AP-HOP-P024162: Interim Head of Portfolio - Air Command
  • John Thorpe
  • 22 Jul 2020
  • Location:
    Buckinghamshire - High Wycombe
  • Sector:
  • Type:
  • Offering:
    In-scope max rate £950/day Umbrella
  • Start Date:
    ASAP post interview and Clearance check
Job Description:

Head of Portfolio is a new position and the candidate will be expected to cover the role for up to 3 months, until such time as a permanent appointment can be made. The role is based in High Wycombe is offered In-Scope and requires active DV clearance.

In-scope max rate £950/day Umbrella

In role will lead the design, development and operation of a fully integrated Air Portfolio Office (PfO). You will be directly accountable to the newly established Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Plans), a director-level equivalent.


  • Demonstrable experience of managing similarly complex Portfolio environments.
  • Formal professional qualifications in Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (P3M). Management of Portfolios® and Managing Successful Programmes® are suggested, but other equivalent qualifications may also be considered.
  • Strategic judgement and clear decision making.
  • A high degree of personal and professional confidence with the ability to influence, persuade and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • The necessary leadership ability to inspire their team to work collaboratively with other enabling functions within HQ Air Command and across the Defence community. They will be a champion and advocate for the RAF where this is required.


  • Qualifications and experience in Benefits Realisation methodologies, AgileSHIFT, Senior Leadership/Management, Organisational Design, Change Management, Risk Management.
  • Whilst previous knowledge of the RAF and wider Defence is desirable it is not essential. Our priority is to recruit a high calibre individual who has a track record of designing and delivering complex organisational change and is comfortable in doing so at pace.

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