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G6 Head of Portfolio Analysis and Insight

Croydon, UK
Salary 75000 null
Closing date
1 Mar 2023
Join us as G6 Head of Portfolio Analysis and Insight within the Home Office
(Croydon, 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. 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 first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office has been at the front line of this endeavour since 1782. As such, the Home Office plays a vital role in the security and economic prosperity of the United Kingdom.

The Home Office mission is fundamentally important to keep Britain???s streets safe and its borders secure. Each and every member of the Home Office plays a part in making that happen.

Migration and Borders is one of three Groups collectively known as ???Missions???, which have been set up to deliver end-to-end services and ensure we meet the People???s Priorities. The others are Homeland Security Group and Public Safety Group, both of which have also absorbed elements of what was Serious and Organised Crime (SOC).

The mission of the Migration and Borders Group is to guide the UK???s immigration, borders, asylum, and citizenship system, to ensure it is run in a coherent, end to end manner, providing great customer service and applying fair but firm controls, in line with ministerial objectives for the New Plan for Immigration.

To achieve its aims, the Migration and Borders Group works closely with Border Force, UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI), Her Majesty`s Passport Office (HMPO), Immigration Enforcement (IE), and other partner organisations and government departments.

The Migration and Borders Group consists of four directorates: 
???    Borders, Visitors and International Migration,
???    Migration and Citizenship, 
???    Asylum, Protection and Enforcement and, 
???    System Leadership and Strategy. 

The Role of the G6 Head of Portfolio Analysis and Insight
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, but we also provide excellent wider learning and development opportunities.

The Migration and Borders Transformation Hub sits within the System Leadership and Strategy directorate.

The Hub is currently expanding to deliver a full range of portfolio management practices to support the successful delivery of the Migration and Borders Transformation Portfolio. The multi-million-pound transformation portfolio encompasses several highest priority transformation programmes in the Home Office, each delivering against key manifesto commitments and incorporating substantial elements of technology change. Our portfolio work will support the delivery of a genuinely cross-system approach to services, capabilities, interventions, and the way that we work across the Mission.

The Migration & Borders System enables the legitimate movement of people and goods to support economic prosperity, whilst tackling illegal migration, removing those with no right to be in the UK and protecting the vulnerable. The Migration & Borders Group, where this role is based, oversees that system, to ensure delivery of agreed outcomes, encompassing policy, legislation, strategy, performance & risk, design, and transformation of the system.

This position within Migration and Borders Transformation Hub is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to lead the development of our portfolio management approach within a high performing team, to support the delivery of significant transformation and leading-edge change across the Migration and Borders Mission.

The G6 Head of Portfolio Insight & Analysis will report to the Deputy Director Migration and Borders Transformation Hub. As part of the Transformation Hub leadership team, the role holder will provide leadership across an expanding portfolio to strengthen oversight of our single source of data, the harmonisation of standards across the system, robust portfolio analysis and insight, and support our work across business case investments, benefits, and system level resourcing.

Responsibilities include:
    Be a visible leader, communicating and building commitment to a shared vision and sense of purpose. Support colleagues in the Transformation Hub team to take decisions independently and take the lead in their own areas of expertise. Identify improvements and deliver a suite of portfolio functions to support the successful delivery of the portfolio. (e.g., data; standards; portfolio analysis and insight; investment; benefits; and resourcing) Raise the quality and maturity of portfolio products, project delivery products, and services through the provision of content, assurance, and analytical leadership, including through supporting the Transformation Board and Business Design Authority. Recommend and initiate actions to resolve emerging issues in the portfolio through distilling complex portfolio data to identify the most urgent decisions for senior managers. Develop the Transformation Hubs portfolio analysis and insight work, including flagging risks and opportunities, to provide the information required to make effective decisions on the portfolio. Build relations and work collaboratively across the Mission and wider department in the pursuit of the successful delivery of the portfolio, through optimising structures and processes, and responding smartly to changes in the environment to achieve the Mission's objectives. Work with the central and sub-portfolio offices to ensure each level of the portfolio management structure will have a clear remit, have a defined scope, add value, and avoid duplication. Provide effective line management, development, recruitment, and induction of new Transformation Hub staff to ensure flexibility and capacity to meet the team???s needs. This will include support and ongoing performance discussions including setting clear objectives. Find creative solutions to problems, being prepared to work flexibly to do things differently, and identify and initiate appropriate interventions to facilitate successful delivery of team activity. Provide analysis and insight over the portfolio Draw out key themes and actions to be managed through reporting Oversee the portfolio plan and single view of change Introduce standardisation of reporting from the programmes Display best practice
Essential Criteria:
    Project Delivery, and PMO or Portfolio level, Risks, Issues, Assumptions and Dependencies experience or working knowledge. Experience in generating Management Information (MI) reports, preparing plans and reporting to a high-level and provide strong oversight to ensure products are delivered and deadlines are met. Experience of working in a political and/or complex stakeholder environment and of being credible and confident in engaging with senior officials. Experience of working in a dynamic fast paced environment, with the ability to adapt to changing priorities.

Desirable Criteria
    Experience or knowledge of Migration and Borders programmes and projects. Management of Portfolios foundation and/or practitioner. Experience or working knowledge of using MS Project and PowerBI.

    We'll assess you against these behaviors during the selection process: Leadership Changing and Improving Communicating and Influencing Delivering at Pace Working Together

Please note successful applicants will be required to go through vetting and Security Clearance
We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the very best of luck with your application.

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