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Programme Management Officer

Posted 8 March by Michael Page Consultancy, Strategy and Change Easy Apply Ended

We require a Programme Management Officer / PMO to establish and run the Project Management Office for a new Programme.

Client Details

A public sector services organisation based near Wakefield.


The Programme Management Officer will provide expert knowledge and support to the programme and monitor progress and provide reporting on the programme.

Key responsibilities:

  • Establish the PMO function for a major change programme
  • Set up best practice across all of the technology, business solutions, marketing and commercial work streams on the programme
  • Define the detailed scope and deliverables for the PMO with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage the programme RAID logs and ensure progress is on track
  • Deliver services in accordance with agreed scope, acceptance criteria, time, financial and quality measures
  • Assemble and update project plans, escalating deviations from published plans
  • Compile project/programme reports, ensuring monitoring of progress against all projects are timely and accurate and enable sponsors and stakeholders to have sufficient information to make informed decisions
  • Devise, produce and implement new systems and processes to optimise more effective project management
  • Provide management services to support project/service delivery. This may include, but is not limited to: compilation of budget and forecast figures; capability planning; milestone/delivery planning
  • Ensure effective client engagement and stakeholder management for project/service delivery


The Programme Management Officer will need to be/have:

  • Experience of working and supporting a large business change programme
  • Experience of implementing project governance and PMO activities, including reporting, risk and issue management and planning
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and experience of using Microsoft Project and PowerPoint
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • Very strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Skills in team leadership and risk management
  • Able to plan, organise and manage both self and others
  • Ability to influence and negotiate with others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Ideally some Project Management experience and related qualification (e.g. Prince2, Agile)
  • Ideally some experience in the public sector and government services, NHS or similar

Job Offer

£40-45k p/a salary

Base near Wakefield

Reference: 34640494

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