L&D (or Change) Project/Programme Manager
Job Title: Programme Manager – Change/Learning & Development
Location: Central London
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Duration: 12-18 months initially
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: Circa £60k, may be flexible for a super star
What can we tell you about this special business?
Our client specialises in the provision of organisation development consultancy for a variety of large and interesting clients globally. They offer clients a range of services focused around leadership, executive team development and large scale change. These services are all underpinned by deep expertise and intellectual property in this market. They are a business with a very strong reputation, with a team that are truly passionate about what they do.
Of course it is our job to make our clients sound wonderful but this role is not a tough sell by any stretch of the imagination. You will be joining the business at a very exciting time and you will work with a super group of colleagues and some incredibly interesting clients.
What will be keeping you busy?
Your job will be to provide excellent service delivery for this business’ clients. Specifically they have recently won a change and leadership project with a very large telecommunications business.
They are currently in the intervention design phase and once agreed they will need to start delivering it. This is where you will come in…
There will be in the region of 75 workshops run across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Each workshop will be rolled out to about 100 delegates. They will be delivered by a faculty of 5 people that work directly for our client. Some Associates will also be called on to run these workshops.
This is an important project for the business that will require someone to coordinate and manage it closely whilst ensuring that no balls are dropped along the way. A massive amount of organisation will be required to ensure that it runs smoothly.
Venues will be provided but flights will need to be booked, materials delivered and communication provided to the 7000 leadership delegates that will be attending these workshops. You will work to make sure that all of the right people are in the right place at the right time.
Who are we looking for?
We want to speak to people with strong project and project office management experience. Specifically, individuals with experience around change management or large learning and development programmes. It is fundamental to the success of this role that you understand the nuances of change or L&D.
Our client does not mind where you have worked previously and they do not mind if you do not have formal project or programme management qualifications. Above all, they want someone with the right skill-set that is a good cultural fit with the business. If you have worked in a consultancy that might be attractive but it is not essential.
The business has a flat structure and is not hierarchical. They are also incredibly values driven. This role would probably not suit someone that needs a massive amount of direction and wants to work somewhere there is a lot of process and structure in place. You will be a self-starter that is proactive and willing to muck in with the rest of the team.
We are looking for good partnering experience. You will be coordinating and working with the main client’s Project Management Office, so you will need to work collaboratively with colleagues both inside and outside the firm – working together to problem solve, execute and drive execution. You will also be liaising with many consultants and associates so working relationally and understanding the importance of relationships in a people business will be paramount to your success here.
There will be a bit of travel with this role. It will not be an excessive amount but you will need to be willing to jump on a plane occasionally.
Our client uses Microsoft Project to manage their projects. You do not need to have experience of this, but some exposure to other project management tools would be useful as it will help you to have a good understanding of these systems.
For someone with the right experience this will be great opportunity and it is not inconceivable that something more permanent will arise further down the line.
Why not send us your CV and we can tell you more about this fantastic business.