Job Details

Job ID
Job Title
PMO Analyst
Position Type
Business Brand
PF Group Transformation
Competitive + Bonus
About Us

About Us:
Provident Financial Group (PFG) is a leading specialist bank for the millions of people in the UK who are not well served by mainstream lenders. As a business, our purpose is to help put people on a path to a better everyday life with our clear and responsible approach to lending; an approach built on over 141 years of experience.

Group Transformation is a newly established team within Provident Financial Group to deliver substantial change across the organisation. It's role is to lead the development of the activity required to meet the strategic objective of the Group. Team members come from a broad range of backgrounds & industries including professional services, financial services, investment banking, legal services, retail and IT; we all have a different story with varied backgrounds and experiences. Together, we are committed to delivering complex transformational and organisational change to make a difference at PFG.

About the Role

What's the opportunity?

We are currently recruiting for a PMO Analyst to join our growing Group Transformation Team.

As a PMO Analyst you will assist in the definition, maintenance and execution of the standards of change management and related processes. You will support the successful delivery of projects through effective monitoring and reporting, assisting colleagues with the best use of change management disciplines and approaches whilst acting as a key point of contact.

Key responsibilities of a PMO Analyst?

  • To support project managers adherence to the change management framework, processes and tools.
  • Collation of status reporting across multiple projects and portfolios.
  • Tracking and communication of project status and metrics, reporting on project portfolio performance, providing a real-time, comprehensive, and prioritised view of all supported projects.
  • Acts as a reference point for PMO queries and information and an advocate for best practices in change management.
  • Collation, management & presentation of governance submissions through defined governance framework.
  • Undertake assurance review of key documents e.g. Project Status Reporting, Project Plans, Change Requests & similar.
  • Maintain processes to ensure change management documentation, reports and plans are relevant, accurate and complete.
Skills and Experience

What will it take to be a successful PMO Analyst?

  • To have supported programme or project control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings
  • To have managed all aspects of the monitoring and control processes and implemented corrective actions ensuring actions are implemented and capturing lessons learned.
  • Experience of independently managing all aspects of the change control process across a number of projects
  • At least 2 years’ experience gained within a PMO for a financial services/banking organisation
  • Able to work as part of a team and both take and receive views, as teamwork and sharing of issues is an absolute requirement.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, and experience of MS Project and Visio or similar would be desirable
  • Able to communicate to a diverse range of people both internally and externally, so must be able to communicate effectively and also display concern for impact.

Why choose PFG?
We like to let our employees know that we appreciate their hard work by offering competitive salaries and a range of reward schemes as well as regular performance management reviews and appraisals so that you can monitor your career progress. Benefits include:
  • Flexible/hybrid working considered
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Life assurance of 4x salary
  • Colleague Perks at Work recognition schemes
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay schemes
  • 1 paid day to give back to local communities or chosen charity

Inclusion & Diversity Statement
We know that by having a better, more inclusive culture and a diverse group of colleagues, we can support our customers and each other in the best way possible. We also believe this goes a long way to helping us live our purpose and defines why we are here in the first place: to help put people on a path to a better everyday life.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and we want people to join us no matter how they identify, their sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

We want to attract and retain the best people. So, we make sure that, if people need it, they are given all the extra support and reasonable adjustments to take part in any part of our application or interview process. We have also got lots of colleagues who choose to work flexibly, so please feel free to talk to us about how you prefer to work at any time.

We think that if you can Be Yourself in the workplace, you will do your best work and enjoy being part of the team and as a business we get to benefit from that and to celebrate all the wonderful things that diversity brings.