Specialist role – Portfolio manager
To work with the IT Borders Director to implement appropriate Delivery Programme Governance supported by professional programme controls and measures, accompanied by appropriate tool kits to execute the role successfully.
Latest start date Monday 10 July 2017
Expected contract length 24 months with 30 days notice period at any time
Work is for Home Office Digital Data and Technology
About the work
Who the specialist will work with:
Day to day the specialist will work with the IT Borders Director an existing team of other specialists to bridge the gap between the delivery teams and PMO ensuring there is effective control, governance and resource assignment planning in line with business demand pipeline and investment available. Undertake periodic evaluation of the programme through health checks, quality compliance and governance adherence to the delivery lifecycle stage gate criteria. Chair, direct and plan stage gate reviews, programme reviews and facilitate the collaberation between delivery and servcie to ensure a smooth and efficient transition of new services into BAU.
What the specialist will work on:
The Specialist will be the point of accountability to work with the IT Borders Director to define and implement appropriate structured programme governance, reporting and resources to deliver a multiple million pound complex programme. Provide support to the Delivery Directors and Programme Managers applying best practice project control measures for progress reporting, scheduling, forecast to complete, variance identification, CPA, EV, resource management and opportunities for improvement.
Skills and experience
Essential skills and experience:
An experienced Senior Programme Controls Manager who can demonstrate expertise in complex programme governance, reporting and control measures across a large and multifacitated programme to ensure programme quality and compliance
Highly proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS project
Strong written, oral an interpersonal skills are essential.
Evidence of creating and managing the toolkit to identify projects for review, support or improvement based on performance information
Experience of applying a governance and quality assurance framework across the programme enabling confident decision making and consistent high standards of delivery
Demonstrate creative thinking and ability to think through problems to find appropriate solutions.
Advanced organisational skills and close attention to detail to ensure communication is clear, concise, consistent and accurate
Experience of benefits and dependency mapping, risk management and resource planning
Min 5 years experience within a public organisation
Nice-to-have skills and experience:
Designed and implemented a resource management capability
A highly developed understanding of government organisations, and how to operate and communicate at the varying levels of management
Will have a background in Technology with proven success in a complex portfolio of programmes