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SEO PMO Support

London, UK
Salary 45000 null
Closing date
1 Mar 2023
Join us as a SEO PMO Support within the Home Office
(London, Full-time, Remote/Hybrid)

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.

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. We lead on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime and fire policy, counterterrorism and work to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.

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.

The Migration and Borders (M&B) Group guides the UK???s immigration, borders and citizenship system, to ensure it is run in a coherent, end to end manner, providing great customer service and firm but fair controls, in line with Ministerial objectives.

It works collaboratively with relevant Capabilities in the Home Office, notably Borders and Enforcement and Customer Service who are delivering the front-line services. M&B Group consists of four directorates reporting to the Director General: Borders, Visitors & International Migration; Migration and Citizenship; Asylum, Enforcement and Protection; Strategy and Systems Leadership.

The Migration and Borders Group prides itself on being an open and supportive workplace. We actively embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity, to enable us to reflect the communities that we serve. We provide people with the opportunity to work at pace and deliver in stretching roles. You will learn a lot in your day-to-day work, and we also provide excellent wider learning and development opportunities.

We are delivering significant transformation 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 Project Management Support Officer

Typical Role Responsibilities:
    Ultimately, you will help ensure the optimal delivery of the Portfolio???s strategic objectives in line with government priorities through the analysis of a range of information and engagement with programme and project stakeholders. You can also expect to be able to shape the work of the new Hub Portfolio management function as it develops, and work in a friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team. Your focus will be on providing insight, information and support that strengthens portfolio governance and enables prioritisation decisions and effective allocation of resources across the portfolio.

Benefits and Risk Manager

Benefits Management ??? You will work across the Portfolio to help develop mechanisms for measuring benefits.
Risk & Opportunity Management ??? You will work across the Portfolio to help Identify and monitor portfolio risks (threats and opportunities) and escalate as appropriate.  You will be able to communicate the risks and issues simply so that appropriate action can be taken.
Governance & Reporting ??? Coordinate reporting from projects and provide analysis of performance into a single authoritative Portfolio pack that will go to Ministers and senior officials as required. You will contribute to the secretariat for governance boards.

Portfolio Planner and analyst
    Planning, Scheduling & Resourcing ??? You will help build and maintain the main portfolio delivery map and critical path to monitor progress. You will recognise and track interdependencies across change projects.
    Governance & Reporting ??? Coordinate reporting from projects and provide analysis of performance into a single authoritative Portfolio pack that will go to Ministers and senior officials as required. You will contribute to the secretariat for governance boards.

Essential skills:
    See the bigger picture; to identify and manage dependencies, break-down complex problems and identify the underlying issues, gaps and opportunities.
    Programme and Project Management skills ??? Whilst you need not have a formal qualification you will ideally have experience of working in a PPM or Portfolio environment or are comfortable with the core principles and skills, able to produce dashboards, risk logs and dependency maps etc.
    You will be comfortable working with management information to produce effective summaries for Ministers and senior officials.
    Experience of working in a fast-paced environment, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to quickly draft clear concise summaries
    Manage a busy workload to deliver to tight deadlines and priorities, including by working through others and prioritising effectively.
    You will bring a real skill for collaborating and working with and through others, able to commission and drive work effectively and work with a range of teams to get results. In particular, you will need to develop close working relationships with colleagues and SCS across the immigration system. Ability to critically analyse and revise products, tailored to Ministerial and SRO preferences.
    You will bring either knowledge of Migration and Borders, or be expected to build a general understanding of cross-system illegal migration issues quickly.

What can we offer?
    A lively but supportive unit, with an opportunity to shape how the unit will work as we build it together An environment where new ideas are welcomed and encouraged and where we try to problem solve together Exposure to a broad range of policy, operational, financial and communications challenges ??? the portfolio spans by its nature a vast range of activity and you will have the opportunity to build up your knowledge across the Portfolio and if some roles, to specialise and focus in on an issue. Access to Migration and Borders L&D offer, including a full induction.
We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best of luck with your application.


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