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PMO Manager - Children's Design & Engineering

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We create amazing digital experiences for the children of Britain. From Topsy and Tim to Danger Mouse, from Newsround to Blue Peter, we work with globally loved brands to deliver websites and apps that inform, educate, entertain and inspire. 

We’re a team of over 60 people based in Bridge House, MediaCityUK. Our agile teams are made up of software engineers, testers, user experience designers,design researchers, product owners, business analysts and project managers, all striving to create extraordinary experiences for our young audiences. 

Today we’re working on what mobile, tablet and desktop experiences will be like for the children of tomorrow. So we need great people to come and help us shape the future of the BBC.

Role Responsibility

The PMO manager will play a central role in ensuring that the work streams delivering our products and services work together, share knowledge and collaborate to solve problems.

The PMO manager will report to and work with the to the delivery manager to manage the delivery of the BBC’s digital products and services for children.

This will involve working with the technical project managers running our own agile engineering teams as well as engaging with third parties to co-ordinate, manage and communicate the overall programme plan, delivery progress, risks and issues.

In this role the PMO manager will provide programme and resource management support, reporting, dependency management, tools, scrutiny, advice and challenge to help the department and stakeholders have a clear picture of the delivery status of our products and services.

The PMO will also track risks and monitor budgets to enable full transparency of spending and value for money.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has significant demonstrable PMO experience on a large project or programme of work.
  • Can demonstrate that he or she comfortable setting up PMO processes,building support for and knowledge of delivery and reporting best practice and then co-oordinating and reporting on a programme plan.
  • Has extensive experience of working with and communicating to senior stakeholders. He or she uses a range of tools and techniques to effectively communicate programme and project status to drive decision-making and prioritisation.
  • The ideal candidate will also have worked with agile software teams and third party procurement and project management. 
  • An understanding the language, culture and challenges involved in delivering digital products on mobile, tablet and PCs is also desirable.

Package Description

  • Excellent career progression the BBC offers great opportunities for ambitious individuals to seek new challenges and work on many different and varied products.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • A vibrant digital community we have a strong focus on continuous improvement and engineering excellence. We host regular talks from internal and external speakers, and provide generous opportunities to attend industry events and conferences.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do, we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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