Head of PMO

Location
Croydon
Salary
£54000 - £55000 per annum
Posted
06 Aug 2019
Closes
03 Sep 2019
Ref
317943
Contact
Danuta Charubin
Clearance Level
SC
Sector
Public Sector
Job Type
Permanent
Head of PMO (Home Office)
Croydon
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
The role provides an excellent opportunity to work within a programme at the heart of a major £90m+ annual portfolio within the Police and Public Protection Technology (PPPT) Portfolio. The post holder will be responsible for managing the Programme Management Office (PMO) services, assuring and interpreting data, presenting information in dashboards, ensuring the integrity of the services and processes across the Programme, and developing the skills and capabilities across the PMO team. The PMO is responsible for delivery of services to the programme and portfolio that include (but are not limited to):
*Reporting & Analysis
*Planning & Dependencies
*Risk & Issue Management
*Assurance
*Change Control
*Document Management

The post holder will have the opportunity to work with diverse teams across the programme and the wider PPPT portfolio, will develop strong capability in analysis and insight by tracking progress, tackling issues and promoting best practice across all PMO services.

Key Outcome & Deliverables
*Providing best practice advice and guidance to PMO/PSO staff within the Portfolio on the best use of project management disciplines, approaches and products within a fast-paced technical environment;
*Accountable for driving quality improvements across reporting, risk, issue, dependency and planning management;
*Drive consistent, high quality reporting and analysis of management information to support the Senior Leadership Team in taking effective and timely decisions;
*Liaise with the PPPT Portfolio Office, HO Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Portfolio Office and the Programmes and Projects Delivery Directorate (PPD) to promote consistent, best practice programme processes, including the adoption of PPM tooling;
*Work with the PPPT Resourcing Lead to ensure a cadre of suitably skills and experienced staff are available to support the Programme;
*Support the Programme/Portfolio Director and their leadership team to ensure efficient delivery of PMO services;
*Manage and develop PMO/PSO staff through management, facilitation of training sessions across all PPPT Portfolio PMO service areas, creation of guidance, tools and inductions;
*Drive regular Workstream reviews within the Programme to ensure change can be adopted effectively against Business as Usual (BAU) plans; facilitating workshops (e.g. risk) with key stakeholders within the Programme.

Essential criteria:
*Demonstrable experience of managing PMOs in a complex environment and for large programmes;
*Attention to detail and ability to critically evaluate information gathered across multiple sources, reconcile variances and recommend improvements;
*Line management experience;
*Evidence of strong stakeholder engagement skills with a proven track record of engaging and managing multiple stakeholders, tailoring messages appropriately, influencing others and gaining their agreement and cooperation;
*Proven problem-solving skills with the ability to form well thought out conclusions and recommendations;
*Competent in using MS Office tools; Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio and Project.

Typical Qualifications & Professional Memberships:
*PRINCE2 Practitioner
*Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner
*Agile Project Management Practitioner
*Management of Risk Practitioner
*P3O Practitioner
*Managing Successful Programmes Advanced Practitioner
*APM Practitioner Qualification
*APM Registered Project Professional
*Project Leadership Programme

We are especially keen to hear from candidates with software development and IT background.

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

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