Programme Manager - #861939

Gleeson Recruitment Group

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Birmingham
Salary: £75,000 - £90,000 / year
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Gleeson Recruitment Group

Gleeson Recruitment Group have just been briefed on a fantastic opportunity for a functional Programme Manager to join a leading business based in Birmingham, with an option of working from their London office. This opportunity is an 18 month FTC with potential longevity.

In support of the businesses growth strategy, the Programme Manager will be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of strategic, operational and business improvement projects across the company. The Programme Manager will need to understand and maintain an awareness of goals and strategies to ensure projects align with business priorities.


  • Collaborate with senior stakeholders - leadership, project leads and delivery teams, including senior staff from central support functions and partners who will deliver projects and help drive engagement and culture change) - to define the project scope, goals and deliverables that support the businesses goals and priorities
  • Provide comprehensive project plans, taking input from technical and business-wide resources, detailing scope, roles, responsibilities, budgets, timescales and resources
  • Coordinate teams to ensure projects are delivered to time and on budget; analyse financial data including budgets, resources and timescales; measure performance and identify areas for improvement as necessary
  • Help obtain buy-in from across the business, to ensure successful delivery and minimal risk/impact
  • Prepare reports regarding the status of projects to key stakeholders (eg the Board, Partners and HoDs); communicate with other key stakeholders to update them on the progress of projects
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders ­­- identify 3rd parties if necessary
  • Proactively identify and manage project risks
  • Ensure compliance for all projects - legal / financial / assurance / governance etc

The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven track record of successfully implementing large projects with multi-function teams
  • Experience working in a professional services environment
  • PRINCE 2 qualification (desirable)

In addition, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong project management and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills - with the ability to identify and mitigate risks
  • A methodical approach with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships
  • Determination and commitment to meet strict deadlines
  • A client centric mindset
  • High level of confidentiality, discretion and diplomacy

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