PMO Manager

Posted Jun 8, 2023
Project ID: BCLYJP00035973
London, Greater London
35 hrs/week
6 months
Payrate range

PMO Manager (HR Optimisation)

Contract length: 6 Months

Location: London/Hybrid 

Department: HR

Job type: Contract

Hours: 35 per week (Monday to Friday)

About the role

The Human Resources (HR) function provides expertise and support from recruitment through to retention, and skills development through to talent management. We collaborate with business leaders to deliver Human Resources (HR) solutions and services for business areas, functions, and regions. We also lead the design and deployment of the overall HR policy and governance framework for the whole organisation

Overall purpose of role

HR Optimisation team offer a range of services delivering change within the HR function and supporting business transformation more broadly.  As a Project Manager this role will lead across a variety of HR projects, partnering with stakeholders across multiple parts of HR, and across the Group more broadly

Key Accountabilities

  • Developing, Implementing & embedding PMO standards across the project phases

  • Oversee Project Delivery Quality Assurance

  • Assist in the production of Portfolio level forum papers, agendas and various reports as required, ensuring they are prepared to a high standard on a timely basis

  • Take and manage actions and minutes at Portfolio level governance meetings

  • Ensure all Programme level documentation is in place and stored in an easily retrievable manner

  • Assist with ensuring projects have the relevant documentation, plans and RAIDs in place, that they are maintained in a timely manner and are at the right quality

Essential Skills

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

  • Experience of delivering PMO services across a portfolio of projects     

  • 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

Person Specification

  • A self-starter with high levels of personal self-motivation, a flexible approach to work, a receptive approach to change

  • Strong team working skills, demonstrating responsibility and accountability for your contributions to the programme

  • Outstanding interpersonal and stakeholder management skills with ability to develop strong relationships with colleagues of all levels and external partners

  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and deliver a varied and complex workload with competing deadlines

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 measure and reward 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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