Programme Office Support – PMO - Government

Job Title: Programme Office Support – PMO - Government
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £280 - £312 LTD/UMBRELLA - The role is out of scope of IR35
Start Date: Nov 2017
Reference: JD%2FC%2F17151
Contact Name: Jackie Dean
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 11, 2017 12:31

Job Description

Programme Office Support / PMO Specialist required by government client for 6 month contract in Newcastle.

Experience Required –
  • Experience of working on large programmes and projects in a lead or support capacity
  • Experience of managing relationships across a large and complex programme of activity.
  • Ability to be an 'all rounder' to support all functions within the PMO as required. 
  • PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner 
  • Management of Risk Foundation & Practitioner 
  • Agile Foundation & Practitioner
Key tasks and deliverables - 
  • Departmental policy and the complexity of the change initiative.
  • Identification, Analysis, Monitoring and Reporting of Risks, Issues and Actions – Responsible for facilitating the identification, analysis and monitoring risks, issues and actions. Produces periodic and ad-hoc reports, including qualitative and quantitative analysis on risks, issues and actions across the programme and projects. Establish and maintains the Risk, Issues and Assumptions database and register(s) for the change initiative(s).
  • Configuration and record management - ensure all key information assets, products, documents, etc. for the project are identified, controlled, tracked, and securely stored.
  • Securing programme and project finance – support the programme/project manager to complete the necessary documentation to facilitate funding approval.
  • Project Planning – Support the development of robust programme and project plans while challenging and testing assumptions to ensure that plans are realistic and achievable. Support the project manager to identify options to optimise delivery through resource smoothing, resource levelling and rescheduling of activities.
  • Resources – Support the planning for wider resource requirements for the programme/project.
  • Stakeholder Management – Ensure that stakeholder responsibilities and needs are understood and addressed in reporting arrangements. Provision of effective and efficient advice on risks, issues and actions management to Project/Programme Managers. Develop a programme of regular risk, issue and action reviews with key stakeholders.
  • Project Performance & Controls – Monitor and analyse information, reporting progress, slippage and highlighting areas of risk and opportunity.

• IR35 STATUS: The role is out of scope of IR35

• CV Submission Deadline: Thursday 12th October @ 12:00 pm

• IR35 STATUS: The role is out of scope of IR35

• Contract Length: ASAP to 31/03/2018

• BPSS (DS) - Baseline Personnel Security Standard (with a Disclosure Scotland) GSA Techsource Ltd operates as an Employment Agency when recruiting for permanent vacancies, and an Employment Business when recruiting for contract vacancies. All contract rates quoted are to Ltd companies.

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