Job of the Week

This week's job of the week is:

Apprentice Portfolio Planning Specialist (Business & Administration Level 3) - 0000079L

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  • 37 hours per week
  • Fixed Term (12 - 18 months)
  • £15,839 per year
  • Closing Date - 31 March 2019
Within Cornwall Council, there is a significant volume of demand for digital change initiatives.  This is to ensure we provide the best (digitised) service to our residents and to ensure we support our colleagues with smarter ways of working.  So much demand for change needs to be managed and the IS Portfolio Planning team is central to this; ensuring there are agreed priorities and providing direction across the IS teams to ensure the department is working in support of the Council’s strategic objectives. 
The IS Portfolio Planning team will coordinate and assess the ‘do-ability’ of delivering the required digital initiatives within the desired timeframe based on work required and considering commitments that have already been made.  This requires working with colleagues across the IS teams to understand capacity within the teams and where there is not sufficient capacity, the team ensure that the available options are articulated to the relevant groups for decision making.
This is where you could fit in!  There is an exciting opportunity in a newly formed team to support the planning, scheduling, tracking and reporting of IT work in order to meet our internal customer's digital goals.
The Apprentice IS Portfolio Planning Specialist will:
  • Support the planning and scheduling of Discovery work, where a team comes together to understand what is being requested and how we might deliver it
  • Support the planning and scheduling of Delivery work, where we hand over to our team of skilled delivery professionals to implement the changes.  Our delivery teams may for example write application code or create the technical infrastructure to run a new service.
  • Produce Management Information (e.g. reports and dashboards) to meet the needs of our senior leadership team.  For example, demonstrating how demand exceeds our capacity to deliver or providing a progress report on delivery. 
  • Maintain the project management tools to ensure that the team capture all the relevant information that we may be asked to report on.  You may need to configure the system from time to time.
  • Act as an expert on our project management toolkit, advising on 'how do I' type questions, liaising with our third line support supplier and on boarding new members of staff on how they should use the tool to carry out their work.
  • Provide a secretariat service for meetings, including setting up meetings with agendas, recording decisions and actions and ensuring that these are completed. 

This role is a great platform into roles in Portfolio Management, Project and Programme Support and analytical roles such as Data Scientist and Business Analysis.

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