Project and Planning Manager

Job Description


Your role at a glance

Please make an application promptly if you are a good match for this role due to high levels of interest.

We're hiring a Project and Planning Manager to manage all work for the Savings, Insurance and Profits Reporting Teams. You'll identify dependencies, priorities, timescales and the resources required to ensure the delivery of work. You'll also manage the risks and issues involved in the plan in order to deliver to agreed timescales, cost and quality.

What you'll be doing

Build and maintain an overall supply v demand plan for the team to enable Team Managers to understand their delivery capability and to be able to make informed priority decisions. Ensure that the team plan can contribute to the overall FRC picture.

Build and maintain operational plans for each team exercise to enable those exercises to be carried out to time, cost and quality with an understanding of the dependencies, resources, risks, etc. such that those plans can be used off the shelf the next time a similar exercise is undertaken.

Maintain plans in the light of new and changing demands and act as front door for demands on the team.

Develop and maintain a RAID log for each team (incorporating limitations and remediation logs) to enable management to have a comprehensive overview of the position of the team.

Provide stakeholder management to enable all stakeholders of the Reporting Team to understand the position of the team and deliverables it is required to produce. Develop and report using suitable MI.

Ensure that appropriate governance is followed, both for planning and for the deliverables the Reporting Team produces.

Develop the knowledge to be able to act as a deputy for the Planning and Delivery Manager

What we're looking forThe role holder will be an experienced project manager with good customer relationship and communication skills.

The role holder will have proven capability to plan and execute a range of projects simultaneously to demanding timetables.

Experience of financial reporting is preferred but not essential.

In depth understanding of the principles and application of project management methods. Good IT skills and expert user of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience in using Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project and willing to undertake further training when need arises.

Good communication skills, appropriate to audience, good presentation skills, strength of presence and character to manage teams of skilled busy people.

A recognised project management qualification (e.g. PRINCE2 or APM) desirable


Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 25 days holiday, private medical insurance, discretionary performance related bonuses, paid overtime, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products.

Your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.

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