PMO Manager – Economic Statistics Transformation Programme

31 Oct 2018
22 Nov 2018
Job Function
PMO Manager
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Job Title: PMO Manager – Economic Statistics Transformation Programme
Job Grade: G7                                              
Location: Newport                            
Salary: £47,400
Contract type: Fixed Term to 31/03/2020
Working pattern: Flexible working, Full-time, Part-time
Hours: 37 hours, minimum of 32 is Part-time
Closing Date: 22 Nov 2018

The role of the PMO Manager is to define and maintain standards for project management within the Programme. This includes the implementation and sharing of best practice as well as the development and application of project procedures, tools and techniques in order to standardise methodologies and realise economies. The PMO Manager provides expert guidance, support and insight on the projects, and acts as the source of all programme information and metrics. 

Typical Responsibilities: 

Delivery and Leadership

Lead the PMO to support the programme in the delivery of Business Case benefits and outcomes. Champion the use of best practice project management standards and processes 


Manage the PMO and support the Project Managers in the identification, recruitment, development, deployment and reassignment of resources throughout the project lifecycle 

Internal Stakeholder Management

Advise the project teams on appropriate tools and techniques for managing internal or programme level stakeholder relationships. Provide assurance to the Programme Director on the effectiveness of stakeholder management arrangements 

Risks and Issues

Establish the programme/project processes and standards for managing risks and issues. Provide assurance to the Programme Director on the effectiveness of Risk and Issue management arrangements 

Governance and Assurance

Ensure appropriate governance is in place and arrange external reviews at appropriate points in the lifecycle. Monitor effectiveness of controls and ensure that recommendations from external reviews are acted upon. 

Change Management

Establish and implement protocols to manage the change of the scope of projects and/or programme and update configuration documents as required. 

Project Performance and Controls

Establish and operate project controls on behalf of the Programme Director, reporting on project progress and status to appropriate bodies. Identify common capabilities and opportunities for linking up, re-using and sharing methods of resources between projects and programme. Ensure learning from experience is disseminated across the organisation. 

Guidance and Support

Identify, develop and share best practice project management processes, tools and templates and benchmarks against industry standard. Provides direction and guidance to the project teams. 

The post holder will have line management of a number of direct reports including the programme office functional leads. You will also be expected to deputise for and represent the Programme Director, as required and contribute to corporate responsibilities as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. 

Person Specification: 

Essential criteria 

You will hold a valid Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) practitioner certificate awarded by Axelos and / or extensive experience in a multi-million pound transformation programme with a large number of internal and external stakeholders. 

Experience of embedding frameworks, tools and methodologies 

Experience of working in multiple project delivery methodologies including Agile and Waterfall 

Experience of developing and embedding governance arrangements in a complex stakeholder environment 

The ability to establish and develop productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to benefit projects 

A successful track record of engaging, motivating and leading others 
The ability to adapt to changing circumstances whilst maintaining performance