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Job title: Portfolio Management Officer


REF: 5041

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal and External

HOURS OF WORK: 36 hours per week net

JOB STATUS: 24 month fixed-term appointment

SALARY PER ANNUM: 26,067-35,505 per annum dependent on skills and experience

DIRECTORATE: IT, Corporate Services



Do you have significant experience of co-ordinating activities, which support and improve the successful delivery of programmes and projects? If so, we could have the perfect position for you at Kew.

Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction, that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life. To maintain this, Kew has a significant portfolio of technology-based projects to deliver. 

We are looking for someone to join the Technology Portfolio Office, in an interesting and diverse role. You will support and improve the efficient delivery of the Portfolio in line with Kew’s PPM and Best Management Practice™ governance standards on behalf of the business units in Kew, including; Science & Horticulture, Library and Archives, Content and Learning, Finance, HR and IT.  You will ensure that the portfolio’s wide-ranging governance activities are co-ordinated and administered efficiently and effectively to support Kew’s five year Rolling Strategic Business Plan, which will result in increased revenue and income.

With a degree or equivalent work experience in a Technology, Engineering, Science or Business subject, you will hold a professional qualification in Project Management such as PRINCE2, P30, MSP or equivalent, and be able to work in a nimble PMO environment. A background in tracking and reporting projects is essential, as is financial and information management of projects.

Benefits include 30 days’ holiday per year, a choice of defined benefit or stakeholder pension, a flexible benefits scheme, as well as a great working environment.

Application packs are available from our website  Alternatively, please contact the HR Department, RBG Kew, on 020 8332 5184/5150 (24 hour answerphone). Please quote Ref: 5041

CLOSING DATE: 29th July 2013 at 10:00 am


How To Apply

1. Download and read the Job Profile.

Job Description, Person Specification and Additional Information (Word)

2. Complete an Application Form and an Equality and Diversity Form.

3. Return your completed Application Form and Equality and Diversity Form to Please be advised that we do not accept applications by post.  If you have a disability or a special need that requires support please contact us on 020 8332 3135.

Guidance for applicants (Word)

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