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A well-established Private Bank; offering comprehensive Banking, Wealth Management and Investment Management services has a permanent opening for a PMO to be based from their London office. As a PMO you will define and maintain processes, controls and governance framework standards for project and change management. Providing specific support to the Change Management and IT functions, monitoring the status of projects, track deliverables and milestones and ensure adherence to the governance framework.
Defining and updating the in-house project management processes, standards and governance
Deploying best practice to establish, manage and operate an appropriate project quality assurance and health check structure
Organise and undertake quality assurance reviews and health checks to ensure work is being undertaken to a sufficiently high standard
Prepare insightful monthly reporting packs for Board and other senior management committees
Ensuring Change Managers and IT PMs keep project plans and governance documents updated
Maintain the portfolio schedule, clearly tracking the delivery of key milestones and working with Change Managers and IT Project Managers to assess the wider impact of any changes
Introduce Risk Awareness by proactively identifying and raising control deficiencies and driving diligent risk remediation across the portfolio
Day-to-day management of various project control processes, escalated issue and risk management, scope/change control and business and team resource tracking
Ensure status, issues, and risks are tracked and are effectively communicated
Identify and track interdependencies between key pieces of work being delivered
Assist the Head of Change in the maintenance of the department budget and work with Finance department to provide actual/forecast data
Manage programme level Lessons Learned repository; attend Post Project Review meetings to identify key areas of improvement
Organise workshops to identify areas of improvement for projects, documenting recommendations and presenting them to the Head of Change, COO and Head of Delivery
Build up a repository of project templates - to identify best practice
Working with auditors to complete project and team audits, assisting change and project staff with documentation, tracking and closing out audit actions
Proven track record in leading PMO function for a small team or as part of a large programme
3+ years in a similar PMO role, within Financial Services or Professional Services
Change focused; understanding the business and how to best implement successful change frameworks, delivering change and project frameworks in a regulated environment
Ability to seek committed resourcing in advance based on project requirements
Ability to see, understand and influence the wider picture of business strategy
Demonstrated ability to achieve sustainable business improvements across an organisation within a limited time scale
Proven record of assisting with project and team audits and following up on CMP actions
Proven record of delivering PMO and applying consistent management frameworks