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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/04/2021.

Portfolio PMO Manager

Job Reference: 918-IM7088

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Blood Technology
National: This is a national vacancy, the successful candidate may be based at any of our main centres
£38,890 - £44,503 plus HCA where applicable

Technology programmes don’t get much more important than this. The mission: to modernise the technology that underpins the UK blood supply chain to support the wider NHS and our donors and patients. In a fast paced, agile environment, you’ll help us build new capabilities and deliver real technology change, faster and more effectively than ever as we support the realisation of NHSBT’s core mission of saving and improving more lives.


The work of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) impacts on a huge proportion of the population. Every month, we gather thousands of units of blood for transfusion purposes, and we work tirelessly to enable the retrieval and transportation organs and tissues to the optimal patient. Digital, Data and Technology Services play a vital part in this work. And it is within this forward-thinking team that you could find an exceptional challenge, plus the scope to develop your skills and expertise even further.


About the role


Taking responsibility for managing large budgets and reporting for a number of high profile major programmes within the blood and donor digital portfolio, you will be responsible for ensuring the work we do is appropriately governed, aligned to organisation programme management methodologies and most importantly, ensure we report accurately on progress to various boards including the NHS board and cabinet office.


Our major programmes are the delivery vehicle through which we will realise the blood technology strategy, they will be responsible for delivering highly complex technology change to national critical applications and associated technologies that will future proof the UK blood supply chain. It is therefore critical we accurately and consistently manage our budgets, progress reporting and stay on top of any risks and issues that may arise for which your role is essential


Out with the portfolio, you will be engage with the wider programme management community to ensure our portfolio continues to be aligned to organisation programme management methodologies and you will be tasked with continuously looking for ways we can improve the way we work and our alignment.


About you


We are looking for candidates who are highly analytical and pay close attention to detail, We’re looking for you to have a digital, agile mindset along with a positive and can-do attitude and are keen to develop your skills further.


As a key member of our portfolio team, we are looking for you to utilise your experience to support the management of a number of high profile programmes. We expect you to be well versed in project and delivery management methodologies (both agile, waterfall, product focussed) and ideally have a related qualification or degree to underpin your practical experience. We are also looking for you to:

  • Have extensive knowledge and experience of project management to cabinet office (OGC) Prince 2 practitioner level and managing successful programmes (MSP) Level or equivalent experience
  • Have extensive experiencing managing the budget and reporting for large scale programmes
  • Have great problem-solving skills, with the ability to anticipate risks and identify the measures that need to be taken whilst communicating progress to senior executives and boards.
  • Be a able to manage and influence a variety of stakeholders to ensure that programme reporting is completed and risks and issues are being appropriately tracked and managed in line with the portfolio governance
  • Have extensive knowledge and experience of MS office products, particularly Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Project


About us

At NHSBT, we set standards that other healthcare organisations aspire to. Our people are passionate about saving and enhancing as many lives as possible, and despite the difficult circumstances of the last year, they have worked collaboratively to drive the most incredible results.

We champion a truly progressive mind-set in which we all want to raise our standards wherever possible, so you will find an exceptional workplace in which to implement your skills. In turn, we can offer a friendly working environment in which colleagues genuinely enjoy the work that they are doing, enhanced by exceptional training and development opportunities.

You will also have access to a generous benefits package that includes plenty of annual leave, a competitive pension, multiple staff discounts and a great work/life balance.

So, if you are ready to put your skills to the test in an organisation that will challenge you to think bigger and better, then you will be a natural fit in our team.

For more information click on the link Blood technology modernisation in the Further Links section

Interviews expected to be held week commencing 4th May 2021, subject to confirmation

Closing Date 26th April 2021

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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