About the role

The Corporate Portfolio Management Office (CPMO) is responsible for the provision of a range of services across the NHS Digital portfolio including planning and reporting, assurance, governance and approvals and benefits management.

A critical element in the success of the CPMO function is to ensure it engages effectively with business areas particularly the Technology Transformation Portfolio (TTP) to provide advice and guidance, seek feedback, share information / best practice and to ultimately add value. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven and motivated individual to join the CPMO who will play a lead role in establishing effective relationships with business areas.

As part of the role you will be responsible for

  • engaging effectively with business areas to provide advice and guidance, seek feedback, share information / best practice
  • being CPMO liaison point to provide advice, guidance and support to programmes on all aspects of CPMO services including new and/or evolving initiatives e.g. planning standards, governance changes, reporting requirements etc
  • working together with the CPMO team and business areas to create reporting that provides greater insight and analysis for improved decision making
  • analysing scenarios and flexibility in responding in high pressure situations such as short notice requests for information to support the senior management team e.g. Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Reports, Annual Business Plan
  • supporting the improvement, quality and consistency of processes, work products and reports across the Portfolio Partnering team
  • coordinating the collation of data in an efficient and consistent format in response to cross system Portfolio Management requests e.g. Prioritisation, Ministerial briefings, etc.

About you

Some of the key skills and experience you'll bring to the role:  

  • proven ability to support portfolio and programmes in their development and execution of governance frameworks, assurance approaches and reporting.
  • experience in the delivery of programmes and projects, particularly in terms of reporting requirements, planning and dependencies, risk and issue management and benefits realisation.
  • demonstrable knowledge of project management methodologies such as Prince 2, Agile or equivalent
  • ability to present quality information and analysis for senior management and manage stakeholders using strong interpersonal skills.
  • educated to Bachelors or equivalent

What's in it for you

  • a role as part of a dynamic team using data and digital technology to transform health and care
  • a range of opportunities to build your experience in an environment where your
    work has a direct and positive impact
  • a real commitment to your personal and professional development with access
    to a broad range of learning opportunities

About us

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.

Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives.

We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.

Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital/our-work

Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Why you should apply

We value the different experiences our people bring to their work at NHS Digital. We're working to create an environment where everyone can make a full contribution no matter their background, identity, or circumstances.

Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.  Don't worry if you don’t meet all the criteria we’ve suggested – knowledge and experience you've gained in other ways might make us think about the role differently. Go ahead and apply.

Our work matters. You matter.

What we offer you:

  • we're moving to a hybrid working approach which offers you an informal, flexible way of blending home and office working
  • flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed; these include part-time hours, job sharing, flexible hours and part-remote set ups
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 33 days with service
  • ability to buy and sell annual leave  
  • a generous pension (with our contribution equal to 20.6% of your earnings)
  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance
  • employee benefit schemes including our Season Ticket Loan, Car Lease and Bike to Work schemes

Next steps

Remote interviews will take place week commencing 13th December 2021. Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email.

To view further information please see the attached role profile.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We only ask applicants to disclose convictions which are not yet spent / unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Following an offer of employment, we will carry out a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the pre-employment check process.


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