Portfolio Management Office Lead (PMO)

London, United Kingdom
£51,030 to £58,451 Starting from £51,030 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
12 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
25 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Other
Salary: £51,030 to £58,451 Starting from £51,030 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Post Type:  Full Time
Post Type:  Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 25 September 2023
Interview Date: Monday 02 October 2023
Reference: 2354-23-PS

University of East London

We are the University of East London, Founded in 1898, we at the University of East London (UEL) are proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

But we can't achieve this goal alone. We need forward-thinking, innovative, and curious individuals like you to join our community and help us craft our future. As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people who share your passion for creating positive change. We’re an inclusive and welcoming community that is constantly moving forward, never satisfied with the status quo.

About the Job

UEL (University of East London) IT Services is a centralized resource working collaboratively with the University community to transform UEL’s digital landscape in line with the University’s Vision 2028 strategic plan.  Engaging in ground-breaking initiatives delivered within a dynamically developing cloud environment.

The PMO Lead is a key member of the Portfolio Management Office team. This team is responsible for defining and maintaining the standards for portfolio management within the wider IT Projects Team.

The PMO Lead will be responsible for:

  • Driving development and adoption of good practice within the IT Projects Team
  • Collaborating with IT Department and other UEL Department’s Stakeholders to support the Associate Director of Projects with the definition, prioritisation, and production of the IT project roadmap.
  • Coaching Project Managers in the project delivery lifecycle expectations and the PMO controls for their projects, including stage gate preparation.
  • Oversight of projects’ delivery status, RAIDD (risks, issues, assumptions, dependencies, and decisions) plans, change, and budgets to ensure effective management of interdependencies, critical paths, benefits, escalations, and intervention to senior leadership as required.
  • Leadership and Line Management of the PMO Analysts.

About You

As an experienced PMO lead you possess extensive knowledge of project, programme, and portfolio management practices, standards, and methodologies. Alongside significant expertise in defining, implementing, and embedding best practice PMO governance processes.

You will have substantial experience of planning and monitoring projects and analysing project performance ,demonstrable experience in budget forecasting and reporting.

You have demonstrated experience working with multiple stakeholders across different levels of the organisation from a broad range of contexts plus experience of working in a fast-paced environment with high levels of change. 

Benefits Package 

Here are UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE. 

We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us), 28 days holiday (inc 3 days over Christmas) plus bank holidays, hybrid working for most positions, and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a shared success bonus of £4,250 pa, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on; Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping. 

Equal Opportunities 

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form. 

We're a disability confident employer and value all applications. Please let us know if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process. 

So, if you’d like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and commit to success, we want you to apply today! 

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    

To contact the recruitment team please phone +44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.