Early Careers Project Manager/HR Generalist

Early Careers Project Manager/HR Generalist with experience of L&D, Recruitment & Change Management…

Job Title: Delivery Manager

Location: Home-based with circa 2 days per week travelling to sites across London and some other locations. Ideally individual will be located near London or Manchester. Either is fine.

Salary: £45-60k

Contract type: Permanent

Start Date: Ideally you can start ASAP but they are looking for more than one person and will wait for people that have a notice period

Travel: You will be working from different client sites across Central London and the City. There may also be some occasional travel to Manchester and other nationwide sites.


This business is a bit special…   

This is a genuinely interesting and challenging role with a business that is growing rapidly.

This is a fascinating business. They are a management consultancy that has recently received some major investment. They have carved out a real niche in their market and they are projected to treble in size in the next 2-3 years. They work with very large and well-known clients and they are looking for a Delivery Manager with experience of L&D, Recruitment and Change Management. You will support and manage Analysts that are in the early stages of their careers as they work onsite with this business’ key clients.

We are looking for someone that is organised and understands how to develop those in the early stages of their careers. If you also have experience of recruitment and change projects then this could be the perfect opportunity.

What will be keeping you busy?

You will be working closely with those in the early stages of their careers that require development and guidance. You will oversees general skills development around subjects such as stakeholder engagement and you will sign-post them to colleagues in the business that can mentor them. You will be responsible for coaching and mentoring analysts to increase their professional and technical capability supporting development and future career progression on an ongoing basis.

This role require will require someone that can understand the needs of those in their early twenties. You will need to unlock a relationship by asking the right questions and building rapport with them. This will include monthly performance appraisals with the Analysts that you are managing.

As well as a focus on early careers work you will need to be a good recruiter. This business has a rigorous recruitment process where they test thoroughly against competencies. You will need to have experience of effective interviewing and recruiting as you will play a key role in hiring Analysts into the business.

Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders across the business’ existing client portfolio is also an important part of this role. You will work onsite across 3-4 clients and you will gather feedback from them and provide this to the Analysts so that they can continue to develop with this constructive feedback. You will also seek out further opportunities for the business to work more closely with their clients. There is a real element of account management with this role and you will need to have an eye for further business opportunities. You will work closely with the Client Partner to make the most out of these opportunities and this will be one of your key relationships in the business.

Who are we looking for?

This would suit people with a variety of backgrounds but in particular, if you have worked as a HR generalist and have had exposure to L&D, Recruitment and Change Management then you could be a great fit for this role. This is not a typical HR role but the key elements of it are often found in the roles occupied by good HR Business Partners/Managers or those with a specialist focus on change.

If you have worked around early careers programmes then that might be advantageous but it is not a pre-requisite for this role. A real interest in working with those starting out in their career is though.

It would certainly help if you understand how process, technology, project management and business analysis all fit together but you do not need to be an expert on this. The key in all of this is that you understand change and have insight into change projects. If you have worked as a project or programme manager then you could also be of interest. Perhaps you are a HR professional that has managed restructuring programmes and have taken a business through the change curve.

The successful candidate’s previous job title is less important. It is the core skills to do this role that we are looking for here.