Commercial PMO (Programme Management Office) Manager
London - 40,028 - 48,034 per annum

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 19 May 2017

Health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

Our mission is good health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations. Our vision is that everyone has greater control of their health and their wellbeing, supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving. Our purpose is to create the culture and conditions for health and care services and staff to deliver the highest standard of care and ensure that valuable public resources are used effectively to get the best outcomes for individuals, communities and society for now and for future generations. Our values are enshrined in the NHS Constitution underpin all that we do:

  • Respect to the quality of care
  • Compassion
  • Improving lives
  • Working together for patients
  • Everyone counts.

NHS England is creating a new Commercial and Procurement department with the aims of ensuring the non-clinical procurement function and processes within the organisation are fit for purpose; and for developing and implementing effective strategies and operational policies for promoting innovation in procurement in an organisation that shares out more than £100 billion in funds across England. Innovation is critical to enabling NHS England to achieve the ambitions set out in its mandate, to ramp up the pace and scale of change, and deliver better outcomes for patients in England.

The role

As Commercial PMO (Programme Management Office) Manager, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic Commercial team developing and maintaining Risk and Issues registers across the entire NHSE organisation to ensure appropriate mitigation  is in place and ensuring leadership have early visibility of issues and blockages.

The post holder will be responsible for:-

  • Producing regular forecasts against budget and making informed suggestions for corrective action where spend is out of profile
  • Developing robust tracking and validation processes to cover progress and to report exceptions to the management team
  • Developing and maintaining electronic project plans covering all projects within the department in support of the Commercial team
  • Maintaining and developing strong PMO procedures, processes and reporting
    • Developing and maintaining Risk and Issues registers together with managing mitigation plans.  Working  with project leads to ensure appropriate mitigation in place and ensuring the leadership have early visibility of issues and blockages.
  • Managing all corporate business returns, including planning and workforce returns

The person

To succeed, you will have good knowledge of leading practice PMO, covering Organisation, People, Process and Systems including Risk and Issues management principles, processes and practices including robust and thorough programme management. You will have a proven knowledge of sustainable procurement, covering all areas of sustainability within a strategic procurement function. You will have a proven experience of building and maintaining budgets in both a Transformation and BAU environment. You will have excellent programme and project management experience in a PRINCE2 environment.

For an informal conversation regarding the campaign or any positions, please contact Vicky Power or Mairead Cremins on 020 3031 9628. Applications must be made in the form of a cover letter of no more than 2 sides, and a CV; and should be sent to by Sunday, 15th January. Please include remuneration details.

NHS England values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including an invitation to the first stage of the selection process and consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

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