Portfolio Manager

Portfolio Manager

Job Title: Portfolio Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 22/03/21
Reference: 897232_1614328095
Contact Name: Lauren Byrne
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 26, 2021 08:28

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Portfolio Office Manager to join their team on a contract basis. This will be a remote based role and fall inside IR35.

This role is best suited to someone with a background in scientific research.

Overall Purpose:
*Establish and operate the portfolio management office for the National Core Study on COVID Transmission and the Environment ensuring that initiatives and fully planned, tracked, managed and reported on in terms of their performance, operation, financials, and impact / balance of the overall portfolio.
*The portfolio covers six themes of research activity supported through a mix of sixteen suppliers creating a complex and challenging portfolio to manage and report on.

Key Responsibilities:
*Provide an overview of theme programmes and their interdependencies, reporting anomalies to the Portfolio Manager.
*Produce analyses to support the balancing of the portfolio in terms of strategic goal attainment.
*Provide support materials and reports to the Portfolio Management Board, Programme Director, and Portfolio Manager to enable effective decision making.
*Maintain the reporting dashboards.
*Maintain the portfolio delivery plan.
*Maintain the integrated theme risk and issue logs
*Maintain and keep updated the portfolio dependencies register.
*Perform periodic reviews of the theme and supplier programme and project activities to ensure reasonable levels of planning and control are in place and make recommendations for improvement.
*Provide supporting information to HSE Procurement, Central Finance, Portfolio Finance, and related personnel.
*Provide a centre of expertise and develop programme and project management templates that can be called upon by theme leaders and suppliers. Ensure the templates are logically linked in with the theme portfolio reports.
*Provide a focal point for advice to theme leads, programme managers, suppliers and project managers on best practice programme and project management.

Essential Skills and Experience:
*Proven experience of establishing, running and finally closing a Portfolio, Programme or Project Office across a portfolio in excess of £50M
*Deep experience in managing complex external supplier and partner relationships
*Experience of working in the public sector and in academic environments
*Experience of research projects is highly desirable

Ways of Working:
*Highly motivated self-starter capable of working independently and remotely
*Comfortable and motivated to deliver both strategy and operations. A roll-up-your-sleeves approach

Other Information
Contract role
Duration: 12 months
Remote based
Inside IR35

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

Keywords: portfolio manager, project manager, project assistant, programme office, portfolio office, public sector, scientific research

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