Programme Management Office (PMO) Manager

Newcastle upon Tyne (NE4 7YH), York (YO1 7PX) and London (SW1P 3JR)
Grade 7, from £50,750 (London) or from £46,150 (nationally)
19 Dec 2017
19 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Embrace your leadership skills to secure the UK’s ongoing success…

Committed to ensuring that EU exit produces the best results for the nation, the newly created Programme Management Office in Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is a progressive environment in which your career is sure to flourish. The department’s responsibilities lie around protecting the environment, supporting the farming and fishing industries, enhancing the rural economy and preparing for and responding to natural threats. As such, you will have access to a variety of fascinating projects that directly impact on the wellbeing of the nation. Ensuring project management standards in the department are being maintained, your knowledge of procedures, tools and techniques will ensure appropriate methodologies are being consistently applied for the best results.

Defining how projects should develop, you will share your expert guidance with colleagues to support the successful delivery of objectives. Taking ownership of a subset of projects, you will sometimes need to be involved at a detailed level and at other times provide strategic direction. Throughout, you will be tasked with analysing the data you have collected, taking responsibility for specific areas of the service and implementing the best processes. To thrive in this role you will either be a PRINCE2 Practitioner, an APM Registered Project Professional or you will have a degree in Project and Programme Management. With the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment, your outstanding communication skills will be called into practice as you manage the needs of stakeholders. A natural leader with experience of delivering results in complex projects, this is a unique opportunity to be involved in some of Defra’s most fascinating tasks.