PMO Delivery Manager

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: MAR20221010

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£32,797 - £36,370 Per Annum

Closing date

12 June 2022

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.

Portsmouth City Council offers a hybrid working environment including the opportunity to work from our central Portsmouth offices, 5 minutes’ walk from rail and public transport links. Our remote working technology enables efficient working from home using Microsoft M365, including Teams and we have exciting plans to move to SharePoint in the summer of 2022 further enhancing our hybrid working technology for our internal and external customers.

The Service 

The Regeneration Directorate plays an important part in delivering the City Vision and our PMO supports project delivery through assurance and quality management activities. We work with programme managers, project managers and property, planning, transport and infrastructure experts to ensure our initiatives are successful. You will be supported through management, training and mentoring to be successful and develop your career in a professional and supportive working environment.


The team includes PMO Delivery managers, an Analyst, programme Support Officer and PMO Coordinator. Working effectively together the team provides a great environment to develop and hone your PMO skills and will be there to support you navigate our Directorate and working in a local government environment. As part of a wider Business Support team you will work alongside colleagues who provide services as diverse as community engagement, building information management and bid management.

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

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 to complete the application fully and ensure you address the requirements listed in the job profile in the Personal Statement/Cover Letter section of this application.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

This is a rolling advert with no set closing date and suitable applicants will be interviewed as they apply.