PMO Specialist - 6 month FTC

Posted 8 October by Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
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PMO Specialist
Financial Services
Salary £55k base - 6-month FTC
Work from home/Southampton
As a trusted recruitment partner to this global financial services company, we have been tasked with the recruitment of a PMO specialist to join on an initial 6-month FTC. There is a large body of work and there is every likelihood that this will be extended. The role will be 90% remote with just a potential trip to the Southampton office on an irregular basis.
The PMO Specialist supports the governance and control standards for Change Management within the Quilter Group. The role is responsible for embedding the standardisation of execution of projects within a formal and governed Enterprise-wide Change Operating model.
About the Role
*Contributes to and maintains the approach and controls to Change Management governance and delivery, including process, tools, methodologies and systems.
*Supports project teams to adhere to the Change Management governance, framework and delivery methodology and ensures consistency, optimisation and best practice are embedded in Change processes.
*Seeks opportunities for continuous improvement, optimisation and innovation of the Change Management framework and processes informed by an understanding of evolving industry trends.
*Supports the deployment of the Change Management Framework including associated policy, standards and metrics, providing guidance to stakeholders to ensure effective implementation.
*Provides centralised and consistent support to project teams including subject matter expertise for the PMO processes, tools and methodology.
*Supports the Change Management risk identification, prioritisation and mitigation process ensuring risk and issue management is applied as an integral part of the governance cycle for change management.
*Tracks and monitors risk exceptions to ensure control deviations are identified and mitigating controls are in place.
*Provides mentoring to project coordinators to support understanding or the Change Management process, methodology and tools.
*Inputs into the reporting of integrated plans and milestones to support programmes / projects.
*Monitors and analyses programme and project information, reporting progress, costs, resources, slippage and highlighting areas of risk and opportunity.
*Monitors budgeting and forecasting cycles and ensures costs are accurately tracked.
*Provides portfolio updates and regular communication to key senior stakeholders to ensure support and engagement with the function.
About You
*Embraces change and initiates new and better ways of working to deliver positive customer outcomes.
*Communicates confidently and effectively, at all levels, both in written and verbal form.
*Analytical mind set, able to use data and metrics to drive actions and develop solutions for our customers.
*Strong organisation and planning skills to manage a wide variety of tasks, processes and responsibilities.
*Self-motivated with a strong results focus, takes the initiative to drive disciplined delivery of objectives.
*Develops own capability, looking outwardly to keep up to date with advances in technology and utilises knowledge to support the delivery of new and innovative solutions to our customers.
Qualifications:
*P3O Practitioner (or equivalent) - essential.
*MSP/MoP/PMQ Practitioner (or equivalent) - desirable.
Experience:
*Proven experience and strong understanding of IT delivery.
*Previous experience of an Enterprise Change environment and activities including creating and delivering PMO Management processes.
*Significant previous senior experience in managing portfolio(s) and proven ability to manage multiple complex scenarios simultaneously is essential.
*Strong risk and governance understanding / experience at a senior level.
*Experience of working at Board level, able to bring credibility and gravitas. Confident leader, able to inspire and drive excellence with peers and teams within a Change Function.

Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd is a leading specialist recruitment business for the IT industry. We will always email you a full role specification, name our client and wait for your email authorisation before we send your CV to this organisation. Deerfoot IT: Est. 1997. REC member. ISO certified. *Each time we send a CV to a recruiting client we donate £1 to The Born Free Foundation (charity no. 1070906).
Deerfoot is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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