Portfolio Office Manager - RCN01585

Project Management | Negotiable Location | £45,810 (including inner London weighting of £4410)

Contract type: Permanent

At the Royal College of Nursing we’re an optimistic organisation. And we’ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with over 465,000 members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too. We're accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Portfolio Office Manager
Negotiable Location, 35 hours per week, Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Transformation, Innovation and Digital for someone with proven experience of working in a portfolio or programme management environment. As a key member of the Transformation and Innovation team, you will be responsible for providing comprehensive, proactive and structured responses to the planning, monitoring and reporting of the Transformation Road Map and emerging Transformation Portfolios.

You will have a positive attitude, be a champion of change, done in the right way. You will need an in-depth understanding of project management documentation and be able to thrive in a changing and ambiguous environment. As a great stakeholder manager, you will have the ability to simplify complex ideas and present them to a wide audience. A firm understanding of Microsoft applications and an aptitude for picking up and using new software packages.

What we offer you We expect you to look after your customers. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.

If you have a flare for simplifying programme documentation, providing effective project support and have ideas to share about how we can deliver change control better, we’d like to hear from you. In return you will be welcomed into a growing team, committed to transformation in order to drive value across the RCN Group. Our working environment is fasted paced and energetic. Where we introduce best practice and test out new ways of working to focus on and drive results.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything’s possible.

Please note, that due to Covid-19, while we are trying our best to accommodate our Assessment Centres and Interviews on the dates outlined in our adverts, we may need to be flexible about how and when we run our Recruitment processes for the time being.

We are currently running Assessments and Interviews remotely should we need to, in accordance with Government advice, so if you envisage any issues with accessing a computer, webcam or a sufficient internet connection for a video call, then please do highlight this in your Supporting Statement. We will of course do all we can to ensure you have the best experience in applying to work with us during this challenging period.

Please note, should we receive a high volume of applications for this role, your application may not be shortlisted if you do not submit a Supporting Statement. A Supporting Statement is an important part of our application process, so we would encourage you to submit one as part of your application.

For more information about the role or for an informal discussion please contact Steve Rogers, Head of Transformation Practice on

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact

Opening Date: 07 September 2021
Closing Date: 22 September 2021
Assessment Centre & Interview Date: 05 October 2021

Interview date: 05/10/2021

Contracted hours: 35

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