PMO Risk & Assurance Lead at Dept of Health and Social Care, Remote, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • United Kingdom
  • Sep 14, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

PMO Risk & Assurance Lead Inside IR35

Contract Term:    End of March 2022

Contracting Authority: Department of Health & Social Care  

Location: Remote

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As a PMO Risk & Assurance Lead, your main responsibilities would be: 


  • Delivery & Leadership – Lead the PMO to support the project in the delivery of Business Case benefits and outcomes. Champion the use of best practice project management standards and processes.
  • Project Planning – Apply advanced knowledge in the discipline of planning for the analysis and successful resolution of risks and issues and identification of opportunities.
  • Business Case – Support the Project Manager in the development of Business Case with input from specialists as necessary
  • Stakeholder Management – Advise the project team on appropriate tools and techniques for managing stakeholder relationships. Provide assurance to the project manager on the effectiveness of stakeholder management arrangements.
  • Risks & Issues – Establish the project processes and standards for managing risks and issues. Provide assurance to the project manager on the effectiveness of Risk and Issue management arrangements.
  • Governance & Assurance – Ensure appropriate governance is in place and arrange external reviews e.g. Gateway Reviews at appropriate points in the project lifecycle. Monitor the effectiveness of controls and ensure that recommendations from external reviews are acted upon.
  • Change Management – Establish and implement protocols to change the scope of projects and/or programmes and update configuration documents as required.
  • Project Performance & Controls – Establish and operate project controls on behalf of the project manager, reporting on project progress and status to appropriate bodies. Identify common capabilities and opportunities for linking up, re-using and sharing of methods and resources between projects and programmes. Ensure learning from experience is disseminated across the organisation.
  • Guidance & Support – Identify, develop and share best practice project management processes, tools and templates and benchmarks against industry standard. Provides direction and guidance to the project team.




You’ll have relevant experience in

  • Experience of leading a programme management office and/or managing the delivery of projects or programmes.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Production of management information related to programme/project performance for senior stakeholders and project teams
  • Experience of managing and assuring risk, budgets and change
  • Excellent stakeholder relationship skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Results focused and able to work under pressure




Desirable Criteria:


  • A recognised accreditation in professional project management (practitioner level) such as PRINCE2, Managing Successful Projects or Agile Project Management.