Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.
An opportunity has arisen to apply for the role of an IT Portfolio Manager working closely with the Communities and the Regeneration and Culture directorates. This will include Civic Pride, Housing, Highways, Parking and Transportation, Planning and Regeneration.
This is a key hands-on role whose overall purpose is to provide the main link between IT and the business areas. Working within the Portfolio Governance Framework (PGF) you will evaluate new ideas and determine their viability; develop, prioritise, and implement solution roadmaps; manage the directorate’s complete portfolio of works through to benefit realisation, and produce Management Information to present back to the directorates management teams.
You will have line-management responsibility for project managers and analysts that will include their development, coaching, mentoring and day-to-day operational efficiencies.
To apply for the role, you will have experience of the following
- Programme/project management: the complete lifecycle, taking ideas through to implementation and benefits realisation with formal stage gate reviews.
- Management Information/KPI tracking and reporting of progress and state.
- Financial management experience of projects and programmes – viability and ROI.
- Line-managing and developing professional staff.
- Working at Head of Service and Director levels.
- Desirable, but not essential: Understanding of the Communities and Regeneration business areas.
The attached Job Description is undergoing a review to reflect the changed role as described above.
This is a full time, permanent post.
To apply for this post, you must submit an online application form along with uploading a copy of your CV and cover letter.
Ambitious for Redbridge
All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.