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PMO Project Manager – Bristol – FTC

Vacancy details

The PMO Project Manager position is a 6-month fixed term, full time opportunity based in our newly established PMO team. We’re seeking an experienced Project Manager with a proven track record of collaboration with key stakeholders. Your primary responsibility will be to lead the Agile planning and delivery of various projects.

This role involves scoping, managing delivery timescales, budgeting, resource allocation, reporting, communication, and ensuring smooth handover to BAU operations while vigilantly monitoring scope creep, RoI, and best practice sharing.

Joining our team comes with a range of rewarding benefits, including private healthcare, income protection, company pension, life assurance, 26 days holiday (rising to 29 days after 2 years) + bank holidays and additional Christmas leave.

We value work-life balance and offer hybrid working arrangements, providing the necessary tools for success whether you’re working from home or the office.  Most of our people choose to work in a hybrid fashion, working from home and attending our offices on occasion. Our offices are in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton, and Taunton.

Role: PMO Project Manager
Location: Bristol
Hours: Full-time
Term: 6 months FTC
Vacancy Reference: 1249-BBL

Who we are

You’ll be joining a national law firm that enjoys a strong reputation, made possible by our exceptional people – each chosen for their industry knowledge and passion for their field. We want to help you to reach your full potential, love the work you do and deliver the best results for your clients. It’s our goal to make you feel great about working with us, and we work hard to cultivate a culture that makes it easy for you to stay with us for many years.

Day to day, you’ll be successful in this role by:

As a PMO Project Manager, you’ll be responsible for:

• Project managing and delivering high profile, approved projects.
• Maintaining effective governance, documentation, and controls
• Project planning, reporting, risk management and financial controls
• Providing targeted and timely Management Information on all primary activities
• Providing input into the development of a common framework of good-practice standards, tools, templates and processes for running and governing the portfolio of projects and programmes
• Collaboration with senior business stakeholders to ensure smooth process and project change delivery and maximum benefits realisation.
• Undertake regular reviews to ensure that completed change programmes deliver the expected business benefit as identified in the initial business case.
• Effective change management planning to support the delivery of projects.
• Ensure each project / programme has agreed aims and (where possible) measurable KPIs on inception so that the success of each project can be assessed and reported upon post implementation.
• Exercise rigorous change control and guard against scope creep, whilst ensuring means of engagement for future opportunities and appropriate capture of such are provided.
• Manage complex risks and issues through to a logical resolution.
• For your projects, ensure the business case has proper coverage of all appropriate areas of activities, reasons, options, benefits expected, risks, costs, phases and timescales, investment appraisal and evaluation; ensure that it is agreed by all relevant stakeholders; and ensure that it is regularly reviewed.
• Communication and engagement of stakeholders and expectation management.

This role is right for you if you have:

• Recognised project management qualification or equivalent practical experience
• Process mapping experience.
• 3 years plus of project management and change management experience.
• Proficiency in Agile methodologies
• Strong stakeholder engagement skills
• Enthusiasm to support all aspects of the firm’s business.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects effectively.
• Excellent presentation and communication skills.

Behavioural Attributes:

• Organised, proactive, flexible, communicative, positive, and professional.
• Takes initiative and responsibility for driving progress.
• Demonstrates respect and courtesy towards all clients.
• Adaptable to change and encourages a collaborative approach.
• Promotes team camaraderie, learning, and best practices.

If you have 75% of the experience outlined above, we welcome your application. If you believe you can make a positive impact in this exciting new role and contribute to our firm’s success, we want to hear from you! Apply now to join our dynamic team.

What we can offer you:

A career at Clarke Willmott will feel different to other law firms. We thrive on our individual differences and diversity because as a team, we are united by our shared values and mutual respect. Working with us you will feel empowered, valued and free to be yourself in a safe and supportive environment.

Our mission is to help you realise your full potential whilst maintaining a positive work-life balance. We provide a comprehensive learning and development programme and a range of wellbeing initiatives to support your career journey.

There’s no doubt we expect the best from our people and even the occasional extra mile. In return, your dedication and commitment to the continued success of the firm will be rewarded with a comprehensive range of flexible benefits.

Listen to what a few members of our team have to say about what life here at Clarke Willmott is really like, to see if it’s the right fit for you.


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