Horsham, West Sussex (Hybrid)
£40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Here at the RSPCA, the Portfolio Management Office (PMO) is the control center for all project activity.  The organization has a new strategy that involves some big change programmes, so it is a great team to be a part of! 

We are now looking to recruit two PMO Analysts to manage the information reported into the hub. Our PMO Analysts will provide quality assurance and will ensure governance compliance, as well as upskilling the business to empower them to drive change and small project activity.

The PMO Analysts will be critical in directing and assuring our organisation’s Project Portfolio and we will look to them to develop and manage the portfolio of initiatives driven at a strategic level.

A key focus for the PMO Analysts will be to support the development of the RSPCA’s portfolio management capability, which will involve working with managers, business partners and subject specialists across the organisation to develop and maintain a comprehensive view of organisational activity, project performance and risk.  

We will look to our PMO Analysts to identify, map out and help manage project to project and project to BAU interdependencies to drive efficiency and value.

The role will be hybrid working from our South East Regional Hub - (Southwater West Sussex) or our London Hub in Blackfriars with a high focus on remote working. Trips to our hub will be for core collaboration.

Why work for the RSPCA? 

It’s an exciting time to join us in the decade of our bicentenary as we focus on our Strategy to 2030. The RSPCA works 365 days a year, 24 hours a day rescuing all animals of all types from abuse, neglect, and injury. 

As PMO Analyst, you will be responsible for: 

  • Providing key analysis and insight on the portfolio to facilitate effective decision making.

  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of the portfolio plan. 

  • Delivering portfolio governance and assurance; portfolio demand management; portfolio prioritisation and sequencing

  • The administration of project management framework, processes, and tools; and  collation of status reporting across the portfolio, including the effective tracking and communication of project status and metrics.

  • Working closely with the Business Intelligence team to offer strategic insight.

  • Looking across a broad portfolio and project pipeline to identify opportunities, risk and interdependencies, and considering the implications for the Society as a whole.

What we are looking for in you:

We think this is a great role and to add value we are seeking a match of these skills, but don't worry if you don't tick every box, we’d still love to hear from you.

  • Experience of working in a PMO Office, supporting best practice PMO functions and services.

  • A project and or Programme Management qualification

  • Experience of using project and portfolio management tools to manage development activity

  • Extensive experience creating Gantt charts, including resource leveling, dependency chains and critical paths

  • Experience in controlling, reconciling and reporting on projects

  • The ability to demonstrate knowledge and practical application of a number of control processes.

  • Experience of analysing complex data to produce useful management information

  • Experience of using project Planning and Control Techniques: Methods and techniques associated with planning and monitoring progress of projects

  • Stakeholder management skills

  • Coaching and mentoring skills

So, if you are self-organised with a great eye for detail, skilled at managing stakeholder groups and have a positive and tenacious approach to problem solving, we would love to hear from you.

Our values:

We are compassionate *  We are inspirational *  We are committed *  We are expert * We act with integrity.

Flexible working

We understand the importance of work-life balance and we offer our staff the flexibility to work within our core hours and the option to vary their location between both the office and home. If you are looking for further flexibility, speak to us at the interview stage so that we can consider your request.

What’s in it for you: 

You’ll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. 

We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes:

35 hour week with flexible working, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days with service; a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme; access to private healthcare scheme; support for professional development after qualifying period and access to our employee assistance programme. 

How to apply: 

To apply, Please send your CV and Cover Letter to The Resourcing Team quoting reference PMOA2676 by the closing date of the 6th of June 2022

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close this advert once sufficient applications have been received.

All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing team.

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