PMO / Governance Manager (Lovely Blue Chip Co)

Job Title: PMO / Governance Manager (Lovely Blue Chip Co)
Job Reference: TL/HQ00052032

Location: Brighton
Job Type: Permanent

£80000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits: + Amazing Blue Chip Bens i.e. Up to 55% Bonus
Sector: IT

Posted 9 days ago

Governance/PMO manager, Lovely Blue Chip Company, Brighton Area, Up to £80K Base + 12% Car Allowance + 15% Pension, Up to 55% Bonus, 38 Days holiday, Medical, Life Assurance, Agile Working !!!!

About The Company:

The company is a leading FTSE 250 Company with real heritage. They are a household name in the UK however more importantly they have one of the best working cultures we know, they offer flexible/agile working and provide a great working atmosphere so they very much sell themselves.

Short Summary:

Working with Head of Group Finance Change, Programme/Project Managers and other Change Management professionals to define P3O functions and services which will have a measurable impact on the profitability and effectiveness of the Portfolio whilst ensuring alignment to the Business’s Strategic objectives.


Collaborates with Senior Stakeholders and other Change Management professionals to leverage financial insight, assess affordability and promote appropriate leadership actions.

Leads the creation and production of key MI such as portfolio plans and forecasts to deliver the short term and long term strategic objectives. Ensures sufficient frequency, granularity, accuracy and analysis/insight to enable informed decision making.

Delivers best practice P3O functions and services and provides coaching and mentoring services to all levels of Portfolio Analysts – ensures team works as a cohesive unit.

Critically reviews and evaluates proposals for PMO activity, ensures prioritisation of tasks takes place and that tasks align with the PMO target operating model. Empowers challenging where conflicts and contention exists so that the integrity of the model is maintained.

Organises regular reviews to ensure that demand is understood and supply is aligned both in terms of capacity and capability across the portfolio.

Recommends improvement opportunities for P3O processes and technology usage. Stays abreast of best practice and guidance relating to the management of P3O activity.

Defines, develops and delivers P3O functions and services to ensure a consistent and excellent level of service is delivered. Ensures that customer expectations are met, service is consistent with what has been communicated and is aligned to company values.

Takes the lead in all matters with regards to the management of relevant employees. Ensures that management discretion is used in a consistent manner and that the area follows the Group’s policies and procedures including the Partnership Agreement to maximise business performance.

Provides leadership ensuring that appropriate prioritisation, planning, resourcing and contingency for customer issues are highlighted into Project/Portfolio plans so that they are reviewed and maintained regularly.

Demonstrates flexibility and mobility to support changing customer needs and new ways of working (including but not limited to Agile and LEAN).

Ensures the principles of Conduct Risk are embedded into your day to day operations to deliver good customer outcomes at all times. Ensure that all business processes and internal controls within your role are designed and performed in a way that delivers good customer outcomes and demonstrates effective management of Conduct Risk.

Works with the Group Finance Change team and  Business Key stakeholders  to ensure a balanced control and governance model is developed, adhered to and monitored where development activity is in place or introduced.

Qualifications Needed:

Required - P3O Foundation and Practitioner

Preferable - MoP Foundation and Practitioner


Demonstrated experience in delivering best practice PMO functions and services.

Understanding and use of Microsoft Office and Sharepoint.

Experience in delivering process changes and setting up of Change PMO and driving change in best practise.

Management of staff.

Experience of using Portfolio Management tools.


Detailed knowledge of PMO/P3O functions and services.

Understanding of process improvement models.

Understanding of Risk Management processes.

Understanding of Benefits Realisation planning and monitoring.

The willingness to embrace new technologies and influence other parts of the business to adopt.

The ability to support and benefit from virtual meetings, with limited reliance on face-to-face meetings.

The willingness and ability to work without the constraints of a fixed office or desk location, focusing on outcomes and benefits, rather than tasks and measures.

Quality Assurance experience with implementing System Delivery Life Cycles.


Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

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