IT Portfolio Management Office Manager

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£59,111 - £67,900 per annum
05 May 2021
12 May 2021
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About Us:

Shape the future of IT project delivery and portfolio management across two flagship local authorities

In Kensington and Chelsea, we have an ambitious Council Plan which sets out our priorities for the next four years. It is directly shaped by the Council’s biggest ever ‘conversation’ with residents. The pandemic has raised additional challenges but, by sharing facilities and expertise in a bi-borough agreement with Westminster City Council, we have been able to accelerate a shared digital transformation that puts residents at the heart of all we do. We’re currently in the process of moving to a cloud-based information infrastructure, which will enhance flexibility and the online delivery of services.

Here, you will find a workplace that celebrates diversity, and champions inclusivity – and we have multiple awards to prove it. Having won a REAL IT Award for ‘IT Department with the Best Inclusion and Diversity Initiative’ and as both a finalist and a winner in the Women in Tech Excellence Award over the last two years.

We are passionate about ensuring our workforce are able to secure a great work/life balance. As such, we were delighted to be awarded the ‘Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative’ in the Business Culture Awards 2020, and we were also Highly Commended in the ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ category. As such, we are delighted to embrace a true community spirit within the IT department, in which colleagues celebrate their differences are support one another in both their professional and personal lives.

The Role:

From planning to governance to execution, you’ll help to drive portfolio management capability and maturity across our bi-borough IT partnership. This is a high-profile role within IT heading up the PMO function and overseeing around 70 active projects. Your challenge will be to develop an understanding of business strategy, engage with stakeholders across multiple functions, and help prioritise project demand so that we focus resources on the right issues at the right time. As it’s a small team, you will also get involved in day-to-day operational activities. Promoting the reputation and value of the PMO function will also be key.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

You’ll be a highly experienced PMO professional who also has hands-on experience of running projects and programmes. This should include familiarity with typical IT project lifecycles and common IT methodologies. You’ll be used to instructing and guiding project managers and advising on project planning and estimating, tracking and control, and governance and reporting. A track-record that includes managing and transforming a PMO function would be ideal. With exceptional skills in collaboration, consulting and stakeholder management, you’ll quickly get to grips with driving change across the IT organisation. Combining flexibility with pragmatism, you’ll have excellent influencing skills and a high degree of resilience,

Please apply online and specify on your application how you meet the skills, knowledge and qualities specified in the job description and person specification.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

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