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Portfolio Management Lead Specialist - (Flexible in UK)

Employer
CHM
Location
Flexible in the UK
Salary
£38,000.00 - £42,156.00 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2022
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Are you excited at the prospect of helping catalyse the delivery of this environmental charity's new strategy, using your expertise in portfolio working to ensure that the charity is making the best use of their resources?

Portfolio Management Lead Specialist - (Flexible in UK)
Reference: APR20229397
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £38,000.00 - £42,156.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Annual Leave, Life Assurance

As the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, the organisation spend £150m p.a. in pursuit of their vision – a world richer in nature. You will be joining a workforce of over 14,000 employees and volunteers dedicated to realising that vision, alongside many partner organisations. The charity's new strategy to 2030 describes their vital part in tackling the nature and climate crisis facing our planet and clarifies how they will rise to the challenge in this critical decade.

 As lead portfolio specialist, you will help define and embed best practices, co-ordinating an internal portfolio management community and supporting the attainment of the skills and capabilities needed.

You will also manage portfolios directly on behalf of Portfolio Executives, currently, those covering the charity's species recovery, marine, and UK Overseas Territories programmes.

You will be working with colleagues responsible for strategic planning, performance, and delivery across the organisation. In summary, the charity need your help to ensure they make the best use of the charitable resources entrusted to them in delivering their strategy.

Key activities will include:

Lead development of the portfolio management specialism:

  • Identify and implement leading edge portfolio management practices and help develop and embed relevant standards, processes, and behaviours
  • Co-ordinate an internal practitioners’ network; helping define the skills and capabilities, celebrating successes and promoting the charity's values and positive behaviours
  • Coach or mentor other portfolio managers as required

For the portfolios managed:

  • Catalyse development of portfolio plans, ensuring key results are jointly owned with delivery teams and plans are reviewed regularly to reflect the strategic need
  • Facilitate an annual process to steer the identification of priorities and contributions to portfolio objectives
  • Recommend and report key results and targets so that portfolio performance reviews focus on and monitor the most useful things
  • Ensure that portfolios, and constituent projects and programmes, operate effectively and meet required standards.  Use progress reports and dashboards to facilitate performance monitoring by Portfolio Board, identifying, resolving, and/or escalating risks and issues as required
  • Co-ordinate portfolio stakeholder engagement; support the Portfolio Executive in engaging senior stakeholders and where necessary, resolving barriers to delivery

What the charity need from you:

  • Knowledge and significant experience of applying P3M methodologies including the preparation of business cases and related performance evaluation
  • An awareness of the organisation's charitable mission and context for strategy delivery
  • Proven leadership and facilitation skills, navigating uncertainty and politics.
  • Ability to communicate a compelling vision and standards for portfolio management; encouraging others to buy into and support achievement of these and overcome barriers to progress
  • Business management skills to understand strategy, business functions and decision-making, financial statements and performance metrics, logical and analytical approach
  • Proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver shared outcomes, monitoring the performance of multiple programmes and projects
  • Proactive approach to helping develop the capability of colleagues
  • Ability to form collaborative working relationships with a diverse network of internal stakeholders to promote integration across functions, representing and promoting own specialism as required
  • Portfolio practitioner status, which may be supplemented by programme and/or project practitioner qualifications

Closing date: 22:59, Sun, 22nd May 2022

To apply, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form where you can find out more information and complete your application by following the instructions.

Please note that you will be required to upload a CV and complete an application form where you will have the opportunity to tell the charity why you are best suited for this role.

The organisation is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

No agencies please.

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