PMO Delivery Manager

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUL20210062

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Fixed Term


£32,233 - £35,744 Per Annum

Closing date

6 August 2021

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.


Your New Role

Reporting to the Head of PMO you will be responsible for supporting the successful integration of project, programme and portfolio management approaches within the Council to enable successful delivery of all programmes and initiatives to meet the City Vision and corporate priorities.

You will play a proactive role in enabling the PMO to become a recognised centre of expertise providing oversight and support to drive and embed excellence in project, programme and portfolio management. You will provide a consultancy service that offers advice and guidance on programme and project set-up and navigation through programme and project cycle. You will work collaboratively to develop PMO solutions to issues through tools and templates and processes. This includes research, design, testing and evaluating their effectiveness and efficiency, keeping an up to date log and supporting the successful dissemination and adoption. You will support the tracking and reporting of projects and programmes including data collection, data analysis and presentation to ensure a clear line of sight.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have excellent literacy and numeracy skills and be PRINCE2 Practitioner level qualified (or other methodologies/experience). You will have knowledge of MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint at intermediate level and experience of developing policies. You should demonstrate a good understanding of the structures, processes and governance frameworks across the City Council and experience of supporting and managing a range of projects/programmes. You will have experience of implementing business change, strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to actively listen to feedback and constructively challenge at the right time. 

You will have a positive attitude combined with the ability to work collaboratively and build supportive relationships across all directorates, as well as strong coaching/mentoring skills and strong analytical and problem solving skills. You will demonstrate the ability to work independently and at times with a minimal direction. You will have strong organisation skills and ability to work accurately and meet challenging deadlines in a pressurised environment with competing demands.


What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.


What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure you address the requirements listed in the job profile in your application and make sure you add in details and examples in the personal statement/cover letter section of this application.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


This is a rolling advert there is no set closing date. Suitable applicants will be interviewed as they apply.