Portfolio Management Office (PMO) Assistant
Parliamentary Digital Service
£26715 - £26715
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Looking for that first step on the career ladder?
Want to work at the heart of democracy?
In this exciting entry level role as Portfolio Management Office Assistant, you'll have the chance to learn all about digital projects and programmes. The role is designed to provide exposure and junior experience of a broad range of project delivery disciplines, and it has a proven track record of providing a great foundation for a Parliamentary career. You can expect to:
provide general admin support to all of the teams in the Planning & Delivery directorate
plan and organise events for the whole directorate (100+ people)
learn and get involved in all the disciplines of project delivery e.g., business analysis; change management; project management; programme management and stakeholder engagement
work with a broad range of people and learn how Parliament works
be ready to take the next step in your career
What You Need
Keen to learn and ready to work in a fast-moving environment, you will have experience of:
providing administrative support to an individual or a team; where taking ownership of tasks, paying attention to detail and meeting deadlines were essential
planning events involving multiple stakeholders, where organisational skills and customer service were key
producing effective verbal and written communications using Microsoft products e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
learning new skills, learning from mistakes and not being afraid to ask for help!
the ability to pass security clearance, backed by the right to work in the UK
About The Team
The Digital PMO sits within the Planning & Delivery Directorate of the Parliamentary Digital Service. It serves all the projects and programmes within the Digital Portfolio. As a team of 20+, we support and report the delivery of Parliament's digital change; providing assurance to stakeholders that we are doing things right - holding the corporate conscience in relation to delivery.
UK Parliament is steeped in history and tradition. It is an important part of UK life and we need to ensure as many people as possible can engage with its work. This is why we are at the start of a huge transformation programme powered by technology. The Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) works with the Houses of Commons and the House of Lords with all their IT and digital needs.
Please refer to our Candidate Information Pack for a full list of our benefits which include:
up to 35 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays
generous maternity pay policy up to 6 months full pay
great pension scheme options (contributory and non-contributory)
on-site subsidised gym, nursery, catering, post office, travel office and GP
flexible options including hybrid working and family friendly policies
How To Apply
Please make sure you're clear on the requirements of the role. These can be found in the Job Description and Candidate Information Pack. To apply, you will need to show how you meet up to the first five criterion. Our application process is anonymous to prevent bias.
Interviews: TBC 12 or 13 July 2023
Format: Panel Interview (Remote)
For our people, we provide an amazing opportunity to bring their talents to an institution that sits right at the heart of society in the UK. We are helping to change UK Parliament and strengthen democracy. What matters here is your potential for growth and your commitment to playing your part in our ongoing success.
We are passionate about providing an environment which promotes inclusion, diversity and equality. Regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, beliefs or any of the other things that make you, you. We welcome applications from people who feel under-represented in the workforce. This includes those who may feel disadvantaged because of their socioeconomic circumstances.