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EPMO Portfolio Analyst (1620)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

Your Role

As an EPMO Portfolio Analyst, you’ll provide support, guidance and analysis across a wide range of projects and programmes to ensure their smooth delivery from inception through to closure. Within your role, you’ll be required to provide various services including strategic governance, demand and capacity planning, resource management, guidance on systems, tools and processes, reporting, and performance analysis. You’ll have the opportunity to work with key stakeholders and use your experience to help maximise portfolio performance, drive efficiency gains, and develop the capability and maturity of the Portfolio Management Office.

What You’ll Be Doing

• Ensure accurate categorisation of change requests into one of four delivery mechanisms – Defend, Transform, Grow and Enhance.
• Review submitted change proposals, and liaise with relevant parties to understand requests and appropriately prioritise or reject them for scoping.
• Create and update portfolio dependency map and liaise with relevant stakeholders to provide insight on portfolio, changes to map, and impacts on their areas of interest
• Maintain overall view of Portfolio finances, and produce regular reports to relevant stakeholders for decision-making
• Ensure escalation and variance requests are reported to the appropriate boards / committees
• Manage the list of accruals in the run up to year-end working with PMs to identify invoices that have been received and no longer need to be accrued for
• Ensure adherence to OneIM Change Delivery Framework, its stages, processes and governance gates, including RAID.
• Facilitate all governance meetings, and conduct project health checks, including tracking all governance meetings and their dates, attendees, decisions, outcomes and actions
• Provide resource management support to project, programme managers and team leaders, via the use of the resource management tool, and with day-to-day offline issues
• Monitor utilisation and regularly review project resource allocation to ensure optimal alignment of the required resources for successful project delivery.

What We’re Looking For

• Previous experience working in Portfolio Management Offices, or experience in one of the dedicated specialisms detailed in the job description.
• Needs to work autonomously, escalating to the Head of EPMO when necessary.
• Ideally, you’ll hold a qualification in project, programme or portfolio management.
• Excellent communication skills with a capacity to present, discuss and explain issues coherently and logically both in writing and verbally.
• Be conversant in working independently and as part of a small team, providing input, and turning ideas into tangible deliveries and tasks.
• Ability to balance conflicting and changing demands through prioritisation and a pragmatic approach.
• Have confidence to challenge in a positive and constructive manner when it is in the broader interests of the Group.
• Strong planning and organisation skills, including the ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously.
• Clear decision-making ability with the facility to judge complex situations and assess when to escalate issues.
If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application.

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

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    Group Services
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  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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    Fixed Term Contract
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