Head of Portfolio

Anglo Technical Recruitment Ltd
Bristol, Bristol (County)
02 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Our government client is currently looking for a Head of Portfolio for a 4 months contract at £600pd inside IR35.

Contract Length: To 31st March 2022

Location: Remote

IR35: Inside

Pay Rate to Candidate: Umbrella: £600 per day inside IR35

As the Portfolio Definition and Demand Management Lead you will play a critical role in:

• Developing and evolving an effective and agile portfolio definition and demand process that meets the needs of the directorate and aligns with wider processes and governance

• Ensuring the approach taken delivers insight that helps the CC&I SLT to make informed strategic and tactical decisions on how and were to invest constrained resources

• Support CC&I governance, ensuring high quality portfolio outputs are fed into the right forums at the right time

• Working closely with teams across CC&I to develop a view of the pipeline of demand, enabling early triage and effective use of resources

What You'll Do

• Ensure our approach to portfolio management and demand management evolves as the department transitions to steady state

• Develop efficient and agile processes and ensure these are run effectively to deliver the required outcomes

• Build a pipeline of new demand, enabling visibility of new initiatives and early triage to ensure effective use of resources

• Develop a deep understanding of delivery across CC&I, supporting the SLT in making strategic and tactical decisions on delivery

• Develop high quality, insight led, outputs to support SLT decision making

• Build relationships with a range of stakeholders, at all levels of the organisation, to support decision making and ensure effective delivery

Who You Are

We're interested in people with skills in:

• Portfolio Management and Planning

• Briefing and presentation experience

• Building productive working relationships quickly to build confidence with the programmes and projects

• Building relationships with key stakeholders at all levels of the organisation

Essential skills / experience / knowledge:

• Experience of leading Portfolio management activities within a fast paced, customer centric environment, within the civil service or local government and in data related engagements

• Ability to develop efficient and effective processes

• Data analysis and insight development

• Ability to work with, and influence, a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels of the organisation

• Ability to flex across a range of priorities and deliver quality outcomes in a fast-paced environment

• Able to identify and manage dependencies with other teams across the Programme

• Able to work independently make decisions and judgement calls on behalf of executives and the team to progress work at pace

• Confident liaising with and influencing at C suite level, able to challenge the status quo yet take a balanced approach across the programme

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to chair meetings in place of executives where required

• Player-manager for the Customer Service Portfolio Office with the willingness to dive into the detail where required to resolve issues quickly and thoroughly

• Able to work with ambiguity and conflicting priorities in a challenging and fast-pace environment

Strong experience in government space / Demand Management and Government PMO's