Programme Manager Programme Manager …

Canada Life Limited
in Potters Bar, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 02 Oct 19
Canada Life Limited
in Potters Bar, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 02 Oct 19
The Company: Canada Life a leading Life Assurance Business are currently recruiting for a Programme Manager to join our team located in Potters Bar. Job title: Programme Manager Location: Permanent Job type: Potters Bar

Who we are

Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.

Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.

Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.

What we’re building  

We now need a Programme Manager role to support the transformation and the future growth of the business within the Strategic Programmes function, so it can deliver complex and high-risk change initiatives, and achieve targeted business outcomes through close collaboration with the business.

Job summary

Work with all key stakeholders to manage the pipeline of initiatives, support the creation of business cases for proposed projects and deliver complex programmes of work, involving multiple work streams, to achieve desired business outcomes.

What you’ll do

  • To undertake robust and independent evaluation of potential initiatives, assisting key stakeholders in understanding the work and impacts on the business to deliver the initiative, and any likely interdependencies with other initiatives.
  • To assist business units construct robust Business Cases prior to submission to the Business Design Authority and other governance committees, as appropriate.
  • To plan, structure and lead large programmes of work that involve multiple project streams and deliver the desired business outcomes.
  • To ensure the UK Executive is kept informed of progress against the strategic programme delivery plan.
  • To be a flexible resource enabling the Division to adapt its services and deliver maximum benefits for the business.

Who you are

  • Good understanding of the organisation, key business drivers and measures
  • Significant project / programme management experience in a wide range of business areas and demonstrated success of delivering complex project assignments.
  • High degree of knowledge and experience in stakeholder relationship management at a senior level.
  • Experience of managing multiple parties including third party suppliers.
  • Good understanding of project budgetary control and financial management
  • Experience in resource allocation and management
  • Ability to maintain a high level view of the desired business outcomes with the experience to anticipate risks and plan mitigating actions
  • Good leadership skills and the ability to manage change with a proactive and enthusiastic approach
  • Good communicator at all levels and an ability to manage difficult people

What you’ll like about working here

As a Canada Life UK colleague, you’ll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including car allowance, income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You’ll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development.

Our focus is to have an engaged, committed and motivated work force, operating in a high performing and collaborative culture. We want to create an organisation that offers opportunities for all our people to develop their skills and talent, and build rewarding careers with us.

Diversity and inclusion

Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.