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Date live: 09/25/2020

Location: Prague

Reference Code: 90263986

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Technology

Contract: Permanent

Job Title: Governance and Control Analyst (PMO)
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

As a Barclays Governance and Control Analyst (PMO) you will support critical, organization-wide Change projects. You will collaborate with Project/Programme Leads, focusing on key aspects of governance e.g. reporting, planning, risk management. You will ensure that initiative delivery is managed in line with the relevant Policies and Standards. You will be asked to ensure all stakeholders are aware of initiative progress and kept informed, helping to facilitate decision making.

What will you be doing?

• Helping Project/Programme Manager to maintain a focus on delivering outcomes, predict potential blockers and risks and to deploy appropriate governance and oversight delivery 

• Controlling the overall programme plan, scope and budget and monitoring the project delivery and escalating any issues

• Ensuring direction and support across central governance controls

• Maintaining and actively managing initiative documentation, facilitating key governance fora, reinforcing the accountabilities of key stakeholders
• Helping to ensure that decisions are made by the right people and based on the right information
• Maintaining the 3 lines of defense in accordance with change standards and programme execution risk appetite
• Supporting the Project/Programme Manager in assessing the risks from the change, including the tracking of thematic issues, early identification and management of Risks, Actions, Issues, Dependencies and Changes. 
• Ensuring that governance is adequate to identify and escalate issues and risks to then resolve them effectively

What we’re looking for:

• Project management/PMO and governance experience and knowledge of project management methodologies will be essential
• Stakeholder management skills up to Managing Director/Senior Manager level and excellent communication skills are pivotal 
• Ability to produce high quality executive content for senior management, which includes distilling themes, surfacing key messages; good presentational skills
• Strong analytical skills and readiness to learn new products & acquire new business process knowledge will help you 
• Fluent command of English is essential as you will be speaking with varied stakeholders from different Countries 

Skills that will help you in the role:

• Professional qualifications - CFA, FRM or Project Management methodology - PRINCE II, PMP certification
• Experience of Programme Management Tools e.g. HP Clarity
• Knowledge of business processes within the financial services environment will be beneficial

Where will you be working?

Our Prague office is part of the Operations and Technology Division, and as such, we try our best to stay at the top of our technological game. However, the technology itself is not the most important thing. What matters the most to us is the way our ingenuity can help provide better service to our customers and make life easier for our employees. 
Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit for more details. 

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

Our Values 

Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

Our Diversity

We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Dynamic working

Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives. If you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

Our dynamic working programme has been set up to help Barclays colleagues achieve an optimal work/life balance. Arrangements we offer range from working at home and changing regular hours to taking career breaks. Our Dynamic Working initiatives support colleagues at all stages of their lives, helping them with parenthood, caring, further studies and hobbies.

Our Benefits

Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility, then please discuss this with us.


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What you get in return

However high you rise at Barclays, we believe all our employees should receive a competitive package of core benefits flexible to you and your family’s needs. At Barclays, you’ll support our customers and clients, and we’ll support you with rewards that will genuinely make a difference.

Competitive holiday allowance

Private medical care

Competitive pay

Flexible working

Life assurance

Pension contribution

Income protection

Voluntary benefits

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Success profile

To be successful in Barclays Technology, there are a few things we look for. Creativity, curiosity, and an excitement of what we can offer, and what you can do here.

100% Innovative
100% Collaborative
100% Passionate
100% Customer focused

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Languages and

We are continually investing in the technology powering our business. This means rebuilding and reinventing our systems to make them fit for a world-class future. It means developing systems that help us support and protect the global economy. It means anticipating the future and taking Barclays forward as a technology-led business. We are building a team of the most perceptive and talented tech analysts, engineers and developers fluent in the most current languages to deliver all of this, and more.

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Where do you want to take your tech career?

Financial services is going through a massive transformation, and here at Barclays we’re leading the way. Our size, scale and significance mean we’re fundamental to the way the world works, and technology is crucial to our effectiveness.

Size, stability, agility, ambition and impact. Find it all and more at Barclays Technology.

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