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P&O Senior Consultant - Value Realisation Office – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

P&O Senior Consultant - Value Realisation Office – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: Up to £33,896
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Ref: R00AOR01012
  • Closing Date: 10 December 2021
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

The Value Realisation Office provides Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (PMO) services to support the achievement of our Society Strategy; enabling a clear line of sight between strategy and change delivery. 

Working in partnership with the Member Missions and change teams across the Society, the Value Realisation Office and more specifically the Agile Portfolio Management Office team, has accountability for strategic investment governance, outcome-based enterprise reporting and providing honest and independent assurance of progress, challenges and impacts to the Society.

We are seeking candidates with a desire to make a difference and the experience to contribute to a high performing team, operating in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.   If you are a team player with a strong sense of purpose, resilient, unafraid to challenge and hold others to account, possess excellent relationship management capability and an ability to present complex issues simply to a business audience, then we would welcome an application from you.

Your success isn’t based on how long you spend at your desk. You’ll have contracted hours, but we’re always happy to support flexible working wherever we can. That might mean working from home or different Nationwide offices or agreeing a working pattern to help you balance work and life. We will always strive to find a way that works for everyone.

If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

What you’ll be doing

Successful candidates would be working within our Agile Portfolio Management Office team, undertaking a range of activities to enable the safe delivery of Nationwide’s ambitious Change agenda.  Some examples are:

  • Working collaboratively with change teams and individual initiatives to educate, uplift capability, adapt and streamline processes, identify efficiencies and undertake independent assurance to improve quality of inputs/outputs
  • Design, operate and improve governance processes e.g. risk, issue and dependency management, driving the implementation and adoption of good/best practice
  • Undertake analysis and provide insight to support understanding e.g. Change team maturity, aggregate risk position and make recommendations to improve achievement of associated outcomes
  • Own/Support the operational elements contributing to a range of governance forums, including agenda management, the sourcing of content, production of MI and insight
  • Production of routine and ad-hoc content, reporting and MI which engages Senior audiences on Strategic Investment themed topics
  • Working with other teams/Communities across the Society on Strategic Planning and Investment related activities, capturing, evaluating and providing insight in relation to key information

About you

As a minimum requirement you’ll have:

  • Experience of working in a change environment and an appreciation of the challenges faced by change teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong personal and written communication skills
  • Experience in drafting quality reports, providing insight not just information and making reasoned recommendations
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and management capability
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage a range of work effectively and efficiently

It would be advantageous if you also had:

  • Experience of operating in an Enterprise Portfolio Management Office
  • Excellent Excel skills to support the production of MI and reporting and enable insight
  • Experience with PowerPoint to support the production of reports, governance packs and other adhoc requests for Strategic Investment related content
  • Demonstrable experience of managing governance activities within Waterfall and Agile change initiatives
  • Knowledge or experience of Agile frameworks such as SAFe or Scrum
  • Experience of working with Project or Portfolio Management toolsets
  • Experience of operating at an enterprise/organisation wide level
  • Project Management, Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Agile Delivery, Lean Six Sigma or equivalent Professional qualification(s)

We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of so many different kinds of people, so we want our employees to be just as diverse. We’d love to hear about:

  • Your values, and what makes you who you are
  • How you’d make a difference to our members in this role

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance

The extras you’ll get

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday pro rata

Why work at Nationwide

We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too.

If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.

What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So, if you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button.  You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application. 

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P&O Senior Consultant - Value Realisation Office – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

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