Portfolio Delivery Manager

Job title: Portfolio Delivery Manager

Company: Hays UK – Birmingham City Council

Job description: Portfolio Delivery Manager vacancy at Birmingham City Council

Salary up to £78,123 per annum (depending on skills & experience), 29 days annual leave plus bank holidays, hybrid working pattern, generous pension scheme and many other benefits

Hays Technology are working in partnership with Birmingham City Council to recruit a portfolio delivery manager, leading the realisation of desired outcomes across a range of programmes and projects in the Digital and Technology Service on a permanent basis.

About digital and technology services at Birmingham City Council

This is a really exciting time to be joining the Digital and Technology Services team of Birmingham City Council, Europe’s largest local authority. With unprecedented investment in people and digital, a solid strategy, empowering leadership and a newly redesigned service to get behind, we are building digital services centred on the needs of our citizens, business and communities that will deliver on Birmingham’s bold ambitions for the city of today and tomorrow.

We are a multidisciplinary team at the heart of transforming public services for the UK’s second largest city. We create, develop, deliver and operate an exceptionally diverse range of services that have a direct impact on improving the lives of 1.2m residents every day.

We are embracing and promoting a truly digital, human centred approach for the whole organisation, underpinned by collaboration, openness and innovation. We take advantage of unparalleled access to data, doing things at scale and new ways of using technology as an enabler to re-imagine the way services are delivered and build the digital council of the future.

Job purpose

This is an exciting opportunity for a strategically-minded agile delivery professional to join a large, dynamic, collaborative delivery team that is passionate about delivering user-focused, sustainable change. You will be accountable for the delivery of a wide range of user-centred products and services delivered by multi-disciplinary teams using a combination of agile and traditional methodologies. Through optimising the selection, prioritisation and delivery of features, products and services, you will maximise the value achieved from investments in our services.

Birmingham is ramping up its digital aspirations and capability very fast. Shifting our people’s mindsets and approach from traditional to agile is key to us fulfilling our potential. By investing in a capability and culture function and a user-centred product function, this work is accelerating. We now need a strong delivery lead who is able to support and coach delivery teams to adopt and maintain agile practices and mindset.

The reward for applying your skills in this way? The satisfaction and recognition that goes with shaping and delivering high profile services and products (like our award-nominated Birmingham Guardian app) that make a real difference to citizens, businesses and staff. Birmingham’s scale makes this one of the biggest and most exciting roles of its kind in local government and you can expect a level of responsibility and professional development to match their ambition to be a best-in-class digital service.

Key attributes for this role are:

  • Educated to bachelor’s degree level, or equivalent experience, with evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Certified portfolio or programme practitioner or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in a Senior IT Portfolio Delivery role.
  • Significant knowledge of IT portfolio, programme, project management and product delivery.
  • Extensive knowledge of the application of best practice portfolio management techniques, principles, standards, policies, practices, and methodology.
  • Significant knowledge of agile delivery practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of portfolio, programme, and project financial management.
  • Significant knowledge of public sector procurement and supplier engagement at a portfolio level.
  • Knowledge of modern technology standards.
  • Delivery practitioner qualification is highly desirable.

Please check out the person specification for more information.

Recruitment process

An initial interview will take place for this role using Microsoft Teams on 11th or 12th April 2023, followed by an in-person half-day event on 18th April 2023, where you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills and experience and meet the team.

Closing date 31st March.

If you have the relevant experience and would like to apply, please submit your CV.

Expected salary: £78123 per year

Location: Birmingham

Job date: Wed, 12 Apr 2023 07:49:01 GMT

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