Planning Manager - Change - Portfolio Management Office (PMO) - Police Staff - Counter Terrorism Policing HQ | Counter Terrorism Policing

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Planning Manager – Change – Portfolio Management Office (PMO) – Police Staff – Counter Terrorism Policing HQ

Contract type – Full Time – Permanent

Location – London (with hybrid working)

Band – Band C

Salary – £42,232 – £50,385 (plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000)


Information About The Role


For Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP), delivering projects is not just about bringing improvements. It’s about keeping millions of people safe across the UK. Our Portfolio Management Office supports a portfolio of projects and programmes that will help better protect our country. The Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) Change Portfolio Office has a number of exciting opportunities to help deliver our portfolio of change across the CTP network.

Joining our rapidly growing Change Portfolio team, we’re looking for a portfolio planning manager to help manage a complex and diverse portfolio of projects and programmes. It’s your chance to play your part in a challenge that’s as important as it gets: protecting the UK and its communities.

We are looking for proactive and enthusiastic team members who have some experience in planning in a project or portfolio environment. You will join the team and be responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the approach, product sets and standards for one these specialist areas across the national and London Counter Terrorism and Protective Security (CT and PS) portfolios of projects and programmes.

You will have a varied role, where no two days are the same. You will have responsibilities for both portfolio management and Centre of Excellence for planning. You will join the team with a broad understanding of Project Portfolio Management (PPM), and with support from the team will become a specialist in your field. You will work as part of a busy team, whilst having autonomy and ownership for the development and implementation of best-practice PPM controls.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • be comfortable analysing information and providing recommendations in a format that’s accessible to a wide range of audiences
  • have an eye for detail and be exceptionally organised and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • work well both as part of a team, or on your own and be able to meet deadlines and prioritise your workload effectively
  • be a confident communicating with people at all levels and be able to facilitate groups of people to reach an outcome

The ideal candidate would excel at:

  • delivering project, programme or portfolio planning, with some knowledge of reporting and RAID management
  • developing and establishing core PPM controls
  • providing coaching and guidance to promote adherence to PPM standards
  • having an understanding of, and some experience in, applying programme and project methodologies (for example, Prince2, MSP, Agile, Management of Risk etc.)

You might have some experience:

  • working for a (local) government, security agency or policing environment
  • being a line manager to an individual or team, or being a coach or mentor.

The Portfolio Office is a supportive team environment, and one in which we endeavour to ensure each individual can fulfil their potential. If you’ve got the passion to drive change forward, we’ll provide you with the platform, support and opportunities to do it.

Please note, the job description is used as a framework to review and manage performance when an individual is in post, and therefore not all skills and experience are required from the outset. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate some of these skills, and is willing to learn and achieve these objectives.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to and participate in our numerous WIDE (Wellbeing, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equality) activities and projects. With our commitment to creating an inclusive working environment, we welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, and including part time working or job share.

We believe we offer fascinating roles at the heart of protecting the UK public. As part of our team, you can expect a range of benefits as well as the chance to develop. Some of these benefits include ‘flexi time’ (TOIL), flexible working, training courses, generous annual leave allowance, impressive pension and many more!

How to Apply

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