Senior Digital Portfolio Manager
Posted on Dec 9, 2018 by DWP
Using creativity and leading-edge technologies, we're reimagining our users' experiences to make a real difference to our 22 million customers. Brilliant civil servants work in inclusive, co-located, multi-disciplinary teams, united by this extraordinary social purpose. You can help us to shape the change.
If you are someone who has experience in portfolio management, governance and an understanding of risk & financial management then we would love to hear from you.
If you are a proactive leader who has the ability to manage upwards and is looking to be developed in a caring team that will challenge you whilst supporting your career goals then please register you interest in this role with us
We're also looking for ambitious people, keen to achieve great things for our portfolio management teams and to become a key part of one of the biggest and highest-profile digital transformation programmes in the world
You and your role
Are you ready to lead? Are you a 'go-to' person? Can you solve complex problems?
We're looking for strategically minded Digital Portfolio Managers with experience of working in a large scale Technology environment to join our professional community of practice and take up this unique challenge
Here you'll manage a Digital Function portfolio and build portfolio management capability with your immediate team and also into our community of practice.
Your role will include regularly tracking the portfolio for delivery progress so you can offer constructive advice, share design and delivery patterns and escalate projects where delivery progress needs to accelerate.
We want credible, collaborative senior leaders who can use their experience and talent to effectively lead digital governance, including managing any front door impacting & demand and who can identify, collate, track and unblock dependencies across projects (both within the function and cross-cutting between functions).
You will have:
Proven ability to pro-actively & effectively manage a large scale, complex and inter-related portfolio of technology projects and programmes comprising change, refresh, maintenance and core delivery (including - but not exclusive to - portfolio tooling, progress reporting, issue resolution, tracking, prioritisation, managing complex inter-dependencies, managing significant expenditure and mitigating risks)
Proven experience in application development, infrastructure delivery or service management using large scale agile and waterfall delivery methodologies
Highly developed interpersonal skills, in particular strong communication skills (including reporting and presentational skills to Executive boards)
Well-developed interpersonal skills, in particular strong communication skills (including reporting and presentational skills to Executive boards) We are looking for someone who can articulate the status of a project and present findings to senior stakeholders if required
Experience of delivering products in multi-team, multi-supplier environments including the ability to work across organisational boundaries and build alliances across the wider organisation
Experience in application development, infrastructure delivery or service management using large scale agile and waterfall delivery methodologies
Someone who can manage dependencies and who can demonstrate cross cutting dependencies
Experience with any of the tools : TECHNOW (preferred) , Confluence or JIRA, and reposting metrics using these tools, functional delivery lead use TECHNOW in DWP so the successful candidate may have to manage 'upwards' to make sure portfolio management reports are efficient
An understanding of Risk management and an intrinsic ability to spot problems and resolve or escalate when necessary
Where You'll Work
You'll join us in one of easy-to-reach digital hubs in Newcastle, Leeds, Blackpool or Manchester. Each of our modern and vibrant workplaces have been designed for and by our communities. We work flexibly in agile, multidisciplinary teams using the latest tech and tooling. We care about our people and we support each other.
DWP's portfolio management team is growing, so we want great new talent to join us. We're also developing our current workforce to meet the demand we have for portfolio managers across our large estate.
We foster a collaborative culture to help our teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.
We're the UK's biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.
In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £57,275, a brilliant civil service pension, and a generous leave package.
We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:
Family friendly policies
Volunteering and charitable giving
Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
Sports and social activities
And lots moreWe believe the work we do really matters, so we're serious about investing in your ability.
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