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PMO Specialist

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

Role Responsibility

To support the UK Funds PCMO in:

  • providing governance, portfolio, programme and project management control across the UK Funds Change Portfolio

To be part of the team that enables and facilitates the increase in likelihood of successful delivery of portfolios/programmes/projects to time, quality and cost in UK Funds Change Management. By providing support across one or more portfolios/programmes, and with wider stakeholders within IFDS, to:

  • Own delivery metrics and identify opportunities to enhance metrics to improve decision making across the end to end delivery cycle including post live reporting
  • Carry out ad hoc analysis of metrics as required; providing insights/trends and recommendations
  • Run quality Gate Reviews, Lessons Learned and Post Implementation Reviews (PIRs)
  • Develop, drive and implement continuous improvement plans to achieve realisation of benefits; lead change initiatives as required
  • Across the department provide coaching, mentoring and training on PMO controls, IFDS’s Enterprise Change Framework and Project Management practices
  • Troubleshoot and resolve risks and issues as required
  • Review and validate content of IFDS’s Enterprise Change Framework artefacts recommending changes as required
  • Ensure consistency of governance, reporting and control disciplines across UK Funds Change Management
  • Lead workshops and meetings to drive required outcomes
  • Carry out stakeholder management across portfolio and wider stakeholders within IFDS

The Ideal Candidate

  • Understands and has practical experience of projects 
  • Confident, assertive with the ability to influence those who are not direct reports
  • Experience of working in business and IT environments or have demonstrably transferable skills
  • Demonstrable ability to work in a pressurised and challenging environment
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to produce first draft of governance packs
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office suite including Microsoft Project and Visio


  • Experience/qualification of PRINCE2 and/or other Project Management methodologies
  • Experience of working in the Financial Services Industry
  • Good analytical and process-mapping skills 



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