HR Change PMO

Posted May 24, 2024
Project ID: BCLYJP00045618
Glasgow, Hybrid
35 hrs/week
6 months
Payrate range

Location: Glasgow, hybrid role (Wed, Thurs onsite)

Length: 6 Months , likelihood of extension

PAYE only


The Barclays HR purpose is “making Barclays a great place to work”. From recruitment to retention, skills development to talent management, Barclays HR supports them all. The HR Function is made up of 1,500 people globally including centres of expertise specialising in diversity and inclusion; employee relations; learning; resourcing; reward and performance; and HR operations.

We want to create the best possible experience for our colleagues - whether they’re experienced professionals or just starting out. We offer them plenty of opportunities to develop and get the most from their careers.

About HR Change

Barclays’ HR purpose is making Barclays a great place to work. HR Optimisation contributes to this by enabling HR to optimise its strategic service model through integration, efficiency, and simplification. This is realised through the delivery of an exceptional transformation experience across the portfolio of strategic initiatives. This role will require a strong collaboration with leaders and colleagues from HR and the broader business, in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

Key Accountabilities

  • Implementing & embedding PMO standards through project phases

  • Oversee project delivery Quality Assurance

  • Assist in the production of SteerCo level papers, agendas, ensuring they are prepared to a high standard on a timely basis

  • Take and manage actions and minutes at project governance meetings

  • Ensure all project documentation is in place, shared and also stored in an easily retrievable manner

  • Assist with ensuring workstream leads have the relevant documentation, resource, plans and RAIDs

  • in place, that they are maintained in a timely manner and are at the right quality

  • Assist with programme forums, have awareness of the Programme progression and ensure understanding of all the delivery risks and issues

  • Regular status reporting 

  • Supporting the HR Accountable Executive and HR Lead in the overall execution of their programme  roles

Stakeholder Management and Leadership 

  • Takes ownership for management of key stakeholders to ensure success

  • Ensures that stakeholder mapping & stakeholder plan is comprehensive and considers internal and external stakeholders.

  • Communication to key stakeholders/groups to keep them informed of key changes and potential impact of the programme outcome through published status reports.

  • Facilitate negotiation/mediation between different stakeholders to aid decision making process.

Decision-making and Problem Solving 

  • Ensures systematic problem solving where options are evaluated and decisions align with the values and all are documented

  • Adapts to changing requirements, re-prioritising and changing course as necessary

  • Ensures any decisions are made with consideration of the short and long-term impact on key stakeholders.

Risk and Control Objective 

  • Take ownership for managing risk and strengthening controls in relation to the work you do.

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable PMO experience, working on business driven initiatives with cross functional delivery impact 

  • Experience of delivering PMO services across a multi-workstream project     

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and stakeholder management skills. Able to work with and present to senior stakeholders. 

  • Excellent PC skills, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word, MS Project and Visio skills.

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:

  • HR background/HR projects experience

  • Ability to work across multiple sub-teams, divisions and geography

  • Strong team working skills, including working effectively within a remote team

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. It is diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Barclays businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by its service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.


Everything Barclays does is shaped by its five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. The Barclays values inform the foundations of its relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how Barclays measures and rewards the performance of colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.



Barclays aims to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to Barclays vision and goals.


Hybrid Working

Barclays is currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. Barclays is flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. Barclays also has a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances


Your Benefits

As a contract employee of Randstad Sourceright, you’ll receive a wide range of financial and personal benefits. There’s enrolment in a pension plan (after 12 weeks on assignment) and holiday pay. You’ll also get 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme, designed to help you deal with any problems that could be affecting your home or work life. Plus, there’s discounts at heaps of high street shops, restaurants and entertainment - from Asda to Zizzi Italian restaurants. 

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