Head of Data Programme Delivery

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Date: 22-Nov-2022

Location: Edinburgh, GB Glasgow, GB Macclesfield, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Head of Data Programme Delivery

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Nether Alderley

Closing date: 6th December 2022


At Royal London we believe your difference is our strength and our organisation benefits from the different perspectives that diversity brings. Studies have shown that people from under-represented groups are less likely to apply unless they meet every requirement. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience isn't a perfect fit with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway as you may be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


About the role

We are looking for a Head of Data Programme Delivery to join our Group Data Office. Within this role you will be responsible for driving successful, major change and transformational Data programmes/portfolio activities at a Group Level within the organisation.


This is an opportunity to join a newly formed team full of individuals passionate and motivated to deliver change. We are investing significantly in data capabilities and this will result in further growth and development opportunities.  


Key responsibilities

  • Interpret the Enterprise Data Strategy and adopt disciplined project management and delivery execution experience to realise the business outcomes
  • Plan the programme from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes
  • Define and agree required level of programme resource needed for successful project delivery
  • Discover ways to enhance efficiency and productivity of procedures and people
  • Manage the integration of programme outcomes/benefits into business as usual
  • Consolidate and document the fundamental components of programmes (scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, opportunities and issues and quality requirements)



  • Demonstrable experience of working on complex, multi-vendor programmes, and deep understanding of investment and business case planning
  • Thorough understanding of project/programme management techniques and methods
  • Outstanding knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting
  • Expert level planning and scheduling skills, ensuring the complex activities of interrelated project and BAU teams are controlled
  • Leadership, organisational, delegation and team building skills for the effective management across large business change programmes


What we offer

We've always been proud to reward our employees by offering a number of great benefits including:

  • A generous group pension scheme (up to 14% matching employer contribution)
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days
  • Annual company and performance based bonus
  • Life assurance (up to 8 x annual salary)
  • Enhanced parental leave policies
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Access 24/7 to confidential health, legal & financial advice

Full details can be found on our benefits page.


About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK.  Since its foundation 160 years ago, Royal London has supported millions of people to protect and provide for themselves and their families.


At Royal London, our People Promise is that we will all work somewhere inclusive, responsible, enjoyable and fulfilling. This promise has been at the heart of our approach to hybrid working, ensuing a balance of time working in our offices, supporting the culture of collaboration and inclusion and some working time from home, so we can all continue to benefit from the flexibility this brings. Our hybrid working approach is built around our mutual mindset, thinking about what is good for us as individuals (the ‘me’) and in the context of what is right for our customers, our colleagues and The Royal London group (the ‘we’). Together we belong- collaborate – learn and perform.


Our expectation is that colleagues working in hybrid roles will come into the office for 50% of their time, and the rest from home. We want to be as consistent as we can with our approach but we also appreciate some colleagues need adjustments based on personal circumstances. (e.g. to support a disability, or caring responsibility) and / or may wish to formally seek a flexible working pattern in line with our flexible working policy.


We appreciate the world of work continues to evolve and we will continue to listen to our colleagues views on this whilst ensuring our on-going approach is right for our business and customers

We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


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