Client Programme Manager

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 by LSA Recruitment

Guildford, Surrey United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£45k - £45k Annual

Client Programme Manager Guildford c£45k per annum

What we are looking for

We are looking for a non-traditional programme manager, specifically 60% organising/PM skills with 40% understanding of content and how change/leadership/talent programmes actually work.Track record of managing 'people' programmes, as opposed to programmes not involving people change, is very important.

The role would suit someone who is highly driven, with exceptional organisational skills and for whom attention to detail is second nature. You will need to have high adaptability, flexing in the moment to meet the changing needs of the client, whilst ensuring solution deadlines are also met. You will need to be able to deal with complexity and competing commitments, whilst making it easy and fun for all involved. Everything we do is bespoke, so whilst there is an element of routine, often there is no road map for what needs to be done.

A positive can-do attitude is a must, with a love of teaming as well as an ability to work autonomously. You will need to be a fast learner and socially adept, specifically with high emotional intelligence. Due to the nature of the role, and the need to brief teams in person, it is office based from 09.00-17.30hrs each day. The role will also involve some time with clients (mostly UK, but potentially sometimes international travel), and like all project management roles the requirement to sometimes progress emails and phone calls in the evenings during critical weeks of the project lifecycle, to keep things moving and be ahead and ready to direct the rest of the team with actions.

Key skills/experience

  • Knowledge of or experience of managing (not designing) programmes in one or more areas of our business (leadership, organisational development, talent or innovation)
  • Project management or exceptional planning and organising skills, specifically:
  • Creation of project plans
  • Contracts, NDAs, managing suppliers to time and budget
  • Financial planning and budget management
  • ISO9001 quality standards
  • Programme evaluation experience, including managing and manipulating data
  • Experience or managing programmes on digital learning systems is desirable
  • Experience of working with a design studio is desirable
  • Influencing, negotiation and stakeholder management skills
  • Flexible, positive mindset and attitude
  • An ability to hold the end result in mind whilst being detailed orientated
  • Excellent communication skills - including focused listening, asking the obvious questions and ensuring clarity and shared understanding

What we are offering

  • The job is full-time, based out of our offices near Guildford, Surrey
  • Initially we are offering a 6-month fixed-term contract (as a probation period), with the potential to move to a long-term role following a successful review
  • Salary guideline £45k basic per annum (offer would depend on experience and therefore training requirement)
  • Benefits include: company performance bonus, private healthcare, business travel insurance, pension and the chance to be part of an award-winning business

Reference: 619411253

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