Programme Manager

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Date: 13-Mar-2023

Location: Macclesfield, GB Edinburgh, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Programme Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Edinburgh or Alderley Edge

Closing date: 27th March 2023


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 Programme Manager to join the Group Transformation Change function on a permanent basis. This role can be based out of either our Alderley Edge or Edinburgh office.


The Programme Manager is the Business representative for change within the organisation, acting as a single point of contact with the project and change teams in the business area for the day-to-day management of their interests. Responsible for ongoing management to ensure that desired programme/portfolio outcomes and objectives are delivered.


This is an exciting time to join Royal London Change which now sits in our newly created Chief Transformation Office (CTO). You will become a Senior member of the transformation function and face into members of our Group Executive Committee (GEC).


Key responsibilities


  • Initiate and set goals for programme according to the strategic objectives of the organisation
  • Develop and gain approval for business case and budgets
  • Plan the programme from start to completion covering scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, issues, assumptions, governance and quality assurance requirements
  • Define and agree required level of programme resource needed for successful project delivery
  • Supervise all project managers involved to provide feedback and resolve complex problems
  • Discover ways to enhance efficiency and productivity of procedures and people
  • Managing the integration of programme outcomes/benefits into business as usual addressing the readiness of users, compatibility of work systems and the realisation of benefits




  • Thorough understanding of project/programme management techniques and methods
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics
  • 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
  • Expert level planning and scheduling skills, ensuring the complex activities of interrelated project and BAU teams are controlled
  • Proficient leadership, organisational, delegation and team building skills for the effective management across large business change programmes
  • Expert networking, presentation and negotiating skills as well as proven strategic thinking and communication ability
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and communication skills able to excel at influencing customer/client situations and supplier negotiations
  • Ability to think strategically and communicate a vision/strategy effectively


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.


Our Alderley Park office is situated in 400 acres of natural parkland, based 2.2 miles south of Alderley Edge and 6.5 miles from Macclesfield in our newly refurbished site. We offer a free shuttle service to and from the office from Wilmslow train station and offer free on-site parking with electric car charging points.

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