Head of PMO at UKHSA, Remote, 4 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote (United Kingdom)
  • Aug 05, 2022
up to 6 Months

Contract Description

 

Head of PMO

Inside IR35

UKHSA

Initial 4 month contract

Remote

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has been set up to provide health security for the nation by protecting from infectious disease and external hazards. It will need to take action like no other organisation previously in order to mitigate threats to health before they materialise. UKHSA will be a trusted source of advice to government and to the public.

We are seeking to attract a Head of PMO to take on a multi-faceted role, dealing with internal stakeholders of all levels, managing an established experienced team, supporting the Deputy Director on numerous tasks and projects, managing governance on multiple projects and highlighting any issues. The role will suit someone who is proactive, diligent, process orientated, comfortable working to deadlines and who thrives in an environment of change.

Key outcomes and deliverables associated with the role

• Strategic management on multiple issues and projects

• Support Deputy Director on various tasks and projects

• Highlighting and dealing with issues that arise

• Managing governance across your sphere of influence

• Design and establish governance processes, forums and supporting artefacts across Test Supply Chain.

• Maintain governance and delivery cadence across the team, determining efficient inputs and outputs.

• Lead governance forums within the team and appropriately challenge senior team members to help identify issues and blockers or affirm status.

• High standard of reporting at both product and programme level, with overall aim of creating a flow of data to reduce time to produce

• Implement effective change control process and tracking / storage of governance artefacts

Key Skills and Responsibilities

Essential

• Excellent people manager and relationship builder.

• Proven experience of setting up and managing PMO processes (both in Agile and Waterfall environments) and implementing appropriate processes to support.

• Advanced in-depth professional knowledge of PMO functions such as financial management, resourcing, RAID, Reporting, Change Control and Planning acquired through training and experience over an extended period.

• Strong professional knowledge of traditional project, programme and product management methods and techniques (e.g., PRINCE2)

• Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft toolset and ability to create high quality outputs in Excel, PowerPoint and Word including advanced formulas.

• Strong people management skills to inspire and motivate staff

 

Desirable

• Previous experience of working in NHS or Public Sector roles

Personal Qualities

• Excellent communication & influencing skills (verbal & written) – with ability to liaise at all levels, including board.

• Ability to articulate vision, engage stakeholders, and provide technical leadership to deliver the vision.

• Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.

• Ability to work in an ambiguous environment, clarifying strategies and plans, giving a sense of direction and purpose for self and team.

• Decision making by seeking constructive outcomes in discussions.

• Setting direction and taking ownership for deliverables.

Are there any professional qualifications essential for this role?   

              • Proven experience of setting up and managing PMO processes (both in Agile and Waterfall environments) and implementing appropriate processes to support.

• Advanced in-depth professional knowledge of PMO functions such as financial management, resourcing, RAID, Reporting, Change Control and Planning acquired through training and experience over an extended period.

• Strong professional knowledge of traditional project, programme and product management methods and techniques (e.g., PRINCE2)

• Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft toolset and ability to create high quality outputs in Excel, PowerPoint and Word including advanced formulas.