• Permanent
  • England, Redhill
  • ASAP (Will wait notice)
  • PMO, Project Office,
  • £65000 – £75000 per annum + Excellent package

Head of Project Office/ PMO Director/ Business Focussed Programme Manager
Redhill, Surrey
£70-75,000 + Excellent package

* 30 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays.

* Pension contribution. Minimum 3% with an employer matched contribution.

* Private medical insurance for you and your family

* Employee assistant programme

* Enhanced family friendly policies

* Sharesave scheme

* Childcare vouchers

* Discounts on high street brands

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

Job Purpose

Reporting directly to the Strategy, Project & HR Director, the Head of Project Office will be responsible for overseeing the portfolio of all in-flight projects ensuring an up-to-date view of the project status is collated to identify aggregated impact of change.

What you’ll be doing

Key Responsibilities

Oversee the portfolio of all projects ensuring an up to date view of the project status is evidenced including any impact of proposed change. Oversee the operation of an effective PMO, ensuring core processes are operated and MI around project performance is available as required to inform delivery governance.

Project Planning and Scoping:

Maintain Project Framework, including annual review, ensuring on-going compliance with related policies and Frameworks (particularly UK Change Risk Management Policy and UK Gated approach to projects)

Ensure all people involved with delivery of projects are identified and adhere to the project lifecycle and framework

Manage and lead the project managers within the business, ensuring project plans are correctly resourced and analysis of information from senior leaders or relevant teams and stakeholders is carried out

Identify dependencies with other projects within the portfolio and reflect in wider project plan

Ensure required project plan approval is obtained for all projects through identifying and engaging with required stakeholders

Specifically ensure close liaison with the Enterprise Wide Risk Management team to ensure Line 1 and Line 2 duties are discharged as described in UK Change Risk Management Policy and ensure that each project has a Project Risk Rating.

Run monthly Project Forum (schedule, gather and distribute materials, run meeting) and ensure appropriate update is provided

Allocate ownership of tasks within wider project plan across the project team and manage delivery to agreed time/cost and quality.

Project Reporting

Lead the project/programme reporting process, setting a clear framework and allocating tasks to the project team.

Act as escalation point for the project team around reporting if required, engaging with senior stakeholders to clarify requirements. To include monthly reporting to Strategy SMT and Exec Board report, making recommendations for improvements where appropriate and necessary

Act as sign-off point for project reporting, responsible for the content and accuracy of information presented

Drive effective project / programme governance through clear and compelling presentation of project data to the Sponsor and key stakeholders

Identify themes and trends emerging from reporting and create / influence action plans to address root causes

Financial & Cost Management

Monitor and control programme/project costs through their life cycle

Manage and oversee third party (internal and external) costs and ensure budgets are adhered to

Project Delivery and Governance

Establish and manage the project / programme delivery approach, in line with internal methodologies.

Deliver projects / programmes subject to the highest level of governance within the organisation, as a result of their cost/ impact (typically £5M+ budgets)

Establish and lead the governance framework, including setting the Steering Group membership, objectives and meeting frequency and chairing the meetings

Ensure robust application of risk & issue management and standards, embedding this practice in the day-to-day delivery of the project

Lead formal project closure including review against timescales and budget, capture of lessons learned and roll-off of project team and third parties

Stakeholder Management & Communication

Own the creation and delivery of a project / programme communication plan with defined comms objectives and key messages agreed with the Sponsor

Identify and map stakeholders and ensure their information needs are met with the comms plan

Act as comms lead for the project / programme, able to clearly articulate the project objectives and status to stakeholders in written and verbal formats as required

People Management

May have line management responsibility for a team of FTEs and be expected to manage project / programme team in a matrix structure

Assess the need for third party support and procure and manage these resources as agreed

What we are looking for

Significant experience working in a business environment

Financial Services experience

Previous experience in a similar project/programme manager role having managed complex projects

Experience of managing cross-functional, multiple location project / programme teams of c.10-20 resources in a matrix environment is required

Experience creating and driving delivery of a project / programme communication plan that supports successful delivery of project / programme outcomes

PRINCE 2 practitioner or PMP certification desirable but not essential

Formal project management qualification at Practitioner level

What we offer

As well as a competitive base salary and bonus arrangements, we have a range of benefits available which include:

* 30 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays.

* Pension contribution. Minimum 3% with an employer matched contribution.

* Private medical insurance for you and your family

* Employee assistant programme

* Enhanced family friendly policies

* Sharesave scheme

* Childcare vouchers

* Discounts on high street brands

TLP Consultancy Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


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