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PMO Manager, Transformation Team
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Recruiter: Cambridge Assessment
Listed on: 8th February
Location: Cambridge
Salary/Rate: £42500 - £48500
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 455645401_expired
Contact Name: Cambridge Assessment

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What it’s about

Cambridge International has recently established a Transformation Team to manage a number of complex Programmes and Projects which are helping to drive our strategic aims.

Reporting to the Deputy Director - Transformation, the team is responsible for programme and project delivery, strategic alignment, UAT and IT alignment.

At the heart of the team is a new PMO function which will ensure programmes and projects have full transparency, governance and traceability.

What you'll be doing

Ensure timely and accurate project and programme tracking information is collected

Support the Deputy Director, Transformation in analysing and reporting on project and programme performance and formulating recommendations for the Future of Assessment Board
Provide cross project oversight of benefits realisation and identification of project / programme dependencies, key risks and resourcing requirements and highlight potential issues and conflicts to the Deputy Director, Transformation
Support the administration of the project and programme governance framework
Analyse and interpret data to present outputs in an engaging and easily digestible format
Work with the Deputy Director, Transformation to maintain Cambridge International’s Project Management templates, methods and best practices
Support projects, programmes and other initiatives to ensure consistent and systematic approach to delivery across the project portfolio
Provide expert guidance and support in the application of PMO templates, methods and best practice
Train new and existing Project Managers in the Project templates and systems, disseminate changes throughout the Cambridge International PM community
Co-ordinate material for the Future of Assessment Board and other meetings as required
Administer meetings, manage submissions, manage agendas and actions
Provide project support to Future of Assessment programmes and in-flight projects
Support the alignment of business and technology projects to Cambridge International’s strategy

What we’re looking for

We are seeking an experienced PMO professional to shape, implement and manage the PMO framework within Cambridge International:


Educated to degree level or equivalent
Qualified in Project Management (e.g. PRINCE2) desirable but not essential


Able to quickly establish strong and effective relationships with individuals across the organisation
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Able to engage and influence individuals from all levels in the organisation
Strong Project, Programme and Portfolio Management skills
Strong Excel skills, particularly in relation to data analysis and presentation
Strong presentation skills
Previous experience creating and/or managing a PMO function
Previous experience in managing projects and programmes
Knowledge of the context in which Cambridge International operates
Experience of analysing and interpreting data and presenting this in an engaging and easily digestible format


Drives for results
Influences strategically
Engages key stakeholders and collaborates across Cambridge International and CA
Leads change and inspires confidence
Builds effective relationships, collaborates internally and across the company
Develops self and others

Who we are

Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of the University of Cambridge.

Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners' potential.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.

Generous contributory pension
28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme
Employee discount and cash back scheme at 1,200 retailers
Cycle scheme
Subsidised canteens
Corporate discounts on BUPA Care, Gym memberships and car rental
Support for professional qualifications

To apply, please upload CV and covering letter by clicking the APPLY button.
Work/life balance is important to us here at Cambridge Assessment, and we offer all our colleagues a range of flexible working options, which suit both the business and the employee. So please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 February 2018 and interviews will be held on 8 March 2018.

As part of your recruitment process you will be required to undergo a background screening. This will be carried out by our selected supplier, Credence Background Screening Limited.