PMO Lead

Full Time Permanent

UK Jobs Board

Join us as a G7 PMO Lead with the Home Office

(Croydon / Manchester / Sheffield, Full-time, Permanent)

About Capita

At Capita, we support clients across a range of sectors, including local Government, central Government, education, transport, health, life and pensions, insurance and other private sector organisations. We support with expertise applied by the talent across our business in combination with technology, insight and analytics to keep our clients ahead of change, sharper than competitors and more efficient than ever – and we always need new talent to help us achieve our goals.

Why Join Home Office?

This role is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative person to be at the forefront of change in one of the great Departments of State. We are delivering significant transformation in order to continue keeping our citizens safe and our country secure. New technology and the fast-evolving nature of the threats we face mean we must adapt, and adapt fast, and with the UK leaving the EU, the need for change is greater than ever.

The Role of a PMO Lead

Leading the PMO to support project teams in their delivery and achievement of Business Case benefits and outcomes

Establishing project controls to track project delivery, reporting on project progress and status to appropriate stakeholders

Overseeing the establishment and management of the change control process, ensuring changes to scope, schedule, budget, resources, or quality are approved and well-documented

Supervising the development and agreement of project budgets with key stakeholders, forecasting actual costs against these budgets, and reporting on project spend

Overseeing and defining and delivery of effective governance processes throughout your portfolio, providing the first line of project assurance; arranging external reviews at appropriate points in the project lifecycle and ensuring recommendations are actioned by project teams

Supervising the establishment of processes and standards for managing risks and issues within projects, working closely with senior risk and issues manager as part of this. Ensuring items are escalated to the appropriate stakeholders and boards as required

Essential Criteria:

Supervisory/Management experience

Working in a PMO environment and implementing best practice frameworks within large scale projects and programmes were delivered

Demonstrating expertise in core PMO functions such as planning, resource management, benefits management, risk management and governance and reporting

Building and maintaining strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders

Demonstrating excellent interpersonal and communication skills, being able to tailor your approach to suit the audience and situation

Managing, analysing, and interpreting data, creating digestible and actionable reports for senior stakeholders

Demonstrating strong team leadership skills, maintaining engagement with stakeholders and influencing others

Desirable Criteria:

Security Clearance

Government Background

PMO Frameworks/methodologies

Stakeholder Management

Project Governance

Risk & Issue Management

Typical Qualifications & Professional Memberships:

PRINCE2, APM PMQ, MSP or equivalent.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best of luck with your application.

Please note successful applicants will be expected to go through vetting and Security Clearance

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