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Deputy Digital Portfolio Manager

Employer
PARLIAMENTARY DIGITAL SERVICE
Location
London
Salary
56180.00 - 66497.00 GBP Annual + + Pension
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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Sector
Medical / Pharmaceutical
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Function
Portfolio Manager

The Opportunity

The Deputy Portfolio Manager role is a leadership role within the Planning & Delivery directorate of PDS, responsible for supporting the definition, establishment, management, and continuous improvement of multiple work strands of digital change and the associated delivery support services.

  • overseeing the progress of Parliament's Digital Portfolio, which includes supporting teams to deliver and working to swiftly remove blockers.
  • managing the overall investment budget, adhering to all aspects of relevant Parliamentary policy and guidance
  • managing high level dependencies across the Digital Portfolio, other PDS delivery initiatives and across Parliament.
  • central PMO consolidation of project and programme information and Digital Portfolio performance reporting.
  • effectively engaging and building robust relationships with stakeholders across the PDS and Parliamentary landscape to secure appropriate involvement to support successful delivery.

What You Need

  • experience of successfully delivering or supporting complex digital or technology projects, and good understanding of modern, agile project, programme, or portfolio methodologies.
  • experience of managing circa GBP5m budgets and contracts, meeting various financial and reporting requirements, adhering to all necessary compliance standards, reporting progress against targets and taking actions to resolve exceptions.
  • ability to manage, motivate and build the capability of staff working in a matrix management environment, including line management and team management.
  • experience of influence and persuasion at strategic / operational levels in a challenging and complex stakeholder environment, owning stakeholder relationships to ensure consensus is achieved.
  • understanding and supporting cultural change within a complex organisation and developing best practice whilst upholding the values of equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • the ability to pass security clearance, backed by the right to work in the UK

About The Team

Reporting into the Head of Digital PMO but with matrix management responsibilities to the Digital Portfolio Manager, the successful candidate will be expected to collaboratively facilitate and assure delivery in an effective and sustainable way, playing a significant role promoting and building greater capability and leaner, more effective practices.

About Us

UK Parliament is steeped in history and tradition. It is an important part of UK life and we need to ensure as many people as possible can engage with its work. This is why we are at the start of a huge transformation programme powered by technology. The Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) works with the House of Commons and the House of Lords with all their IT and digital needs. We are here to realise the digital ambitions of a modern Parliament and welcome you to join us in building a digital democracy.

Our Package

Please refer to our Candidate Information Pack for a full list of our benefits which include:

  • up to 35 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays
  • generous maternity pay policy up to 6 months full pay
  • great pension scheme options (contributory and non-contributory)
  • on-site subsidised gym, nursery, catering, post office, travel office and GP
  • flexible options including hybrid working and family friendly policies

How To Apply

Please make sure you're clear on the requirements of the role. These can be found in the Job Description and Candidate Information Pack. You will need to upload a CV and show how you meet up to the first five criterion. Our application process is anonymous, so please remove any personal information from your CV.

Apply By:

Interviews: 19th April 2024

Format: Presentation + Panel Interview (Remote)

Our Culture

For our people, we provide an amazing opportunity to bring their talents to an institution that sits right at the heart of society in the UK. We are helping to change UK Parliament and strengthen democracy. What matters here is your potential for growth and your commitment to playing your part in our ongoing success.

We are passionate about providing an environment which promotes inclusion, diversity and equality. Regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, beliefs or any of the other things that make you, you. We welcome applications from people who feel under-represented in the workforce. This includes those who may feel disadvantaged because of their socioeconomic circumstances.

Our mission is to support a thriving parliamentary democracy - this means being ready to carry out our essential functions to support colleagues deliver excellent services on the Parliamentary Estate and remotely. The balance of location varies according to the requirements of each job role, including some roles which can only be carried out from the Parliamentary Estate. The usual working arrangements for teams in the Digital Service are set out in team hybrid working plans and are by agreement with the managers and leaders of those teams. All teams are required to attend the estate for part of the time to meet business requirements and for team communication, learning and training. Please refer to the hybrid working plan contained in the candidate pack for more information.

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