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Head of Enterprise PMO

City of London
London (Central), London (Greater)
£63,910 - £72,390
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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The City of London Corporation is a unique and historic organisation. Situated in the heart of London’s ancient financial district – the Square Mile – we are the voice of the United Kingdom’s financial and professional services. We are also the governing body of the Square Mile, with local authority responsibilities from planning and transport to community engagement. Nowhere else in the country will you find this dynamic mix of national and local in one place.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to lead the team that provide project, programme, and portfolio management services to the City of London Corporation. Overseeing the governance of how we assess risk, timelines, and budgets to ensure accurate delivery. Collaborating with key stakeholders throughout the Corporation you will provide key data that accurately reflects a single version of the truth. Supporting Project and Programme Managers in reporting, escalation and quality assurance that promote best practices.


  • Leading the Enterprise PMO to support the Corporation’s project portfolio by establishing governance controls and assurance frameworks.
  • Work in collaboration with Project Managers, Senior Responsible Owners and Elected Members throughout each project lifecycle.
  • Challenge and influence Project Managers to ensure credible business cases.
  • Take accountability for budgets at all levels, ensuring whole life costs are considered and cashflow is effectively forecasted.
  • Lead the PMO team, ensuring resource deployment aligns with wider objectives. Coach, guide and develop team members whilst ensuring they have the tools and techniques to provide assurance to senior leaders.
  • Design and manage the project governance framework, establishing project risk and leading external reviews that monitor control effectiveness.

About you

You will hold a professional qualification in a recognised project or programme management discipline. Additionally, you will hold extensive experience in establishing and running project management office and developing service offerings in large, complex organisations.

  • We are seeking someone with thorough and in-depth experience of working on high value complex programmes within the public sector.
  • You will have a successful track record of capital programme delivery.
  • We are seeking a dynamic leader who can motivate, guide, and develop staff in a collaborative environment while instilling a commercial mindset across the team.
  • You will take comfort in collecting data, conducting assessments and understanding where projects are performing and what is at risk of lasing timelines or budgets.
  • You will have experience developing new and existing governance and assurance frameworks within a programme environment.
  • You will have experience of working in a political environment with strong knowledge of the public sector.

The City of London Corporation are working in partnership with Hammond Clarke for the recruitment of this campaign. For further information, please contact Chris Macdonald – Head of Permanent Recruitment, Public Sector on

For more information, please view our microsite that provides more information on the Corporation, the purpose of this team and detail about the available opportunities: City of London Corporation Careers | Commercial, Change and Portfolio Delivery (

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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