Digital Portfolio Manager Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 1612765
Location Blackpool, Leeds, London, Manchester and Newcastle
Salary up to £43,270
Work hours 37
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

In addition to salary there is a very competitive pension, a generous annual leave allowance, great work/life balance include flexible working, family friendly policies and much more.

Closing date 16 January 2019

Job description

Do you want to be part of something big?

At DWP Digital, we design and develop digital services that almost everyone in the UK relies on at some point in their lives.

Using creativity and leading-edge technologies, we’re reimagining our users’ experiences to make a real difference to our 22 million customers. Brilliant civil servants work in inclusive, co-located, multi-disciplinary teams, united by this extraordinary social purpose.

In DWP we have a high focus on Portfolio Management and we are investing massively into this area, we have an unrivalled portfolio of over £1 Billion across 20 service lines which effects millions of benefits every day.

DWP’s portfolio management team is growing so we want great new talent to come on board. We are developing our current workforce to meet the demand we have for portfolio managers across our large estate.

If you are someone who has experience in Portfolio management, governance and an understanding of risk & financial management then we would love to hear from you.

You and your role
We’re looking for Digital Portfolio Managers with experience of working in a large scale Technology environment. Here you’ll manage a Digital Function Portfolio and build portfolio management capability with your immediate team and also into the broader Portfolio Management Community of Practice.

As a Digital Portfolio Manager you will focus on ensuring that the portfolio of digital projects or delivery activities within a Service or across DWP Digital delivers optimal outcomes contributing to the department’s aims and delivers in its Digital Strategy.

You will also support tracking, reporting, analysis and delivery of outcomes within your portfolio, supporting delivery teams in accelerating delivery, unblocking issues whilst ensuring proper controls and risk mitigation processes are in place.

We want credible, collaborative senior leaders who can use their experience and talent to effectively Lead Digital governance within the Function, including managing any front door impacting & demand and Identify, collate, track and unblock dependencies across projects (both within the function and cross-cutting between functions).

What are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates who have experience in a project management role covering the full project life-cycle (either Waterfall or Agile delivery method) and experience of portfolio management role covering multiple projects or programmes across a broad delivery portfolio.

The successful candidate will have experience of analysing multiple information sources, producing reports appropriate for senior audiences, including making recommendations for changes and of applying appropriate governance procedures including delivery assurance

The digital portfolio manager will also be expected to manage stakeholders independently and identify, manage and escalating key risks to board level when and if required


Where you’ll Work

You’ll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in Leeds, London, Newcastle, Sheffield, Blackpool or Manchester.

Each of our hubs is a modern, vibrant workplace designed for and by members of our digital community. Our central hubs have the best of the city on the doorstep, and we have a range of facilities across the sites from cafes, coffee shops and restaurants, to table tennis, a swimming pool, gym facilities and loads more.

Here we provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers. We work flexibly using the latest tech and tooling. We care about our people and we support each other.

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.

Our Offer

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £39,087 (national) and £43270 (London), 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:

Building Our Future

We believe the work we do really matters, so we’re serious about investing in your ability.

You’ll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills you’ll acquire on the job. You’ll get the chance to share knowledge and with colleagues from across our digital communities, and to grow your skills through our coaching and mentoring programmes.

For further information and to start your application click apply. For more information or a chat contact:

Apply now