Lead Digital Portfolio Manager Lead Digital Portfolio Manager …

DWP Digital
in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 30 Nov 20
GBP60740 - GBP72933 per annum + +great benefits
DWP Digital
in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 30 Nov 20
GBP60740 - GBP72933 per annum + +great benefits
Lead Digital Portfolio Manager: Up to £72,933
  • Do you have expertise as a Strategic IT Portfolio Manager
  • Can you manage stakeholders and maintain delivery momentum?
  • Do you have proven experience of Waterall and Agile?
  • Are you ready to be part of an epic digital transformation? Then look no further, we'd love to hear from you!

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP Digital is transforming DWP's services by unlocking the potential of leading edge technologies and ways of working. We want a brilliant Lead Portfolio Manager to join our team.

With our partners, we're focused on building and running innovative digital technology solutions that meet and respond to the changing needs and expectations of millions of people. We want to make it quicker, easier and less costly for DWP's customers to get the support they need.

You and your role

Portfolio Management is key in DWP Digital. Our people manage a uniquely large and complex portfolio of IT projects, ensuring that decisions surrounding the timing, structure and prioritisation are correctly planned and managed.

As Lead Digital Portfolio Manager you'll be an experienced delivery professional with senior engagement and relationship management skills who can take the reins of a complex diverse, impactful portfolio of IT projects and ultimately deliver our digital strategy.

This role will build the portfolio and also develop the function of Shared Channels, one of our most high priority and high profile areas of work.

This is not an IT project delivery role but a strategic lead role. It will suit you if you have a deep and wide knowledge of delivering transformative IT which adds value and meets user/business expectations at scale. You'll also see the bigger picture and how aspects of our delivery connect across our organisation and across government.

What skills & experience do you need?

  • Proven experience of leading large scale digital portfolios, covering multiple projects or programmes across a broad digital delivery portfolio within a complex organisation.
  • Proven experience of a lead project delivery role covering the full project lifecycle using Agile delivery methods within a Digital organisation.
  • Experience of identifying and responding to complex issues using appropriate methods to unblock and resolve.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret multiple data sets to create board level reports and positively influence board level stakeholders, demonstrating highly developed interpersonal and strong communications and presentation skills to tell a compelling story.
  • Experience of delivering products in multi-team, multi-supplier environments including the ability to work across organisational boundaries and build alliances across the wider organisation.

Qualifications/professional memberships

The candidate must have one of the following:

  • ITIL v3 Foundation
  • Management of Portfolios (Foundation & Practitioner)
  • Prince2
  • Portfolio Management Institute
  • Management of Portfolios (Foundation & Practitioner)
  • Prince2
  • Portfolio Management Institute

Where will you be working?

You'll join us in your choice of our brilliant hubs in Blackpool or Newcastle.

Find out more here: https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/our-locations/

DWP is the UK's biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team.

We have all the tech and tools we need to work flexibly. Many of us are working at home at present due to Covid-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality.

Details. Wages. Perks.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £72,933 per annum, a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth 27%+ and a generous leave package.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

  • Flexible working
  • Family friendly policies
  • Volunteering and charitable giving
  • Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
  • Sports and social activities
  • Learning and development tailored to your career


For further information click apply or if you require more information before applying please contact me https://www.linkedin.com/in/tianicholas/

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