Defence Digital Functional Portfolio – Reporting Manager

Job details
Posting date: 30 October 2020
Salary: £40,000 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 29 November 2020
Location: SN13 9NR
Company: Ministry of Defence
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 79142

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The Digital Function was created in January 2019. It is the function that directs, acquires and controls digital equipment and services across Defence. The scope of responsibility for the Function is to provide digital technology and services to Defence ranging from the battlespace to the business space. The Defence Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the Functional leader for Defence Digital.
Defence has an ambition to put modern digital capability at the heart of how it operates to create winning advantage. We operate in an age where game-changing technology is being developed at an unprecedented pace. We need to adopt a bold mind-set that challenges the way we operate today and recognises that fundamental changes are required to set us up for success.

As part of the wider Defence Transformation Programme, the Defence Digital Function is building on the transformative journey made so far and accelerating transformation of our pan-Defence capability. This post works within the newly established Functional Integration Directorate, which provides strategic direction and drives cohesion across the Defence Digital Function. Functional Integration sets direction and defines what good looks like; assures and drives consistency pan-function; integrates and coheres inputs from across Defence Digital and provides insight at the functional level to drive decision making.

Job description
What will the successful candidate be doing?

To support the CIO and Director Functional Integration (DFI) the Defence Digital Functional Portfolio Office is being established to provide a single version of the truth across the Defence wide Digital Function Portfolio and will set the standards and guidelines for all other subordinate programmes. The Functional Portfolio focusses on pan-Defence Portfolio data and MI, approvals, assurance and Benefits across the Function.

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This role sits within the Functional Portfolio Office and key responsibilities include:
• Actively engage with key stakeholders across Defence to collate pan Defence Digital data including Programme/project, financial and commercial data relevant to building the Portfolio Pipeline.

• Gather and analyse Defence Digital Portfolio data, providing insight to key senior stakeholders and boards.

• Develop and deliver high quality, accurate and timely Portfolio reports, including the design and development of a Portfolio Dashboard.
• Co-ordinate reporting from projects and programmes across the Function, and provide analysis of performance at portfolio level for review by the appropriate governing boards.

• Support the establishment and management of quarterly Functional Portfolio Reviews, providing the CIO and Functional Coherence Group with information and underpinning analysis of the status of sub-portfolio and TLB programmes, including;
o Portfolio level delivery of key programmes to performance, time and cost
o Portfolio level RAID Analysis

• Support wider Defence Digital Functional Prioritisation and Planning processes, such as ABC and BOI, providing key data and insight to the existing Portfolio pipeline.
• Support coherent and comprehensive information management for the Defence Digital Functional Portfolio Office.

• Support identification and categorisation process for new projects and provide regular updates on the pipeline as required.

• Assist the Portfolio management leadership team as appropriate in the establishment of the Functional Portfolio Office.

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