Portfolio Specialist Inside IR35

  • Job Reference: PSR1JP00078056
  • Date Posted: 14 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Public Sector Resourcing
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 18

Job Description

Portfolio Specialist Inside IR35

Contract Term: 18 months

Contracting Authority: AWE

Location: Hybrid with 3 days week in Aldermaston

What if you could work on something that you can't test but cannot afford to fail? Something that could have spent years on a submarine, is launched into outer space (where the temperature is below -250c), comes hurtling through the atmosphere, being heated up and shaken and then must work? Some challenge.

That's exactly what the team of over 6,500 people at AWE do every day: delivering important work, in support of the most important mission - keeping the nation safe.

AWE plays a crucial role in national nuclear security. Their role in nuclear deterrence and their specialist technical assistance to nuclear threat reduction is vital in the defence against the most serious threats faced by the UK. Working to support the defence of our country, AWE has a clear mission: to keep everyone, the environment, their products and information, sites, and everything around them, safe and secure.

DV Clearance is an essential requirement for this role, as a minimum you must be eligible and willing to undergo these checks.

As a Portfolio Specialist, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Support in the shaping and deployment the Portfolio Risk, Assumptions and Dependencies processes and supporting artefacts through to business as usual.
  • Facilitates the alignment of Portfolio office procedures with best practice across MoD.
  • Orchestrate and produce Portfolio artefacts and maintenance as requested by the Portfolio Managers.
  • Present to stakeholders at differing levels.
  • Support in the production of the Portfolio Framework document.
  • Produce, maintain, and present dependency network diagrams aligned with the business rhythm and maintain the master Portfolio dependency register.
  • Engage with stakeholders from across the business to generate and maintain key data points.
  • Ability to support across the Portfolio Management function as requested.


  • Demonstratable Portfolio Management experience - ideally within the public sector.
  • Portfolio Dependency and assumption management experience.
  • Experience of Stakeholder Management at differing levels.
  • Ability to design items of communication to convey complex issues in an easily understood fashion to team members and project / programme sponsors.
  • An independent, pro-active and 'can do' attitude and the ability to work well with teams across the business with a high degree of autonomy and responsibility.
  • Proven analytically minded, data focused, and detail oriented.
  • Experience of portfolio PMO in an environment undergoing Transformational change.


  • Management of risk

If this role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply or get in touch with luciana-auras.popescu@publicsectorresourcing.co.uk

AWE's ambition is to create workplaces that recognise and celebrate differences, encourage diverse contributions and where people feel able to be themselves at work. They strive to create a genuine culture of openness and inclusion and encourage diverse applicants.

Disability confident

As a member of the disability confident scheme, AWE guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

AWE is proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, we guarantee to interview all veterans or spouses / partners of military personnel who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates / military spouses or partners, who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

If you qualify for the above, please notify us

We will be in touch to discuss your suitability and arrange your Guaranteed Interview.

Should you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the recruitment process or if there is a more accessible way for us to communicate, please do let me know.

In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following "this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different.

Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.