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Band 7 Deputy Portfolio Office Manager

Page Personnel Public Sector & Not for profit
Closing date
20 Oct 2021

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Salary Band
Hourly Rate, At least £23.00
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Band 7 Deputy Portfolio Office Manager role requires business and financial management skills coupled with Project, Programme, Portfolio and Risk Management, Change Management, Strategy and Business Planning skills to ensure the integrity of the portfolio of programmes and projects, in support of relevant Governance Boards.
This is a 2 month temporary role based in London with some flexible/hybrid working.

Client Details

A large NHS Trust in London.


The key responsibilities for the Band 7 Deputy Portfolio Office Manager are:
  • To be part of a professional portfolio management office team
  • Promoting and maintaining the highest standards and quality of project/programme management across the Trust investment portfolio
  • Provide strategic overview of all programmes, projects and inter-dependencies, reporting anomalies or areas of concern to governance boards
  • Line manage, allocate work to and supervise the IPO Portfolio Support Officer as well as interns and apprentices that are from time to time attached to the Investment Portfolio Office
  • Deputise for the Head of IPO in attending and presenting to the Investment Portfolio Board
  • Deliver training on project governance, project lifecycles, benefits management and business case writing to senior managers
  • Design, challenge and agree management dashboards
  • Provide regular reports to governance boards, including a commentary on performance, coordinating upward aggregation of data/information and reports
  • Manage the approvals and decisions register for all projects with a capital expenditure of more than £250k
  • Analyse highly complex financial information and influence decision making of senior management
  • Support Development of the 5 year capital plan


The successful candidate for the Band 7 Deputy Portfolio Office Manager role will have:

  • Masters or equivalent business experience
  • At least two of the following qualifications; Accountancy, Prince 2 Practitioner or other Project Management qualification, MSP Practitioner, APMP/APQM
  • Substantial experience at management level including supervising and managing staff and contractors
  • Experience of NHS projects, finance, planning
  • PMO management, risk management, project management experience
  • Experience of Projects involving operational change, IT, construction, estates, FM
  • Experience of OGC Gateway Process

  • Ability to present highly complex information about performance and change
  • Highly numerate, ability to interpret complex data and finances
  • Ability to analyse complex financial and non-financial information and interpret to assess issues, anticipate problems and provide workable solutions
  • Ability to balance conflicting demands and prioritise workload
  • Ability to influence senior managers and key decisions, including financial and budgetary
  • MS Office suite, a high level of competency in all apps, advanced in excel.
  • Proficient in MS Project, SharePoint user

Job Offer

On offer for the candidate is a Band 7 Deputy Portfolio Office Manager role on a 2 month temporary basis, based in London with some flexible/hybrid working.
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