PMO Support Analyst

Discipline: Business Support
Salary: £Competitive
Job ref: 005462

The PMO Support Analyst is an integral member of the Project Team.  Effective change delivery support and people engagement are critical to the success of the role.  The role can be based in any Blake Morgan office, with regular travel to other offices as required.

The PMO Support Analyst role is primarily responsible for:

*       You will be part of the programme delivery function, working closely with the Programme Manager, and who will be tasked with ensuring an ambitious portfolio of business change and IT technology projects are delivered on time and in line with the firm's objectives and strategy. Ensuring projects are coordinated and managed appropriately, in line with a governance framework that you will help to create.

*       Providing support services and oversight ensuring visibility of spend status and risk. 

*       Taking ownership of smaller, discrete project and change initiatives in isolation or as a workstream lead project supporting a larger project.

Key Areas of Responsibilities

Responsibilities not limited to the following:

*       Helping to establish the project delivery function, which will involve designing and implementing our internal processes and governance arrangements. Working with the IT Programme Manager and Change Manager and other business services colleagues to define the scope and remit of the team and its position in the firm.

*       Developing and maintaining relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, customers, and suppliers

*       Ensuring the agreed project management methods, standards and processes are maintained throughout the project lifecycle.

*       Assisting the IT Programme Manager and Change Managers in the production and maintenance of project plans and other project related documentation.

*       Co-ordinate the production of all reports and produce project summary reports, producing financial and non-financial reports and management information

*       Set up and maintain systems for recording project costs

*       Maintain risk and issue logs and change control records

*       Stay up to date on all projects and current status to assist with keeping projects and programmes on track and to budget

*       Work closely with the IT Programme Manager and Change Manager to identify opportunities to continuously improve existing governance processes

Skills / Experience Required

*       Relevant professional qualifications i.e. P30, APMP, Prince2, APMG Change Management (desirable but not essential)

*       Experience of working in a legal or other professional services environment (desirable)

*       Knowledge and experience of working with a range of project and risk management methodologies and techniques, and related governance frameworks and documentation together with a good understanding of the PMO core tools and processes

*       Proven excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally within a diverse group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts

*       Ability to build and maintain excellent relationships with internal and external customers, and third party partners/suppliers

*       Ability to demonstrate good understanding of the use of standard tools and templates to monitor project budget, timescales and scope in line with an agreed plan

*       Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Possess keen attention to detail and numeracy and multi-tasking skills

*       Self-motivated with ability to deal with difficult or demanding situations.  Well-developed analytical skills

*       Experience working in a team-orientated, collaborative environment

*       Committed to rigour around treating all clients fairly

*       Focused on attributing dedication, determination and loyalty to colleagues, clients and communities

*       Able to demonstrate continuous development and diversity in thinking

*       Understands and complies with Information Security responsibilities commensurate with this advertised role including Data Protection and the duty of confidentiality

Blake Morgan is committed to adopting Smart Working practices, where appropriate in the context of business needs, and empowering colleagues to maximise their performance.  Whilst we strive to ensure consistency of approach across the firm, there will inevitably be some differences in working practices across our business groups and business support functions.  We consider each colleague's personal preferences, working styles and development needs when deciding the best arrangements to suit our clients and colleagues.  A typical approach would be a blend of working in your usual office, working from another Blake Morgan office, working from a client's office and working from home.  A Guide to getting the most out of Smart Working Policy is available for our colleagues.   You will be a core part of the team and able to access the technology, support, training and resources you require. 

Blake Morgan is one of the UK's leading full-service law firms, with offices in London, Wales, Thames Valley and the South Coast region. We provide our clients with practical and straightforward legal advice whatever their regional, national and international requirements. Our clients are commercial businesses, not-for-profit organisations, government agencies and private individuals.

Our office locations and details of how to reach them are found here.

Benefits

Some of the benefits of working at Blake Morgan include:

*       26 days' annual holiday and option to purchase 1 weeks' leave

*       Birthday holiday

*       My Time – one working week off for community, faith-based festivals, volunteering, or wellbeing activities

*       Profit Share Scheme

*       Performance related bonus scheme

*       Private medical insurance including access to a health advice helpline

*       Auto-enrolment pension scheme (5% employer pension contribution when employee contributes 3%)

*       Life assurance scheme

*       Critical illness cover

*       Cash Plan - claim for flu jab, health screening, optical and dental plus a range of wellbeing and health services

*       Employee Assistance Programme

*       Professional subscriptions

*       Free parking or travel season ticket loan depending on your office location

*       Cycle to work scheme

*       Discounts at leading retailers

*       Recruitment referral scheme

*       Gifts at key lifestyle and career milestones