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Head of PMO

Date: 28-Jun-2022

Location: Oxford/ Hybrid, GB

Company: Nominet


Our name may not be familiar, but you probably use our services every single day – ever visited a website ending in a .uk?

We’ve been running the national internet namespace for a quarter of a century, sitting proudly at the heart of the UK's critical digital infrastructure.  

Such a responsibility requires world-leading cyber security and we’re gaining a reputation for our innovative new security solutions, protecting our own systems and beyond. 

But we’re also a Public Benefit business. We invest in making a positive impact of the lives that are being most disrupted in our digital age: young people. We’re known as one of the UK’s leading ‘tech for good’ funders and the commitment to building a connected, secure and inclusive digital future drives everything we do. It’s not just rhetoric – ask our staff. 


At Nominet you can expect a competitive salary (depending on experience of course), plus excellent benefits including 30 days holidays, Healthcare, Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, Wellbeing allowance, Remote Working,  Flex benefits and much much more.



Having recently completed a strategic review, Nominet is at a really exciting point of change. We have recently appointed highly experienced Non-executive directors. We are focused on delivering strong operational performance, building stronger levels of trust and engagement with our members, and creating a lasting impact with our public benefit programmes.  




You will manage the Programme Management Office, providing Governance and facilitating discussion with internal stakeholders to provide understanding, early visibility and ownership of infrastructure and software development projects and delivery within the Nominet portfolio of programmes and projects.  


You will support existing technical programmes and project teams and enable them to deliver the outputs and outcomes that will lead to effective benefits realisation, and delivery of Nominet’s strategic priorities. Ultimately your team is responsible for delivery into the organisation covering PMO, business analysis, programme and project delivery through to assisting in business change management. 




As Head of Programme Delivery you will promote a culture of business innovation and continuously seek opportunities for improvement within role, processes, team and the organisation as a whole. Part of the role will be to promote and discuss requirements and value propositions with senior business leads and work with the corporate business strategy function to align IT and business strategies and roadmaps so demonstrable stakeholder management is key.  


In a people-led, purpose-driven organisation, you will demonstrate commercial savvy with critical forecasting and budget control experience.  

You will have a proactive coaching approach to effectively manage a team of Project Managers and BAs that align to our values of ownership, integrity and boldness.  

Experience of managing the complete lifecycle of a project with project teams of varying size as well as experience of project management using AGILE or PRINCE2 methodology (or equivalent) is essential. Ideally you will be PRINCE2 Foundation or Practitioner with the ability to drive change through consultation and collaboration and nurturing and developing relationships effectively to evolve processes and procedures that demonstrate a commitment to a high performing environment.   

Strong skills in creating and maintaining project and programme plans, including risk registers, resource planning and tasks assignment. Knowledge of benefits and dependency mapping, risk management and resource planning.  

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