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        IT Portfolio Manager

        Job number BT-ITPM-LG

        Salary

        £58,248 - £61,617 per annum

        Sector

        Local Government

        Function

        IT & Digital

        Location

        London

        Job Type

        Permanent

        Allen Lane is delighted to be supporting the London Borough of Redbridge in their search for an IT Portfolio Manager (IT Business Partner).

        This role will provide a key link between the Technology Department and the Communities, Regeneration and Culture Directorates which includes; Civic Pride, Housing, Highways, Parking and Transportation, Planning and Regeneration. This will be a hands-on role working within the Portfolio Governance Framework evaluating new ideas and determining their viability.

        The role

        As an IT Business Partner you will:

        • Be the primary link between IT and the business areas, ensuring that IT strategy and portfolio takes account of and responds to the needs of the business areas and decide on how project resources are distributed to meet this.
        • Develop cooperative working relationships with senior staff in the relevant directorate, to the point that they routinely approach you and consult you on how to realise their plans.
        • Think strategically and develop initiatives that will improve the quality of services to customers.
        • Project future business demands on IT and work with senior managers and staff in the service areas to create prioritised projects and resourced delivery plans.
        • Create, and own and be responsible for the complete delivery of the directorates’ roadmaps and ensure their successful introduction and realisation of their benefits.
        • Identify IT-related developments in the external professional environment and ensure that the council is able to assess and, if appropriate, take advantage of these.
        • Remain current with major advancements in technology and the business subject matter expertise through personal research, attendance at professional events, and demonstrate commitment to ongoing development in your professional field.
        • Be the key IT Person responsible for the launch of solutions, maximizing the positive impact on the organsation
        • Identify, screen and evaluate new solution opportunities to address any unmet customer needs

        Key Skills required

        As an IT Business Partner you will have:

        • A demonstrable record of strategic planning, delivering successful outcomes to demanding professional customers.
        • Experience of leading successful change projects and benefits realisation. Team or department management experience preferred.
        • Programme/project management: the complete lifecycle, taking ideas through to implementation and benefits realisation with formal stage gate reviews.
        • Management Information/KPI tracking and reporting of progress and state.
        • Financial management experience of projects and programmes – viability and ROI.
        • Experience working with Senior Stakeholders
        • Experience acting as a role model for change, challenging existing practices and bringing objective judgement to business decisions. Sets a standard of behaviour which engenders cooperation and commitment to achieving outcomes.
        • The skills to motivate and develop people to deliver required outcomes without line management authority.
        • The ability to share and cascade relevant information as necessary to team. To ensure learning and development opportunities are and utilised to the benefit of the organisation, through appropriate planning and evaluation.

        What you get in return

        A salary of between £58,248 – £61,617 plus a range of benefits including the Local Government Pension Scheme

        How to apply

        In order to submit a formal application please submit an updated CV along with a supporting statement of no more than two pages highlighting your suitability for the role to redbridge@allenlane.co.uk

        To find out more please visit our dedicated microsite: allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/redbridge 

        If you are interested in other IT & Digital jobs within Local Government, please view our latest jobs.

        Recruiting for this role:

        Ben Tuckfield

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