E1, London
£44,000 per year
Temporary, Full-time
Job description

About us 

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it. 

Our latest strategy does not represent a sudden change in direction for Crisis, but a continued evolution of the direction we have been developing over the last few years. It reflects a change of emphasis: from growing the capacity of our services to maximising the impact of what we do, outlining the role we will play in ending homelessness in Great Britain.

About the role 

In response to our ambitious agenda, the Strategic Leadership Group have agreed to implement a portfolio management-based approach to help us be most effective in delivering our commitments and enabling better cross-functional working. 

We are therefore now seeking a skilled Portfolio Support Manager to work as part of the New Developments Team and help facilitate an appropriate process to improve project planning and prioritisation. 

You will work directly with portfolio sponsors and their management committees to establish the priorities within a portfolio, the resource requirements needed, and the optimal schedule for delivery. 

The postholder will also work directly with the Senior Management Team to support the effective governance of this process and bring together the plans and priorities from all portfolios in order to develop one organisational workplan. 

Knowledge/Skills and Experience:

About you 

To be successful in this role you will have good knowledge and experience in the practice of portfolio project management combined with strong coaching and influencing skills to help build staff capability in portfolio management. 

The ideal candidate will have positive energy/attitude and a collaborative spirit alongside excellent reporting and communication skills to help monitor and communicate portfolio progress, risks and issues. 

As this is a support role, it will be important that you are able to remain independent and impartial throughout the process but still play a leading role in helping to steer the conversation towards conclusive decision making. 

Our portfolio management committees typically have between 12-15 members and therefore experience in managing and steering large cross-functional teams will undoubtedly be of huge benefit as well. 


As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including: 

*Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy 
*Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5% 
*25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days 

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career. 

How to apply

If you are as excited by this opportunity as we are, please visit our website to apply online.

If you need any assistance please contact the HR Team, details can be found on our website.

Closing date: Monday, 6th May 2019 (11.59 pm)
Interview date: w/c 13th May 2019

We value diversity, promote equality and encourage and applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness. 

Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094

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Refreshed on: 26 April 2019
Closed date: 06 May 2019
Tags: Project Management

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