|Location||Blackpool or Newcastle|
A brilliant Civil Service pension with employer contributions circa 20%, generous annual leave, flexible working, great work life balance and lots more.
|Closing date||20 October 2019|
Do you want to be part of something really big? If you’re creative and curious to learn, want to be empowered to make decisions and challenge the norm, and want to bring BIG ideas to a MASSIVE digital challenge then you’ll love it here. And we’d love to hear from you.
DWP are looking for ambitious, skilled Digital Portfolio Manager with brilliant stakeholder management skills to work with us on in a once-in-a-generation digital transformation. Our people work on projects that are revolutionising products and services that are used by millions of people every day.
We know that better digital services in government will mean better public services. Using fresh ideas and leading edge technologies – and putting the user at the centre of everything we do – we create innovative digital solutions that make a difference to the lives of our 22 million users.
About you and your role
As an Associate Digital Portfolio Manager you will have an active, varied role the management of DWP’s huge portfolio of digital projects and delivery activities. In your initial posting function, you will support activity around Scotland and Scottish devolution and have opportunity to get involved elsewhere too.
You will support the tracking, analysis, reporting and assuring delivery of outcomes within your portfolio. You’ll support delivery teams in accelerating delivery, assisting in unblocking issues and help ensure that proper controls and risk mitigation procedures are in place.
We want someone who can understand customer needs, and can balance this with the needs of the DWP. A large part of this role is centred on Stakeholder management so you’ll need to be good with people, and able to build relationships big enough to get the job done.
You’ll work within a defined Portfolio Management structure with lots of experience and talent around you. In our small, friendly team you will work with variety of senior stakeholders and digital experts from various government departments and third parties so we need someone who can articulate strong business rationales and help work towards desired outcomes for both the DWP and our partners.
You’ll get strong exposure and experience really quickly as you grow and develop your career in our brilliant DWP Portfolio Management Community.
What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?
- Experience of reporting and tracking progress and unblocking issues using defined methods.
- Experience of managing stakeholders independently up to board Level.
- Experience of producing reports using a range of tools.
- Experience of analysing information to make recommendations based on key project factors such as outcomes, costs, risks, dependencies and priorities.
Where You’ll Work
You’ll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hub in either Blackpool or Newcastle: https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/our-locations/
Our Blackpool hub is based on the outskirts of the city and is a 15 minute drive from the station. There are also local buses that stop nearby. Its facilities include a TechBar, canteen, coffee shop, deli bar, vending machines, ATM banking, cycle shelter and showers.
Our Newcastle hub is approximately 4 miles from the city centre, but is easily accessible by bus, rail and Metro. Its facilities include a TechBar, 2 restaurants, catering pods and vending machines, sports facilities, ATM banking, cycle shelter and showers.
We’re the UK’s biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.
In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £33,448 a brilliant civil service pension, and a generous leave package. We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:
- Flexible working and 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, coaching and mentoring and career pathways as part of brilliant Portfolio Management community
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