Programme Manager

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Date: 10 Jul 2024

Location: Edinburgh, GB Macclesfield, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Programme Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Edinburgh or Alderley Edge

Working style: Hybrid 50% home/office based

Closing date: 28th July 2024


Group Transformation aims to be a catalyst for change, to drive innovation and operational excellence within Royal London. We bring together colleagues from Change, Procurement, Workplace, Rectifications, and Data Management. 


We work across Royal London to deliver the Group’s strategic ambitions. In partnership with the different business areas, we work to embed agility, adaptability, and customer/colleague focus to deliver sustainable growth. We make sure that we deliver great outcomes that our customers and members benefit from.


We are about to embark on a key strategic initiative that will significantly improve the customer and colleague experience and are looking for an experienced Programme Manager who will be able to lead us through this change which will involve close collaboration with Technology and the Business areas impacted, and third parties.


About the role


  • Develop and execute program plans, ensuring alignment with organisational goals and objectives.
  • Manage a team of project managers, providing guidance and support to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Track program performance and report on key metrics to stakeholders.
  • Oversee program budget and resource allocation to ensure efficient utilisation of resources.
  • Identify and manage program risks, implementing appropriate mitigation strategies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive program delivery, fostering effective communication and coordination.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Delivery through 3rd parties. 


About you


  • Experience overseeing large scale Data Migration Programmes and a thorough understanding of the project/programme management techniques and methods applied.
  • Re-platforming experience in the Protection Administration Systems space would be highly advantageous.
  • Outstanding knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting.
  • Highly effective in dealing with major suppliers and Exec Level stakeholders.
  • Expert in all areas of risk management and in planning and scheduling.
  • Proficient leadership, organisational, delegation and team building skills for the effective management across large business change programmes.
  • Expert networking, presentation and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and communicate a vision/strategy effectively.


About Royal London


We’re the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company, offering protection, long-term savings and asset management products and services.   


Our People Promise to our colleagues is that we will all work somewhere inclusive, responsible, enjoyable and fulfilling. This is underpinned by our Spirit of Royal London values; Empowered, Trustworthy, Collaborate, Achieve. 


We've always been proud to reward employees by offering great workplace benefits such as 28 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays, an up to 14% employer matching pension scheme and private medical insurance. You can see all our benefits here - Our Benefits  


Inclusion, diversity and belonging 


We’re an Inclusive employer. We celebrate and value different backgrounds and cultures across Royal London. Our diverse people and perspectives give us a range of skills which are recognised and respected – whatever their background. 




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