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Senior PMO Planner

London, UK
Salary 68000 - 70000 SALARY
Closing date
15 Aug 2021
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Join us as a G6 PMO / Programme Planner with the Home Office (Full-Time, Permanent)

***If you have the appetite to work on issues that directly impact the public and have the drive and determination to play a critical role in enabling change, then we want to hear from you! ***

The 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.

Project Planners work with the project/programme teams, other planners and stakeholders, overseeing plans and schedules, challenging and testing project assumptions to ensure that plans and estimates that underpin them are realistic and achievable as the project/programme proceeds.

Project Planners play a key role in delivering advice and guidance to the project/programme leadership and their teams on how to best deliver the required outputs, products and activities within the scope of the plan within the Home Office Portfolio.

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 are currently recruiting for interesting and exciting positions at the Home Office. The Home Office keeps the UK secure and prosperous; protects its citizens, residents and visitors and their property; and upholds rights, liberties and the rule of law. Leading on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime and fire policy, counter-terrorism and work to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.

The Role of a Project Planner

Your role as Project Planner will be to work with stakeholders to ensure all aspects of the project are defined. You will provide clarity on key milestones to define what, when and how activities will be organised to ensure the outcomes of a project can be achieved, with the resources available.

You will lead on all aspects of project planning, which will include the development, updating and monitoring of plans and scheduling. You will identify tasks, activities, interdependencies and outputs for the project and work team to track and monitor progress against the plan throughout the life of the project.

Key Outcome & Deliverables

The role will be focused on shaping the emerging portfolio and building a credible and achievable plan to deliver the enhanced capabilities. The Planner will provide clarity on key milestones to define what, when and how activities will be organised to ensure the outcomes of the project can be achieved, with the resources available.

Essential Criteria and competencies:

??       Strong project planner with experience of working with or within a Project Management, Programme or Portfolio Office.

??       Experience in putting together dependencies (dependency mapping)

??       Experience in overseeing the development and maintaining of project plans for large and complex programme

??       Good experience in Producing Plans starting from the initiation stage

??       Involves working with Stakeholders, identify & track milestones

??       MS Project (advanced level) experience

??       Business Requirement

??       Capable of designing the business plan

??       Effective engagement across the programme

??       Challenge the baseline of plan, milestones and dependencies, highlighting slippages

??       Outline Business Cases

??       Strong personality ??? friendly

??       Attention to detail

Typical Qualifications and Professional Memberships:

??       Experience of project/programme/portfolio leadership in a central government department or other public sector body.

??       Prince 2

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

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