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Assurance Partner - Payments - PlanviewTo be part of a team that ensures the effective planning and execution of a wide programme of assurance activities to support the delivery of high quality products to our customers. The role will be responsible for providing assurance across the delivery governance and processes in place across the company; supporting the application of a simple and visible set of governance processes for programme and project delivery (including waterfall and agile process templates) standardised methodology documentation and performance reporting across the end to end change landscape enterprise portfolio. Providing strong sponsorship of a strong delivery risk management and control framework ethos across the change landscape, ensuring that the 1st line risk and governance approach, from the Investment & Delivery Board down to project boards is consistent and effective. Part of a team of effective Proactive Portfolio.Key DutiesAccountabilities:Increase stakeholder confidence that specific projects will deliver to expectations Reduce risk and increase delivery certainty across the highest value programmes and projectsProvide recommended actions (for the above) and take full accountability for ensuring the actions are successfully executedDuties:Conduct periodic Project Healthchecks on company's high value projects, creating high quality and clear assessment reports with associated actionsConduct ad-hoc (as requested by any SLT member) review of any aspect of a project (not project processes)/or to conduct full project healthcheckIdentify trends and associated recommended actions for all aspects relating to improving Project delivery across the companyEstablish credibility with stakeholder and SLT communityFollow-up and timely resolution of all actions identifiedKey CompetinciesThorough understanding of all aspects of Assurance methods and approaches and able to execute these effectively within large change programmes. Fully familiar with and able to coach in disciplines associated with project and programme management. (Expertise and job knowledge)Able to comprehend the needs of others, support and guide as necessary and encourage individuals and teams to contribute fully to achieve desired results. (Facilitation)Able to think ahead and anticipate problems and opportunities before they arise and to identify and take action appropriate to the circumstances and events. (Reactivity)Able to analyse problems and reach decisions on the way forward. Able to take steps to ensure that impacts on others are minimised and/or made known. (Problem solving)Communicates well using the most appropriate method for communication. Gains understanding from others using both verbal and written methods. (Communication)ESSENTIALExpert (role model) understanding of the principles of project management, including business case development, project set-up, planning, progress measurement, cost control, risk & issue management, change control, stakeholder management and benefits realisationExperience in both Waterfall and Agile approaches to software developmentTrack record of identifying problem areas with projects and resolving themGood interpersonal skills; strong communication and presentation; insight and analytical power; persuasion and negotiation and gravitas Decision-making - able to make sound recommendations for change (even if controversial), while retaining an appropriateEssential Desirable A strong skill set covering programme & project methodologies across all stages of a programme/project life cycle Inter-personal skills and ability to work at all levels within the organisation to ensure stakeholders adhere to programme governance and PMO processes Strong skills in PlanView (or similar enterprise management tools), Microsoft Project or similar proven project management tools

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