PMO Analyst in Phoenix Group at Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Part Time

Website Phoenix Group

This listing is about Phoenix Group in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Job Description

Role: PMO Analyst(s)

Salary : £27,000 up to £45,000 dependent upon experience

Other benefits: Bonus of 8% on target up to 16% plus healthcare, 38 days holiday, pension and flexible benefits

Job Type : Variety of Permanent and 12 month Fixed Term Contracts available

Location: Various locations (Wythall, Telford, Edinburgh, Basingstoke). A hybrid model is currently in operation, so you must be able to come on to site at one of these locations.

Job Contact : 0131 245 1000

Closing Date : 31st March, 2022

We support hybrid and flexible ways of working, and would welcome discussion on how we can enable you to thrive in your role. There may be a requirement to meet, engage and collaborate with team members or stakeholders at our offices for business purposes at particular times which would be discussed with you .

We’re committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creative and inclusive and flexible culture – one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our customers and clients.

At Phoenix Group, we’ve built a hugely successful, well respected and rapidly developing business by putting our people first. We believe attracting, developing, motivating and inspiring exceptional people benefits our customers, our shareholders and ultimately, our performance. We strive to be the best place anyone has ever worked. Join us and you can look forward to challenging and rewarding work, alongside highly skilled colleagues with world class expertise. We welcome people from all walks of life as a diverse team makes for an effective and successful team. As long as you have the appropriate experience and attitude, we want to hear from you.

Our Change portfolio for 2022 aligns to the ambition of Phoenix’s further growth ambitions and to support this, PMO are recruiting for Project Analysts.

We’re looking for experienced, confident Project Analysts, to work closely with the Project Management team (Manager or Director) in supporting the successful delivery of one or more projects or programmes, to time, cost and quality targets throughout the project lifecycle. You will ensure there is robust set up and maintenance of project governance and controls in line with the Phoenix Change Management Framework standards. You will be experienced in all or most aspects of project delivery control area’s e.g. reporting and governance submissions, financials, resource management, RAID management, Change Controls etc. and take full ownership and responsibility of the controls driving them from end to end. If you have specialisms in any one of these, whereby you can demonstrate prior experience, articulate the control and its value effectively, quickly assess the weaknesses of current practice and develop and implement remedial solutions, please apply and draw this out in your application.

We are an ever evolving Change function, seeking to remain relevant and continuously improve upon existing practices. You will therefore be invited to get involved in initiatives to drive tactical or strategic changes to processes, data, tools and standards required to operate a robust, cost effective governance and control framework across Phoenix.

In terms of our people, you are what makes all of this work. We are a fast paced environment and we are committed to reward our people accordingly through our Phoenix package. Your wellbeing is at the forefront of our minds and we encourage open conversations to ensure you have a work life balance, in addition to offering various wellbeing services including Headspace sessions. Our people’s development is also a key focus and have recently developed the PMO Guild to ensure you have the opportunity to build your professional career here at Phoenix.

Key Responsibilities

  • To understand and communicate the Phoenix Change portfolio, and help identify conflicts and synergies across the portfolio
  • Coordinates Steering Group Reports and other key management information reports and prepare these reports on an on-going basis on behalf of the project/programme manager
  • Support the identification and monitoring of risks ensuring standards are adopted for their effective management, as well as challenging accuracy and completeness
  • Support the operation of a resource management strategy ensuring resource plans are maintained and resource gaps escalated to the Project Manager
  • Proactively manage project costs, through accurate forecasting and review of monthly spend, including payment of invoices, where appropriate
  • Set up and maintain appropriate Documentation/Configuration Management systems following the necessary framework standards
  • Support the integration of project and programme information, facilitating identification, awareness and monitoring of key dependencies (both internal and external), assumptions and constraints impacting the project, referring any risks or issues to the Project Manager
  • Facilitate and support project planning, including development of robust project plans, identification of key milestones, dependencies, critical path, risks and assumptions, ensuring planning standards are followed
  • Managing conflicting priorities at all times, and communicating clearly across the project and sub-portfolio where priorities and interests may be in conflict
  • Ensuring Governance and controls are put in place and maintained through all stages of delivery
  • Experience of supporting projects or programmes or portfolios from inception to closedown.


What We’re Looking For

  • Education – A level or above
  • Relevant experience in PMO or specialised areas i.e. resource management, financial control/budgeting


  • Hiring Manager to add in desirable criteria
  • P30 qualification or a Project Management qualification e.g. APM, PMI

Key Competencies

  • Technical – PMO

Strong knowledge and demonstrable experience in managing all key delivery controls (end to end) and governance.

  • Analytical Skills

Use of a variety of diagnostic techniques to understand a situation/issue/problem by breaking it down and tracing the root cause/underlying implications in a methodical step-by-step way.

  • Stakeholder Management

Interprets and influences both the external and internal environments by creating positive relationships with stakeholders through the appropriate management of their expectations and agreed objectives.

  • Planning and Organising

Organises, prioritises and, where applicable, delegates work activities to efficiently accomplish tasks and meet objectives. Includes the principles of time management and multi-tasking.

  • Project / Programme Management

Plans, initiates, executes, controls and closes projects /programmes /portfolios of work in a disciplined manner. Tracks and manages resources, timelines, costs, deliverables and performance.

What We Offer

Bring your ‘whole self’, skills and dedication to the Phoenix Group and we’ll recognise your effort, support your development and help to drive your ambition. We’ll ensure you’re rewarded for your contribution with a competitive package that includes an attractive pension, annual bonus potential, private medical insurance, generous holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity and adoption leave and a range of other financial services and lifestyle flexible benefits.

Join us and you join a unique organisation. It’s not just the 14 million policyholders we serve, or the £300 billion of assets we look after. Or that we’re a FTSE 100 company that has been listed as one of the UK’s Top Employers for nine years running. It’s our talented, inclusive and diverse workforce that makes us a success. We offer flexible working opportunities ensuring we attract and retain the very best of talent. Find out about more about our people’s stories, our values and our commitment to diversity.

Online Interviews and Onboarding

All our interviews, on boarding and new joiners are now managed remotely. We have in place a strong virtual support network to ensure new colleagues are supported and developed as they navigate their first few months with us

About Us

Phoenix Group is a member of the FTSE 100 index and is the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business. We specialise in the acquisition and management of Heritage life insurance and pension funds. We’ve businesses in the UK, Germany and Ireland and hold a broad range of both Heritage and Open products split across three key business segments: UK Heritage, UK Open and Europe. Our open business manufactures and underwrites new products and policies to support people saving for their future in areas such as workplace pensions and SIPPs, primary under the Standard Life brand. And we market corporate pension trustee services and manufacture products to be sold under other brands. Did you know Phoenix Life manufactures SunLife’s market leading Guaranteed Over 50’s plan? Find out more about Phoenix Group here.

We value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone.

Company: Phoenix Group

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Job Location: Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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