Digital Portfolio Manager Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 32223
Number of vacancies 2
Location Newcastle and Blackpool
Salary £34,448 — up to £39,674 per annum
Work hours 37 per week (flexible working)
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

We 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
• Sports and social activities
• Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, qualifications and accreditation
• Career progression opportunities and lots more.

Closing date 9 February 2020

Job description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We’re looking for qualified Digital Portfolio Managers to join our growing community of experts. DWP is leading a once in a generation programme of welfare reform and you’ll help drive forward a key part of one of the biggest and highest-profile digital transformation programmes in the world.

DWP currently has an enormously ambitious and challenging agenda, often working in partnership with the private and voluntary sector. We provide services and support to over 20 million people, are responsible for over 730 million benefit payment transactions each year.

At the heart of this massive agenda is the digital transformation of the services that DWP provides, which will radically improve how government interacts with people. We’ll make our services easier and swifter to access; the time taken to develop new services will be decreased and the cost of delivery will be reduced significantly.

You and your role
Portfolio management is key within the department in ensuring that decisions surrounding the timing, structure and prioritisation of projects & programmes are correctly planned and managed so that we can deliver on our Digital Strategy. You’ll work, learn and grow within a thriving community of Portfolio Managers and within a wider multi-disciplinary digital community.

We will ask you to focus on ensuring that the portfolio of digital projects or delivery activities within a Service or across DWP Digital are planned, prioritised and effectively and optimally delivered by our teams.

You will work within a central function, supporting tracking, reporting, analysis and assuring delivery of outcomes for a digital portfolio, supporting delivery teams in accelerating delivery, unblocking issues and ensuring proper controls and risk mitigation processes are in place.

We are looking for individuals with one or more of the following qualifications:
• Management of Portfolios (Foundation)
• MSP Foundation
• PMI Certification (PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CAPM, PSMP, ACP)
• ITIL Foundation

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Where will you work?
You’ll join our team with a base office of your choice of one of our Digital Hubs at either Newcastle or Blackpool.

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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.

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.

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