Project Manager

Location Manchester
Discipline: Retail Banking
Job type: Permanent
Job ref: 007942
Published: about 1 month ago

Project Manager


Full time: 35 hours

Remote working / Manchester office base

Manchester City Centre


We are excited to announce a brand new opportunity for an IT Project Manager. This role is responsible for overseeing and driving the definition, planning, direction and delivery of small to medium scale projects or work streams in accordance with both stakeholder and overall requirements to agreed time, cost and quality. If you have experience across end-to-end technical implementation and system delivery, then we would love to hear from you! 


What will this role involve?  

*       Identify project deliverables and critical success factors for effective planning and management of projects.

*       Work closely with Project Sponsors, the Head of Delivery and Senior Delivery Leads to fully identify and articulate change requirements and desired business benefits.

*       Define and manage execution of technical implementation plans

*       Ensure maximum efficiency and value for money through robust cost challenge and cost management (budgets, estimates, forecasting, and resource utilisation).

*       Review and challenge project & 3rd party cost models to ensure budgets are fit for purpose for successful delivery, and manage relationships with technology and other 3rd party suppliers.

*       Ensure business readiness for implementation/handover to maximise the business’ subsequent realisation of all targeted business benefits.

*       Development and maintenance of project plans, ensuring that specific deadlines and milestones are communicated to all parties involved.

*       RAIDDA management to ensure projects are delivered to agreed time, cost and quality

*       Manage projects in accordance with relevant methodologies, governance and control

*       Build, develop and maintain key relationships with stakeholders, playing a leading role in the swift and effective resolution of issues.


Knowledge Skills / Experience Required:



*       Experience in Project management with experience of both Agile / Waterfall methodologies 

*       Managing budgets up to £1m (Multiple work streams or 1 medium / large project) 

*       Experience of end-to-end SDLC technical implementation / system delivery 

*       Experience of managing 3rd party suppliers

*       Experience working in large, complex, dynamic environment, ideally regulated.

*       Good knowledge of project management frameworks and governance approaches

*       Proven understanding of Risk and Issue Management

*       Financial / Cost management capability (Budgets, challenging costs & interpreting data)

*       Ability to communicate effectively at all levels (senior stakeholders and third parties)

*       Strong customer focus and ability to promote focus and culture across the wider team



*       Banking / Financial Services experience

*       Understanding of Financial Services industry, regulatory and industry legislative issues

*       Prince 2 / Agile qualification

*       Technical / Infrastructure / Software engineering background


What can you expect from us?

  • Flexible and remote working

  • 27 days holiday, plus opportunity to buy 5 extra days

  • Competitive pension / income protection / life assurance

  • Positive, friendly work culture that promotes work life balance 

  • Commitment from employers on continued learning & development 

  • Wellbeing support ‘Help@Hand’ offers mental health support, physiotherapy, GP’s for both you and your family.  

  • 2 paid days for volunteering per year

  • ‘MyReward’ corporate discount for over 800 retailers and Cycle to Work Scheme.  

  • Family friendly policies and supportive working environment

  • Recognition scheme and a culture in which we celebrate success 

  • Colleague network groups committed to inclusion and diversity within our Bank.


This role won’t be around for long, so we would advise to get your application to us as soon as possible by applying today. Unfortunately, we can only consider candidates with the right to work in the UK at this time.  


Our Bank is committed to continuing to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment where all colleagues can fulfil their potential. We welcome applications from talented individuals from all backgrounds and lifestyles who can work with us in maintaining a culture of belonging, where people are valued and respected. If you have a disability as defined by the 2010 equality act please let us know on your application.


As a reputable employer regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, all offers of employment for this role are subject to a series of background checks, including criminal (DBS) and financial checks.


Please note we may withdraw this vacancy once sufficient applications have been reached.