgow, London, 7 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • Glasgow, London
  • Jul 05, 2024
6 Months or more Management

Contract Description


Change Manager – Inside IR35


Contract Term: 8 months (until 31/03/25)


Contracting Authority: The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office


Location: Hybrid – London or Glasgow 3 days per week


The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DfID) merged on 1 September 2020 to form the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).


The FCDO pursues our national interests and projects the UK as a force for good in the world. We promote the interests of British citizens, safeguard the UK 's security, defend our values, reduce poverty and tackle global challenges with our international partners.


Joining the Service Operations team as a Change Manager you will support products and infrastructure services through the Change Management practices, with the aim of minimising the impact of change upon live service.



As a Change Manager your main responsibilities will be to: 

  • Ensure the prompt and correct use of the Change Management/Enablement Management practices.
  • Ensuring change management/Enablement is seen as the central and accepted point of contact for changes, to ensure no clashes of planned work across the portfolio.
  • Review changes promptly and apply the correct change category to ensure changes are reviewed and approved by the appropriate Change Authority.
  • Evaluate and validate the change for the appropriate category, level of content, quality,
  • Impact and Risk Assessment and work with Change Requestors to ensure essential and supporting information is captured in the Change record including test artifacts.
  • Chair and minute decision and actions at the Change Advisory Board (CAB) meetings.
  • Approve minor and up to significant medium impact changes and review standard changes for consistency.
  • After implementation, evaluate the change for any lessons learned, which may require a post implementation review and close the change request.
  • Provide advice, guidance, training and inducting staff in change management practices.



  • An active SC Clearance is an essential requirement for this position, as a minimum you must be eligible and willing to undergo these checks. 
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience working in a Change Management / Enablement function within a digital environment.
  • Results oriented with energy and passion to achieve and exceed stretching objectives and to deliver within tight timescales.
  • Strong communicator with a high degree of written and verbal communication skills.



  • ITIL4 or 3 Foundation.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in Jira and Confluence.
  • Knowledge and experience of project methodologies, i.e. Agile, DevOps and traditional waterfall.


If this role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply or get in touch with


Disability confident

As a member of the disability confident scheme, FCDO guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

If you qualify for the above, please notify us on

We will be in touch to discuss your suitability and arrange your Guaranteed Interview.

Should you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the recruitment process or if there is a more accessible way for us to communicate, please do let me know.



In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following, this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different.


Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.