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  • to £600 per day (Within IR35)
  • Contract , 4 months
  • Full time

Our government client is currently looking for a Demand Management Lead for a 4 months contract at £600pd inside IR35. 


Contract Length: To 31st March 2022 


Location: Remote 

IR35: Inside 

Pay Rate to Candidate: Umbrella: £600 per day inside IR35 


As the Portfolio Definition and Demand Management Lead you will play a critical role in: 

• Developing and evolving an effective and agile portfolio definition and demand process that meets the needs of the directorate and aligns with wider processes and governance 

• Ensuring the approach taken delivers insight that helps the CC&I SLT to make informed strategic and tactical decisions on how and were to invest constrained resources 

• Support CC&I governance, ensuring high quality portfolio outputs are fed into the right forums at the right time 

• Working closely with teams across CC&I to develop a view of the pipeline of demand, enabling early triage and effective use of resources 


What You’ll Do 

• Ensure our approach to portfolio management and demand management evolves as the department transitions to steady state 

• Develop efficient and agile processes and ensure these are run effectively to deliver the required outcomes 

• Build a pipeline of new demand, enabling visibility of new initiatives and early triage to ensure effective use of resources 

• Develop a deep understanding of delivery across CC&I, supporting the SLT in making strategic and tactical decisions on delivery 

• Develop high quality, insight led, outputs to support SLT decision making 

• Build relationships with a range of stakeholders, at all levels of the organisation, to support decision making and ensure effective delivery 


Who You Are 

We’re interested in people with skills in: 

• Portfolio Management and Planning 

• Briefing and presentation experience 

• Building productive working relationships quickly to build confidence with the programmes and projects 

• Building relationships with key stakeholders at all levels of the organisation 


Essential skills / experience / knowledge: 

• Experience of leading Portfolio management activities within a fast paced, customer centric environment, within the civil service or local government and in data related engagements 

• Ability to develop efficient and effective processes 

• Data analysis and insight development 

• Ability to work with, and influence, a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels of the organisation 

• Ability to flex across a range of priorities and deliver quality outcomes in a fast-paced environment 

• Able to identify and manage dependencies with other teams across the Programme 

• Able to work independently make decisions and judgement calls on behalf of executives and the team to progress work at pace 

• Confident liaising with and influencing at C suite level, able to challenge the status quo yet take a balanced approach across the programme 

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to chair meetings in place of executives where required 

• Player-manager for the Customer Service Portfolio Office with the willingness to dive into the detail where required to resolve issues quickly and thoroughly 

• Able to work with ambiguity and conflicting priorities in a challenging and fast-pace environment 


Strong experience in government space / Demand Management and Government PMO's 

  • Quote ref: 100377/48506

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