Assurance and Reporting Officer in Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Assurance and Reporting Officer

Location: Birmingham, B3 2ES

Salary: £35,000 per annum

About the Company:

This is a fantastic time to join West Midlands Trains as we embark on your new franchise to improve our passenger’s journeys. As part of the wider Abellio Group, West Midlands Trains Ltd, operates as a joint venture - West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway, delivering over 1,300 safe and reliable services per day for more than a 60 million passengers per year. Since the start of our franchise in 2017 we have been committed to improving our services, investing a whopping £1 billion into the region’s network, £18million in the development of all our workforce.

West Midlands Trains has an exciting opportunity for an Assurance and Reporting Officer, you will be responsible for reviewing all project management artefacts before they are finalized and agreed. The Assurance & Reporting Officer will ensure that WMT project processes are adhered to throughout the life of the project. The successful candidate will support the Head of PMO by developing and producing reports to inform the Programme Board, Business Review Group and WMTL Board.

Assurance and Reporting Officer Responsibilities:

  • Supporting PMO with periodic reporting to provide transparency of performance and progress to the Programme(s)
  • Identify, assess, report and contain compliance through the implementation and execution of stage gates and health checks
  • Assist in the development, review and implementation of Assurance Processes, ensuring that the programme controls achieve best practise
  • Develop and Implement project control tools, techniques and principles
  • Champion the development of Project Controls within the business and to ensure the application of Project Controls processes are consistently applied
  • Administer governance to ensure robust cost and schedule performance for the agreed Scope of Work across programmes is managed
  • Building reports and dashboards from functional specifications.
  • Detailed documentation of report testing approvals and quality assurance.
  • Ensure preparation of business-critical reports, regular and ad hoc reports for use by senior management team and Board.

Assurance and Reporting Officer Requirements:

  • Experience of implementing and overseeing compliance reviews
  • Ability to write reports which include presentation of results, the rationale for findings, risks posed, and action required to address the risks
  • Significant project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility and tenacity to be able to achieve project objectives and overcome barriers to progress
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to write reports which include presentation of results, the rationale for findings, risks posed, and action required to address the risks

Assurance and Reporting Officer Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Free travel on Abellio trains for you, your partner and dependent children
  • 75% discount on all other train travel over most of the UK rail network
  • Development opportunities to help further your career with West Midlands Trains
  • Contributory defined salary pension

If you think that you are suitable for this Assurance and Reporting Officer role, please apply now!

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