PMO & Portfolio Analyst

GD431

PMO & Portfolio Analyst

GD431

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London

Contract, Full Time

PMO, Project Management

£44,000 P/A

Client is an exemplar in the charity sector are starting on a strategic change programme to redefine how they plan and prioritise their projects and as such require a new PMO & Portfolio Analyst to join them on an 18 month fixed term contract (FTC) at their innovative London Head Office. This is an exciting time to join the organisation and be part of the DNA that delivers this change. The role offers a high degree of autonomy and you will have the support of the senior management team.

Key purpose

  • Support the organisation to adopt a portfolio management based approach to business planning
  • Facilitate effective project planning and prioritisation across key portfolios of work
  • Provide guidance on best practice portfolio management through provision of appropriate tools and methods

Primary Job responsibilities

  • Work with organisations portfolio sponsors and their portfolio management committees to facilitate effective business planning and prioritisation across the organisation through portfolio management
  • Develop, and continuously improve, the right tools, training and methods to help embed best practice portfolio management across the organisation
  • Coordinate and support regular Senior Management Team steering group meetings to ensure portfolio priorities are balanced and strategically aligned
  • Facilitating appropriate governance and reporting on portfolio/programme/project progress to keep all staff, and senior managers alike, updated on strategy delivery
  • Help coordinate effective resource planning and monitoring assignment to ensure allocations properly meet business needs
  • Support teams to define and manage change and development programmes / projects

General responsibilities

  • Actively support the New Developments Team’s mission to help employees and other stakeholders understand, manage and adopt organisational change
  • Provide advice and assurance support, as required, in general project and change management
  • Actively encourage and support member involvement within the organisation
  • Develop an understanding of the key drivers of the organisation and the organisations ultimate aims
  • Follow organisation policies and procedures, including health and safety
  • Carry out other reasonable duties that may be required

Person Specification

Essential

  • Good knowledge and experience in the practice of portfolio project management
  • Coaching and influencing skills to help build staff capability in portfolio management
  • Strong coordination and facilitation skills to lead portfolio management committees through planning and prioritisation
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, able to build relationships and influence at all levels
  • Excellent reporting skills to help monitor and communicate portfolio progress, risks and issues
  • Experience in managing and steering large cross-functional teams
  • Commitment to the organisations mandate and values including equality and social inclusion

Desirable

  • Experience in a cross-organisation leadership role which includes advising stakeholders of all levels about any aspect of project and change management
  • Experience in developing and maintaining an organisation-wide change road map to provide a high-level schedule of change over a multi-year horizon
  • Relevant project and portfolio management qualifications such as MoP, PfMP, P3M etc.
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