Planning Analyst (6 months fixed term contract)
Broad Gate Offices, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

Job Reference: 003687

Location: Broad Gate Offices, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

Closing Date: 12/04/2021

Salary £: Competitive + Bonus & Benefits

Employment Type: Fixed Term - Full Time

Division: Customer Services Division

Hours per week: 35 hours

As our next Planning Analyst (internally known as CPMO Analyst), you’ll be working in the Change Management Office (CMO) reporting to the Portfolio Planning Manager and supporting the Sponsor and Director of Delivery in the establishment of the structures, governance and reporting for the new Digital Portfolio. You’ll join a likeminded team in our Leeds based Transformation function.

You should be an experienced PMO professional with strong stakeholder management and engagement skills and have the ability to translate the detail and complexity of the Portfolio to provide executive level oversight and reporting to enable the effective management, safe delivery and achievement of business outcomes.

What You'll Do

  • Working to the Portfolio Management and Planning Manager, help establish appropriate governance, reporting and working practices in line with organisation governance and Enterprise Portfolio

  • Work closely with project teams to ensure methods and standards are being implemented consistently to effectively plan, manage and deliver change

  • Oversee the management of project finances, documentation, process documents and information sources

  • Provide ongoing planning and management support

  • Pro-actively work to facilitate and mitigate challenges and blockers to delivery plans and reporting

  • Identify delivery risks and facilitate their mitigation and holding project teams accountable for delivering on time and to budget

  • Provide quality standard reporting into the workstream and the Change Management Office

  • Co-ordinate and manage across multiple stakeholder groups within the programme and the enterprise portfolio

Skills Required

  • Professional accreditation or equivalent standard in PMO or Portfolio Management

  • Detailed understanding of project delivery frameworks

  • Experience of managing or supporting a PMO function

  • Business case analysis and reporting at Programme and Portfolio level


Life at YBS
In addition to the usual benefits such as competitive salary, annual bonus and healthcare packages we offer you…

Flexibility – Whether it’s picking up the kids from school or catching that early morning yoga session we have you covered.

Celebrating Success – From everyday thank you cards, to our annual ‘Raising the Roof’ gala to celebrate our golden ticket winners we acknowledge our colleagues successes no matter how big or small.

Giving Back – Fancy 31 hours of paid leave a year to get involved in community activities? Together last year, we completed more than 11,000 hours of volunteering!

Inclusivity - We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Site Perks – Some of our sites have added little extras such as a gym, restaurant and free parking at our Bradford site, roof garden in Leeds, and on-site restaurant and free parking at our Peterborough site.



If you’ve got a solid background in change management and you want to develop a career in an empowering, respectful and supporting business then why not join us?

Our people are our heart and soul; we’re commercial and caring, big enough to offer you a challenge and small enough for you to make a real impact. We’re devoted to putting people first and doing the right thing by providing real help with real life.


We’d love to hear from you so why not apply today and be Your Brilliant Self!


Any Questions – Contact Tazafia Mahmood via email at