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Job Description:

A leading pension and investment business are recruiting for experienced Programme Managers to join the team. You will be accomplished in providing strong leadership and applying critical decision-making skills to support the organisation in both the delivery and the adoption of large-scale complex change. You will be responsible for managing budgets, multiple work streams and Executive level stakeholders. Financial Services experience is preferred but not essential.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Ability to manage Projects remotely, either in house or through outsourcers
  • Proven track record of handling of managing projects including the appropriate management methodologies and techniques
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with experience of influencing senior level stakeholders
  • Strong leadership and management skills, able to create a sense of community amongst the members of the projects
  • The ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Project level financial/ budgetary skills
  • Experience of risk assessment and management principles and processes

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Prince 2 (or similar Project Management Accreditation)
  • Certification - Associate of Project Management (APM) - PMQ level or equivalent

Core Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the delivery of large scale, complex projects/programmes of change from inception to project closure
  • Work with Business Sponsors, relevant stakeholders, and the project/programme team to scope, define and plan the project. This includes ownership for producing a commercially viable Business Case in line with business strategy
  • Produce and actively maintain good quality project/programme documentation, including plans, actions, decisions, RAID logs, change requests, incidents and governance in line with the project objectives to ensure successful delivery
  • Designs an appropriate project/programme governance structure and source appropriate resources to ensure projects are adequately resourced; especially where resources are specialised and/or limited and therefore challenging to secure
  • Implements and operates an effective and robust governance and control environment for the Programme / Projects in line with the Change Management Framework
  • Identify and actively manage stakeholders (typically up to Management Board/EXCO) to ensure project sponsor, steering group (including Executive) and other stakeholders are kept informed of project progress
  • Implement and operate effective and robust governance and control environment in line with the change management framework
  • Develop network of contacts internally and externally to draw on and share best practice of project management
  • Capable of providing management oversight and support to a sub-set of sub-portfolio projects on behalf of the Portfolio Delivery Manager


  • A highly competitive salary
  • Wider Benefits package

Core-Asset Consulting is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital/civil partner status or pregnancy.

Job reference: 14365

To apply for this vacancy applicants must be eligible to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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Rachael O'Neill Associate Director, Investment Operations and Accounting & Finance

Rachael has been recruiting since 2004 specialising in permanent roles within Investment Operations. She has wide-ranging experience in asset servicing across back office and middle office together with Accounting and Finance.

Rachael is passionate about ensuring candidates and clients receive a truly consultative service.

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Betsy Williamson Managing Director

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