Head of PMO

Spencer Clarke Group
East London, South East, E17 4JF
29 Jun 2022
02 Jul 2022
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
If you're searching for a rewarding and fulfilling career opportunity, look no further. Spencer Clarke Group are working alongside Waltham Forest Council to appoint a talented Head of PMO on a Contract basis.

As a Head of PMO you'll play a vital role in establishing and managing the Strategic PMO for the Corporate Development Directorate and wider Council including the development of an Agile PMO approach.

The ideal candidate will be forward thinking, driven and determined to make a difference!

If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!

About the role

Based in Waltham Forest you will be tasked with delivering key strategic objectives including:
  • Developing and overseeing a Corporate Development Pipeline, identifying opportunities to develop a holistic approach to designing change within the Council
  • Developing and overseeing a joint approach to resource planning and management for change within Corporate Development
  • Identifying, monitoring and managing strategic dependencies between our key programmes of work
  • Supporting the AD of Change Agency with the implementation and delivery of portfolio management within the Council

About you
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
  • Experience of managing portfolios at strategic level.
  • Experience of setting up and managing successful Portfolio Management Offices (PMOs).
  • Experience of detailed resource management and success in implementing new resourcing approaches.
  • Experience of managing a mixed and varied workload of conflicting priorities responding effectively to the needs of all customers.

Also Desired:
  • Experience of report writing and communications for a variety of audiences, demonstrating numeracy and literacy, and applying expert knowledge.
  • Experience in dealing with a range of complex and contentious matters requiring a consistently high degree of support, persuasion and advocacy and an awareness of major policy objectives.
  • Knowledge and experience of best practice project management methodologies and techniques to provide sound advice and support to Project Managers and Sponsors.
  • Possess in depth understanding of Agile, its values and principles, including backlog grooming, release and sprint planning, burn-up/down charts, and more.

About the company

You'll be working for Waltham Forest Council a high profile local government body focussed on only the best outcomes for its residents and stakeholders.

What's on offer
  • Salary: £500-£600+ per day, Inside IR35

Please submit your CV with the rate you require
  • Overtime: no options available
  • Contract type: 3-6 month minimum, likely to extend.
  • Hours: 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday

How to apply
  • Please send your CV to John at
  • Or, call
  • Once your CV is received, if you are successful you will be contacted.
  • Due to the extremely high number of applications, it may not be possible to contact every applicant. As such, if you are not contacted please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

About Spencer Clarke Group

Here at Spencer Clarke Group, we pride ourselves on connecting you with the best career opportunities; our experienced Consultants have extensive market knowledge and will also provide expert career advice along the way.

When you join us, you will receive:
  • Access to a wide range of temporary and permanent opportunities
  • Free DBS checks
  • Post Placement Aftercare
  • Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency professionals

Spencer Clarke Group offer a market leading referral scheme of up to £250 so if you know of someone who may also be looking for an exciting career opportunity, ask them to email their CV to John Shorrock on remembering to include your details as well.

*T's & C's apply.