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Job Ref:  204611551
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Wiltshire
City:  Swindon
Post Code:  DY3
Salary:  £35000 - £45000/annum 30 days hol + 26% Pension
24/10/2016 11:16
Project Support Manager - PMO - Swindon - £45K - 12 months fixed-term contract + 30 days holiday and 26% pension contribution

We are looking for an experienced manager to lead the project support team to deliver robust governance and project support services to the Business Improvement and Change projects.

Job Purpose:

The Project Support Manager will be primarily responsible for:

* Line management of the Project Support Team, currently consisting of two permanent full time Project Support Analysts. Duties include development and coaching/mentoring of these roles and ensuring projects are sufficiently resourced with project support
* Managing, promoting and reviewing the companies UK project governance processes including carrying out timely Gateway Reviews, reviewing processes, ensuring project managers are aware and following processes, proportionate and timely advice of applying processes to all types of projects
* Deputising for and supporting the PMO Manager, including Portfolio Lead duties, creation of regular highlight and Board reports, project budget forecasting and spend reporting, monitoring the portfolio roadmap, providing project management advice to the wider organisation, attendance at meetings and in the Continuous Improvement of the Programme Management Office


* Project Management experience and/or management of a project support function/PMO
* Strong experience of line management and development of project support roles or teams
* Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring, data analysis, reporting including risk management
* Experience in a project governance or assurance role
* Demonstrable experience of achieving results through influencing skills rather than direct control
* Experience of successfully managing multiple stakeholders with conflicting demands and priorities
* Substantial experience of managing change within an organisation


* Procurement experience, particularly in the Public Sector


* Credibility within the project delivery environment and ability to influence others
* Excellent understanding of project and programme management approaches
* Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
* Driven and enthusiastic with a 'can-do' attitude and a strong sense of ownership, but with the ability to modulate approach to avoid conflict
* Self-awareness and a high level of professionalism
* Ability to advise on application and monitor methodologies in a robust but proportionate way
* A willingness to challenge preconceptions and offer well-reasoned and considered judgements to all levels of stakeholders
* Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to quickly understand new and complex issues and to apply innovative solutions
* Self-organisation skills and a demonstrable ability to manage and prioritise a workload and multiple work streams
* Ability to identify and summarise key points from complex discussions and meetings and documents
* Document production to a high standard, able to proofread and redact work as required
* A self-starter, capable of taking your own initiative when required but equally able to take instruction and deliver results against a brief and to tight deadlines
* A robust and flexible approach with the ability to thrive in an agile/changing environment
* Clear leadership skills

"Southern Lights Ltd act as an employment agency for the purposes of this advert"

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