Strategic Portfolio Management Office Analyst

UK Research and Innovation - STFC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

STFC – Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX

About Us

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at

The recruiting partner is the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). STFC is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has become available for a dynamic Analyst to join one of Europe’s largest multidisciplinary research organisations.

STFC’s corporate strategy and impact team leads on STFC’s strategic planning, impact reporting and evaluation activities and is now encompassing a new activity – the establishment and operation of a Strategic Portfolio Management Office (SPMO). This new function is designed to improve the strategic oversight and management of STFC’s large project portfolio covering business case development, initiation, approval, monitoring, review and evaluation processes across STFC, supporting the organisation’s senior management and project leads.

Reporting to the SPMO Manager, you will play a key role in supporting the establishment and management of this new activity. The initial design and definition of the SPMO is currently taking place including work streams on developing and managing new processes, reporting, governance, communications and stakeholder engagement.

You should be an experienced programme or portfolio analyst with sound knowledge and experience of project, programme and portfolio management delivery in order to manage the data and processes associated with the SPMO.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • supporting the establishment and management of a Strategic Portfolio Management Office which offers strategic oversight of the major projects portfolio to the organisation in support of Senior Responsible Officers (SROs), Directors and Executive Board
  • supporting the development of new policies, processes, governance and reporting associated with the SPMO, to provide the appropriate advice and assurance to Executive Board on the strategic oversight of STFC’s major projects portfolio
  • facilitating the governance of the SPMO by setting up and providing support for any new Governance body required by the SPMO and provide secretariat for its meetings
  • assessing and supporting the benefits management of the portfolio and providing advice.

About you

It is essential that you are educated to degree level, or equivalent, with significant relevant work experience.

Experience of operating in a project, programme and portfolio management team and a formal project management qualification (for example APM, PRINCE2 etc.) is also essential for this role.

You must have experience of project or programme management software tools and management dashboards.

Experience of benefits realisation and/or monitoring and evaluation work would be desirable but not essential.

What we offer

We take care of our employees by offering many benefits including:

  • Employee Discount site
  • Health screening
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Rent Deposit Loan
  • My Family Care
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 6th May 2018.

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