Join us as a G7 PMO Manager in London (Full-time, Permanent)
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 Manager
The role of the PMO Manager is to define and maintain the standards for project management within their organisation. This includes the implementation and sharing of best practice as well as the development and application of project procedures, tools and techniques in order to standardise methodologies and realise economies. The PMO Manager provides expert guidance, support and insight on the project, and acts as the source of all project information and metrics
The candidate must have, or show potential for:
an awareness of asset allocation
a working knowledge of scheduling, resource management, budgeting & cost management, quality management, business change & implementation, stakeholder engagement, change control, business case development and benefits management
a practitioner level of understanding of planning, risk & issue management, governance, frameworks & methodologies, assurance and knowledge management
a working knowledge of visible leadership, working with ambiguity, conflict resolution, inspiring others, resilience, innovation and culture change
a practitioner level of understanding of credible action, collaboration and influencing
Typical Role Responsibilities:
Delivery and Leadership - Lead the PMO to support the project in the delivery of Business Case benefits and outcomes. Champion the use of best practice project management standards and processes
Business Case - Support the Project Manager in the development of Business Case with input from specialists as necessary
Budget - Develop and agree budgets for projects and/or programmes and forecast actual costs against them
Resources - Manage the PMO team and support the Project Manager in the identification, recruitment, development, deployment and reassignment of resources throughout the project lifecycle
Stakeholder Management - Advise the project team on appropriate tools and techniques for managing stakeholder relationships. Provide assurance to the project manager on the effectiveness of stakeholder management arrangements
Risks and Issues - Establish the project processes and standards for managing risks and issues. Provide assurance to the project manager on the effectiveness of Risk and Issue management arrangements
Governance and Assurance - Ensure appropriate governance is in place and arrange external reviews e.g. Gateway Reviews at appropriate points in the project lifecycle. Monitor the effectiveness of controls and ensure that recommendations from external reviews are acted upon
Change Management - Establish and implement protocols to change the scope of projects and/or programmes and update configuration documents as required
Project Performance and Controls - Establish and operate project controls on behalf of the project manager, reporting on project progress and status to appropriate bodies. Identify common capabilities and opportunities for linking up, re-using and sharing of methods and resources between projects and programmes. Ensure learning from experience is disseminated across the organisation
Guidance and Support - Identify, develop and share best practice project management processes, tools and templates and benchmarks against industry standard. Provides direction and guidance to the project team
Typical Qualifications & Professional Memberships:
Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner
Agile Project Management Practitioner
Management of Risk Practitioner
Managing Successful Programmes Advanced Practitioner
APM Practitioner Qualification
APM Registered Project Professional
Project Leadership Programme
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