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Head of PMO (IT)

  • Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 08/03/2018
  • Job reference: J382234A

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Head of PMO (IT) - Managing a growing team of 30+ the Head of Project Delivery will oversee the development of a global Project Management methodology ensuring that comprehensive project, quality, and risk plans are prepared and maintained. Supporting the CTO and CIO to deliver the long-term technology strategy for IT and set an exceptional example of professionalism and successful business change.


  • Establish and maintain the Project Management approach across the IT function. Align Project, Portfolio and Programme activities with business strategy and the business solution objectives.
  • Evaluate changes to Project and Programme management practices, both Agile and waterfall, and initiate improvement to organisation practices.
  • Manage the Project Team budget and contribute to Group budget planning as required
  • Ensure that realistic estimates of costs, timescales and resource requirements are agreed and carry out the active monitoring of projects against these criteria, taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Build, manage and lead a team of project delivery professionals working to the highest standards in Project Management. Have the commercial acumen to divide work activity between team members to ensure a cost effective team structure that should deliver services from the most cost effective locations globally.
  • As a senior leader within the IT organisation, be exceptional at team building and leading the Projects team; demonstrating a 'one team' leadership culture by taking ownership for the success of change programme delivery.
  • Potentially lead key projects personally and provide direct and clear best practice and guidance in active Project Management.

Key Skills

  • Previous experience of line managing globally distributed teams of over 30, managing project teams including third party team members of over 100 staff.
  • Extensive senior Project Management experience including knowledge of and strategic vision for Project methodology, structure and approach within a technology environment.
  • Knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle, Agile knowledge would be highly desirable.
  • Project Management qualified i.e. MAPM, PMP, Prince2
  • Expert in methods and techniques associated with planning and monitoring progress of projects. Examples: product/work breakdown structures, baselining, critical path analysis, earned value, resource analysis, conflict resolution.
  • Expert in the identification, assessment and management of project risks, which could result in time or cost over-runs, or failure to deliver products which are fit for purpose.


  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Contributory pension with life assurance
  • Share ownership scheme
  • Flexible benefits: Childcare vouchers, Health Care cash plan, bike scheme etc.
  • Free Parking
  • Flexible working hours

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