84581 - Senior PMO Manager (Governance)

The national salary range is £54,358 - £61,585. London salary range is £58,847 - £66,670 Your salary will be dependent on your base location
Total pay in the range of '£50,001 to £60,000, £60,001 and over' are subject to capability, skills and experience. Salary may consist of base pay and a Recruitment and Retention Allowance (RRA)
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12 Months
National
National
NATIONAL
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Grade 7
Grade 7
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Flexible Working
Digital, Information Technology

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Senior PMO Manager (Governance)

Location: National*

Closing Date: 6th March

Interviews: w/c 18th March

Grade: 7

(MoJ candidates who are on a specialist grade, will be able to retain this grade on lateral transfer)

Salary:  London: £55,720 - £64,135. National: £51,767 - £59,590.

Working pattern: Full-time, part-time, flexible working.

Contract Type: Permanent

Vacancy number: 84581

 

*We offer a hybrid working model, allowing for a balance between remote work and time spent in your local office. Office locations can be found ON THIS MAP

The Role

We’re recruiting for a Senior PMO Manager (Governance) here at Justice Digital, to be part of our warm and collaborative Strategic Initiatives team.

You will form part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the delivery of a range of outcomes in support of the wider Technology Services teams. You will play a key role within the team whose deliverables include :-

  • Identifying and documenting existing and future Technology, Service and Security landscapes and Strategies,
  • Identifying and preparing market ready requirements,
  • The development of Business Cases,
  • Supporting Commercial and Financial processes,
  • Supporting Service Design and Architecture,
  • The Transition of services from supplier to supplier or in-house,
  • Deployment of technology or services across the MoJ estate,
  • Exiting of services from incumbent suppliers,
  • Tracking and reporting on Finance forecast and spend,
  • Business and Stakeholder engagement and communication

To help picture your life at MoJ Justice Digital please take a look at our blog and our Digital and Technology strategy 2025

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the successful implementation of the PMO’s strategy, responsibilities, services and deliverables.
  • Monitor reporting and assist Delivery Leads in reporting to Senior Management.
  • Provide planning, Milestone management, Scope management, Resource forecasting, Change Management, Finance Management
  • Establish and maintain frameworks and standards aligned with best practices and the wider Justice Digital and MoJ objectives.
  • Manage and compile financial and KPI information whilst ensuring adherence to the corporate financial processes
  • Prepare and present cost-benefit analyses to support business case development and the implementation of initiatives
  • Provide and maintain a capacity planning and resource tracking services
  • Update and maintain the Risk Log, Action Log, Decisions Log, and Issue Register
  • Ensure the appropriate benefits are identified, quantified and their realisation planned
  • Ensure dependencies are managed and the dependency log is accurately maintained.
  • Provide a quality assurance role in line with defined PMO process.
  • Coordinate project closure to distil good practice and ensure lessons learned are logged.
  • Line Manage PMO staff
  • Define and embed control and governance processes
  • Manage and support governance activities for business cases aligned with the HM Treasury Green Book principles
  • Foster and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders including senior leadership and private office teams. Ensure efficient change control methods and process are utilised

If this feels like an exciting challenge, something you are enthusiastic about, and want to join our team please read on and apply!

Benefits

  • 37 hours per week and flexible working options including working from home, working part-time, job sharing, or working compressed hours.
  • We are committed to nurturing our staff and provide lots of training and development opportunities with learning platforms such as: Linux Academy, O’Reilly, Pluralsight, Microsoft Learning, Civil Service Learning, GDS Academy, etc.
  • 10% dedicated time to learning and development with a budget of £1000 a year per person
  • Generous civil service pension based on defined benefit scheme, with employer contributions of 26-30% depending on salary.
  • 25 days leave (plus bank holidays) and 1 privilege day usually taken around the Kings’ birthday. 5 additional days of leave once you have reached 5 years of service.
  • Compassionate maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave policies, with up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave. And maternity support/paternity leave at full pay for 2 weeks, too!
  • Wellbeing support including access to the Calm app.
  • Nurturing professional and interpersonal networks including those for Carers & Childcare, Gender Equality, PROUD and SPIRIT
  • Bike loans up to £2500 and secure bike parking (subject to availability and location)
  • Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and eye-care vouchers.
  • 5 days volunteering paid leave.
  • Free membership to BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
  • Some offices may have a subsidised onsite Gym.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Experience of building a PMO office which has gone onto planning and executing the end to end lifecycle responsibilities of a PMO within large complex projects and portfolios
  • Experience of project management using AGILE or PRINCE2 methodology (or equivalent) for large sized projects with a specific focus on Business Cases, and governance processes
  • Proven track record of cultivating strong relationships with all stakeholders levels including senior leadership.
  • Strong skills in creating and maintaining project and programme plans, including risks, actions, issues, dependencies, benefits, resource planning and task assignment
  • Line management or team leader experience
  • Training and coaching of Project Managers and PMO staff

Willingness to be assessed against  the requirements for SC clearance.

We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring and do not discriminate based on culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.

Our values are Purpose, Humanity Openness and Together. Find out more here about how we celebrate diversity and an inclusive culture in our workplace.

How to Apply

Candidates must submit a CV and statement of suitability (max 750 words), which describes how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification above.

In Justice Digital, we recruit using a combination of the Government Digital and Data Profession Capability and Success Profiles Frameworks. We will assess your Experience, Technical Skills and the following Behaviours during the assessment process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Leadership
  • Developing Self and Others

A diverse panel will review your application against the Person Specification above.

Successful candidates who meet the required standard will then be invited to a 1-hour panel interview held via video conference. Candidates will be expected to provide a 10-15 minute presentation during the interview (topic to be provided).

Should you be unsuccessful in the role that you have applied for but demonstrate the capability for a role at a lower level, we reserve the right to discuss this opportunity with you and offer you the position without needing a further application.

A reserve list may be held for up to 12 months, from which further appointments may be made.

Terms & Conditions

Please review our Terms & Conditions which set out how we recruit and provide further information related to the role and salary arrangements.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact recruitment@digital.justice.gov.uk

London: £55,720 - £64,135. National: £51,767 - £59,590.

06/03/2024, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0345 241 5359 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com 

Please quote the job reference - 84581.

Security Clearance (SC)

To apply for roles in MOJ you will need to confirm your employment history for at least 3 years prior to the date of application so that pre-employment checks (BPSS) can be undertaken. If you have spent significant time abroad (a total of 6 months in the past 3 years) you would be required to give a reasonable account of the reasons why. 

For some roles you will be required to successfully complete National Security Vetting at Counter Terrorism (CTC), Security Clearance (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) level as a condition of appointment. To meet CTC/SC/DV requirements you will normally need to have been resident in the UK for at least 3/5/10 years prior to the date of application (The level of checks that are required are stated in the advert).

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may still be considered if, for example:

  • You've been serving overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of HM Government
  • You were studying abroad
  • You were living overseas with parents

In such cases you will need to be able to provide referee cover for the period(s) of residence overseas. The duration of overseas residence and the country of abode will also be taken into account.

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance

We have provided detail of the assessment stages and areas being assessed to help you prepare for completing your application form, and to advise of what will be assessed following this, if you successfully pass the application stage.


Application form stage assessments

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

The "Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans" initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.
For further details about the initiative and eligibility requirements visit : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Redeployment Interview Scheme

Civil Service departments are expected to explore redeployment opportunities before making an individual redundant. The MoJ are committed, as part of the Redeployment Interview Scheme, to providing opportunities to those who are 'at risk of redundancy'.

MoJ are able to offer an interview to eligible candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns. Candidate's will not be eligible for the Redeployment Interview Scheme if they are applying on promotion.

For further information and to apply for this position please see the following link: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/justicedigital/Job/JobDetail?jobid=240&isPreview=Yes&advert=external.

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

· UK nationals

· nationals of the Republic of Ireland

· nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

· individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020

· Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules

This Vacancy is closed to applications.