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Portfolio Office Manager (Central PMO)

The Care Quality Commission
£37,694 to £45,092 (National Framework) or £42,712 to £50,110 (London Framework)
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Portfolio Manager
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Grade B - £37,694 to £45,092 (National Framework) or £42,712 to £50,110 (London Framework – if you are London office based or homebased and live within the boundary of the M25)

There is also an additional homeworking allowance of £514 per annum for those working from home.

Fixed Term, Secondment for 23 Months

Are you committed to helping us regulate health and social care within England?

When thinking about what drives you every day in your job, what keeps you motivated and passionate about your work what comes to mind? For 3000+ people at the CQC we end each day knowing that we have made a difference to the lives of those most in need in our communities. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve. We are looking for people who are caring, demonstrate integrity and work well as part of a team to join with us and share in this sense of achievement. If you would like to help us make a positive impact to health and social care within England, then read on.

Why this could be a great role for you….

The opportunity to make a valuable contribution as CQC’s portfolio insight and governance manager, you will provide analysis and insight to CQC’s most senior forums on the progress and status of our transformation programmes, managing a monthly cadence of reporting and analysis through senior programme leaders and sponsors. Your ideas will really matter, and you will get feedback directly from users.

A great chance to work with like-minded colleagues and lead on the development of CQC’s change governance maturity, engaging with senior stakeholders to drive the design of enhanced insight and analysis dashboards in line with our digital vision, and of how these are used to drive timely and effective decision making by senior stakeholders.

What we can offer you...

Your health and wellbeing are important to us and are supported through generous annual leave (starting at 27 days and rising with service to 32.5days, plus 8 Bank Holidays), a cycle to work scheme, discounted gym vouchers and access to a free employee assistance service 24 hours a day. We also understand the importance of financial health and offer membership of the NHS pension scheme, contributing about 14% of basic salary. You will also be able to access discounts to supermarkets, high street stores, electronics, fleet cars, plus we also have an internal reward scheme which could see you earn yourself a voucher or two! All of our Homeworkers are also kitted out with everything they need to comfortably work from home.

We want to support you to succeed and be your very best, with opportunities for training and development along with the support of experienced managers and mentors.

We want to make working for CQC a great experience for everyone, and to role model a diverse and representative culture. To support an inclusive environment where colleagues feel empowered to bring their whole self to work, we support a variety of staff networks, including the Race Equality Network, LGBT+ Equality Network, Carers Equality Network, Disability Equality Network and Gender Equality network.

What you will bring…

As well as a well-developed instinct in change delivery, you will have excellent stakeholder engagement and analytical skills as well as high quality drafting and presentation skills. You will be supported by a technical analyst with Power BI developer skills.



The Portfolio Office Manager is responsible for developing, operating, and embedding a range of standards for the insight and governance programme and project management disciplines.

This role will drive up the level of maturity of the insight and governance programme in line with the Portfolio Office (PfO) vision using CQCs continuous improvement and technology platform.

The role holder will own the processes and products relating to the insight and governance area and will upskill PMO and delivery colleagues to practice their discipline across the CQC change portfolio.

The role holder will be expected to set and meet KPI and improvement targets for insight and governance in line with the overall PMO maturity targets and industry best practice as part of their individual performance objectives The Portfolio Office Manager is responsible for developing, operating and embedding a range of standards for insight and governance and project management disciplines.

For an informal discussion or further information on the role, please contact Keith Wear, Digital Portfolio Manager at

Closing date: Sunday 29 May 2022 at 11.59pm.

Note for external candidates:

CQC are currently working through an organisational transformation programme which includes the creation of a new target operating model. This role is offered as a fixed term contract as part of the transition process to that new model. For further information on this and to access our team information packs please visit

CQC is committed to promoting a fair and inclusive workplace where all our people can flourish and reach their full potential. We know diverse teams allow for a more creative and productive environment and therefore encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, gender/sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

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