Service Care Solutions Ltd

Planning Manager

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Planning Manager to work for CT Police in Greater London.

Please see below for more information or to apply please contact Lewis on 01772 208962.

Role: Planning Manager

Location: Empress State Building / Hybrid

Pay: £500+ DOE

Job Purpose
Working within the Portfolio Management Office (PfMO), the purpose of this role is to ensure effective management of plans and schedules at project, programme and portfolio level.

This will include ensuring that portfolio and programme level interdependencies are understood and managed within the plan.
Key Responsibilities
Portfolio Management:
, Day-to-day management of the national and London CT & PS portfolio plans, supporting the sequencing of key change programme and project activities and deliverables, and ensuring that all milestones and internal and external dependencies are identified, logged and monitored.
, Track key milestones and highlight dependencies in the change delivery portfolio, understand how these contribute to delivery of benefits and how any changes affect the risk profile.

This will require close working with the Risks and Issues Manager and the Benefits Management Manager, and with the Reporting Manager to ensure that reports accurately reflect progress against the portfolio plan.
Centre of Excellence:
, Develop, maintain and implement robust, effective and efficient planning approach and processes, and provide associated guidance and tools required, at portfolio, programme and project levels.
, Provide planning tools and products for monitoring areas such as project milestones, overview plans and timelines, and be responsible for ensuring these are reviewed within programmes and projects and on a regular basis.
, Ensure that consistent planning management standards and practices are adhered to across the CT & PS change portfolios at all levels, working with Project and Programme PMOs to achieve this.
, Use experience and lessons learned to provide best practice guidance to support successful delivery of the projects and programmes within portfolio.
Essential Experience
, Experience of facilitating groups, balancing conflicting opinions, building consensus as necessary.
, Good working knowledge and application of Microsoft Project across major change programmes or projects.
, Experience of applying PPM methodologies in a large project, programme or portfolio environment.
, Experience of providing coaching and guidance to promote adherence to standards.
, Knowledge of and direct experience in applying programme and project management approaches such as MSP and PRINCE2.
, Experience of establishing and implementing planning processes within a large Programme or portfolio environment.
, Experience of setting and delivering planning frameworks and dependency management processes within a large programme or portfolio environment.
, Previous experience of working in (local) government, a security agency or policing.
Experience within areas outlined will also be considered should the essential qualification not be met.

We will provide training for the successful candidate.
o Project Planning & Control: Practitioner and/or recognised industry equivalent qualification
o MS Project and/or recognised industry equivalent qualification
o PRINCE2 Foundation
o P3O Certification (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices): Foundation
o Management of Risk (M_O_R): Foundation
o MSP Foundation
, Minimum SC Clearance.

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