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  • Job Type: Permanent
    Location: Birmingham
    Job ID: 126126
    Company: SCC

    Role Purpose

    We have an exciting new opportunity for you to join a growing and dynamic team in the role of Head of PMO.  This role forms part of our Professional Services Leadership team, reporting into the Director of Professional Service.  Based at our offices in Birmingham, you will be responsible for the assurance of all delivery programmes under the professionals services portfolio.  Other areas of responsibility includes PMO governance, standards and processes.  You will be responsible for building and leading the PMO Centre of Excellence, which fundamentally forms the heart of soul of our Professional Service organisation.

    The PMO provides and enables successful client delivery through a hands approach by working with our programme teams.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Ensure the successful implementation of the PMO’s strategy, responsibilities, services and deliverables
    • Establish frameworks and standards for Programme and Project Management
    • Ensure project costs and finances remain consistent and are accurately tracked
    • Ensure the appropriate programme benefits are identified, quantified and their realisation planned
    • Track financial reporting whilst ensuring that the programme and projects adhere to the corporate financial processes
    • Provide a quality assurance role in line with defined Programme Management Office process
    • Line Manage PMO staff
    • Build cohesion within the PMO team and motivate them to produce quality work.
    • Define and embed project control and governance
    • Carry out regular programme audits
    • Provide Project planning, Milestone management, Scope management, Resource forecasting; Financial Management; Change Management across the Projects
    • Ensure efficient change control methods and process are utilised

    Skills and Knowledge

    • Proven track record for planning, executing, controlling and closing projects
    • Experience of managing a PMO office that supports our high calibre client base
    • Experience of project management using AGILE or PRINCE2 methodology (or equivalent) for medium to large sized projects
    • Strong skills in creating and maintaining project and programme plans, including risks, actions, issues, dependencies
    • Highly efficient in resource planning and tasks assignment
    • Knowledge of benefits and dependency mapping, risk management and resource planning
    • Highly proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS project
    • Line management or team leader experience
    • Excellent written/oral communication skills for reports and presentations
    • Diplomatic ability to influence others at all levels of the business
    • Experience of Programme and project level financial management
    • Experience of defining and delivering benefits realisation for projects and programme
    • Training and coaching of Project Managers and PMO staff
    • Knowledgeable and experienced in efficient Change Management method

    Relationship Management

    • Personable, pro-active, professional and able to demonstrate full commitment to exceptional customer care and service in all activities
    • Work as a key member of the PS Leadership Team
    • Ability to communicate and interact at all levels of the Business
    • Respected leader and role model
    • Exemplary communication skills

    Personal attributes

    • Dynamic
    • Provides structured and positive challenge
    • Wants to make an impact with our clients everyday