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PMO Manager (Portfolio)

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

Job Introduction

The BBC is embarking on an unprecedented level of change as it seeks to reinvent public service broadcasting in a digital age. From the development of a new cultural hub in Stratford to the recently completed major new broadcasting centre in Cardiff; the BBC is investing to support realisation of its strategic ambitions.

The BBC's Transformation, Change and Improvement (TCI) function safeguards, supports and assures the delivery of major projects, driving best practice, reporting to the Executive and ensuring the licence fee is spent wisely.

We are looking for an experienced, flexible and self-motivated PMO Manager to work with us to help support the BBC’s major project activity and drive forward our transformation agenda. This is a continuing role based in London.

Role Responsibility

This role is expected to work across a range of PMO activities and with major projects to ensure the successful delivery of strategic objectives, building effective relationships with business and project leaders.

They will work closely with the TCI Portfolio Manager to:

  • Assure portfolio and project performance by reviewing and reporting on the progress of critical projects; planning and following up on assurance activities; ensuring compliance with the assurance framework; and tracking costs and benefits across the wider portfolio.
  • Build on Divisional portfolio relationships and networks across the business.
  • Provide expert support and advice to projects, contributing to the development of best practice.
  • Capture and share lessons learnt.
  • Support health-checks and gate reviews in conjunction with internal and external assurance partners.
  • Own the BBC’s change roadmap and advise on cumulative business change impact.
  • Collect and analyse information on the BBC’s critical project portfolio, ensuring data is complete and accurate to support Executive reporting and external scrutiny.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Substantial experience of portfolio and/or PMO, and programme or project management, with experience in reporting to Executive level on strategically critical projects.
  • Ability to apply good practice in all aspects of portfolio and PMO management (directly and in coaching others), with a focus on practical results.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to build strong and lasting professional relationships at all levels and able to shape and influence senior management decision making.
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to collect, shape and interpret project information
  • Highly literate and numerate with the ability to present information in a concise and compelling way
  • Highly organised with excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills
  • A self-starter with a tenacious approach to tasks and the ability to prioritise to tight deadlines.
  • Ideally, a recognised project management qualification (e.g. Management of Portfolios (MoP), PRINCE2 Practitioner; MSP; APMP/PQ level)

Package Description

Band: D 
Contract type: Permanent 
Location: White City, London

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

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.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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