Portfolio Manager

Princes Risborough
65000.00 - 70000.00 GBP Annual
05 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Full time permanent - GBP65K - GBP70K
Full time 12 months FTC (up to GBP400p/d)
35 hours week

The award-winning Association for Project Management (APM) is the Chartered body for the project profession. APM is a registered educational charity with over 23,000 individual and 600 corporate members making it the largest professional body of its kind in Europe. APM is committed to developing and promoting a professional approach to project management through our broad offering of professional membership, qualifications, publications, resources, research and events. APM's vision is ambitious, challenging and radical. We recognise that to deliver it we need to inspire everyone to create "a world in which all projects succeed with project management as a life skill for all."

APM are seeking an experienced Portfolio Manager who can assist in achieving long term strategic and organisational goals within a short time frame. The purpose of this role is to manage a portfolio of projects focussed on project, process and system development, providing long term delivery and project effectiveness. If successful, you will ensure that current and future projects are delivered in line with best practice project management techniques appropriate to the type and scale of projects and delivering the
identified business benefit.

You will be working with APM's Executive team and other departments across the organisation to create a roadmap for future development aligned and prioritised in order to deliver APM's strategic and business objectives. You will be responsible for further developing the existing governance framework and portfolio structure in order to deliver the necessary project capability to support delivery of the roadmap and business objectives. Finally, you will be delivering a complex series of related projects, effectively
managing their interdependencies and allocating resources to support prioritised opportunities, providing dedicated leadership to the Portfolio Team, investing in their development.

It is essential that the role holder can demonstrate experience of portfolio delivery, translating business analysis, requirements definition and business case production into practical implementation. You will have outstanding communication and inter-personal skills as well effective negotiation and persuasion skills. You will have strong management skills with a proven capability to manage stakeholders at all levels as well as the team of 5 talented professionals.

The Association for Project Management (APM) is a membership association, professional body and charity. It was first incorporated in 1972 and obtained its Royal Charter on 1 April 2017. APM's mission is: "Inspiring communities to deliver meaningful change for societal benefit by advancing the art, science, theory and practice of project management." Detail on APM and its Charter can be found at apm.org.uk If you are interested in this opportunity and feel you have the necessary skills and expertise to work
with APM please send email your CV to:

Please note if you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Main benefits at APM:

  • 25 days holiday (excluding all public holidays). This increases with length of service - by one day after four years' service, then another day every other year, to a max of 30 days per year.
  • Private healthcare and dental cover is available after completion of six month probationary period. APM pays the premium for the employee. This becomes a 'benefit in kind'.
  • Pension scheme offered in line with auto enrolment. APM can contribute up to 7% of your salary depending on your own contribution. Even if you don't want to make any contributions, APM can contribute 4% of your salary. The pension scheme is available as a salary sacrifice.
  • There is a sick pay scheme which pays up to 30 days full pay for sickness absence in a rolling 12 months period, payable after probationary period.
  • Life assurance at four times the salary.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes - childcare vouchers, bus and train season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, walking to work scheme, additional annual leave (up to 10 days), and pension scheme.
  • Free parking - this is not guaranteed.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Performance Related Pay (PRP) scheme. The discretionary bonus will take account of individual performance as well as APM's overall financial performance.