Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Employee Type:
  • Department:
    IWI Technical Management
  • Division:
    IWI Technology
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Head of PMO (4975)

We're one of the UK's leading investment management companies, with responsibility for over £40 billion of client assets. We've worked closely with clients and their trusted advisers for many years and gained a unique understanding of the specific needs of our clients.

Investec Wealth & Investment seeks to deliver exceptional levels of customer service and has been trusted to meet the needs of private investors for almost 200 years. But our eyes are focused on your future.

Right now we're a team of over 1400 dedicated professionals located across 14 sites in the UK. We're looking to strengthen our team and need you to come on board and make a difference.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

What we're looking for

We are looking for a strong team player in the gathering, consolidation, validation, reconciliation, formatting and distribution of project, programme and change portfolio data (cost, people, performance, RAID, status).

  • Assist the Head of Business change and Portfolio leads to ensure projects adhere to agreed standards, processes and policies through the provision of effective guidance and related artifacts templates and training materials
  • Help create a single version of the truth for the team, the broader Technology team and its stakeholders - communicate effectively, ensuring coherence and clarity
  • The right candidate will further develop the Central PMO function to maximise value and service to the firm.

Your role 

  • Establish new, or build upon current, programme processes, including; change control, risk and issues management processes – ensuring they are fit for purpose and easy to follow
  • Coordination and tracking of the programme resource profile including; ensuring appropriate resource in place to achieve planned deliverables, on boarding & off boarding of Programme resources
  • Collate, quality assure and report regular programme work stream status
  • Act as escalation point for the PMO Analyst
  • Review of the change portfolio resource tracker ie. validation of data from senior stakeholders. In depth analysis to identify resource hotspots and report compilation / publishing
  • Quality review of monthly reporting packs for programme and portfolio governance forums
  • Review of weekly reports, ie. Timekeeping, Project Status updates
  • Liaising with Business Management and Finance to produce financial budget reports
  • Collation and validation , maintenance of portfolio risks and issues
  • Fundamentally responsible for Driving efficiency and transparency across the Programme recommending changes or improvements in both working practices and processes.
  • Being the key point of contact for changes and enhancements of the project management tool. (Fluid)
  • Own the change delivery life cycle
  • Supporting the Business Change leadership team with adhoc requirements.

What you bring to the table

  • Solid experience of developing and running a Central PMO Function
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage several priorities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Very strong financial skills and understanding of project budgeting
  • An excellent communicator at all levels
  • Excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Effective communication skills – written and spoken
  • Change management experience is critical – organisational and planning skills are essential
  • Strong background in Project Portfolio Management
  • Experience of various project management methodologies eg PRINCE2 and Agile/Scrum
  • Ability to articulate complex data in a easily digestible format

Personal Attributes

  • Cast iron integrity in all dealings
  • Good stakeholder management & relationship building skills
  • Proactive & energetic personality
  • Creative, co-operative and collaborative
  • Pragmatic thinker
  • Excellent attention to detail, accurate and timely
  • Strong planning skills
  • Ability to be proactive and work alone as well as part of the larger team

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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

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Judica Theron

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