Project & Programme Management jobs and careers
As a Project & Programme Manager you will be taking an actionable plan and running the project all the way through to completion and final delivery, ensuring everything runs smoothly, there are no blockers and reducing risk along the way. It’s your job to understand the business needs and ensure that you're delivering the project to meet the requirements. You are the lynchpin which holds everything together, the go-to person and able to change a sometimes chaotic and reactive work environment into a more structured and efficient one
Why consider a career as a Project & Programme Manager?
If you are a problem solver and want a varied role where no two days are the same, then a career in project management will be enjoyable and certainly keep you on your toes! In addition to the variety, you will get real satisfaction from having seen a project through from idea to completion. A career in Project Management is perfect for those who are goal oriented.
There is a wide range of businesses that require Project & Programme Managers such as; software houses, digital agencies and marketing agencies, management consultancies, financial and professional services, retail and eCommerce and media and entertainment.
Typical role titles include
Digital Project Executive
Junior Project Manager
Junior Digital Project Manager
Digital Project Coordinator
Digital Project Manager
Senior Digital Project Manager
Head of Delivery
Senior Project Manager
Head of Projects
Head of Project Management
Client Production Direction
Agile Project Manager
Head of Programmes
Technical Project Manager
Tech Project Manager
IT Project Manager
Implementation Project Manager
Migration Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
Digital Project Director
ERP Project Manager
Digital Project Manager
Business Change Project Manager
Agile Project Manager
Cloud Project Manager
Data Project Manager
Career progression example
Junior Digital Project Manager/ Project Coordinator/ Delivery Executive
Digital Project Manager/ Delivery Manager
Senior Digital Project Manager/ Senior Digital Producer
Project Lead/ Delivery Lead
Head of Project Management/Project Director
Senior Programme Manager
Head of Programme
Salary and Day Rate Benchmarks
Here, we aim to provide an overall range of day rates and salaries.
There are always factors to consider when assigning a day rate and salary to a role, such as the skill demand, location, complexity, level of responsibility as well as what other benefits are on offer, such as remote working. It’s also worth noting that the ‘number of years’ of experience is not an ideal measure. However, as a general guide, it should provide some ballparks and pointers...
At entry level, with the basic skills that are required from a Project Manager, the salary would start at around £20k - £28k. At the mid-level, you can expect salaries around the £35k - £50k. At the more senior level, salaries, typically exceed £50k- £55k. At the Head of/Director level, salaries tend to start at around £70k.
At an entry-level, for a junior/graduate a typical day rate would be around the £300 mark, at the mid-level around the £350 mark and seniors can expect a day rate of £450+ as a benchmark.
Is it right for me? The skills it takes…
As a Project/ Programme Manager you will naturally find the right balance between building, growing and enhancing internal and external relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, ensuring that the delivery of projects within time, budget and scope. You will be technically minded, have a genuine interest in the digital world both in and out of work, with the ability to work closely with the development team, understanding project limitations, capabilities and potential blockers and then communicating through to non-technical teams in a digestible form.
What qualifications does it take?
Prince2 and Agile are almost always essential. Other project management qualifications which are desirable/sought after include Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Also having used Content Management Systems (CMS), including Umbraco, Sitecore, Kentico, Drupal, WordPress, Magento, Joomla and Django and CRM systems including HubSpot, Salesforce, Oracle, Zoho, NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics. However, it is possible to enter the field of digital project management without any formal qualifications and get certified on the job/ in free time.
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— Global InnovatorLocation:WiltshireSalary:Up to £50kBrand new opportunity for a New Product Development Project Manager to join a fast-growing business. Globally recognised company to work for. Competitive salary in the region of £40k - £50k plus generous benefits. We’re searching for an experienced NPD Project Manager that is looking for their next permanent role, where you’ll be joining a truly innovative company at their global HQ based in Wiltshire, just off the M4 corridor and commutable from Swindon, Oxford, Bath and Bristol. What you’ll be doing As New Product Project Manager you will be responsible for delivering launches of new products from initial brief ensuring that the products are being developed in line with the business strategy, considering commercial targets and ensuring that the business is at the forefront of innovation, aware of their competitor launches and current trends in the market ensuring that they remain market leaders within their space. Your role will sit in the PMO team and you’ll be working closely with cross-functional teams including legal and claims, substantiating product claims, ensuring everything runs smoothly on time and budget and doesn’t impact on production plans. You will keep everybody up to date along the way and head above the water in this extremely fast paced, deadline driven environment. You will be implementing governance, tools, project visibility and work with R&D teams to define the product, once the product is defined and been signed off by the legal team you will pass the project through to the creative team to run through the production line. What experience you’ll need You will be working in project management at the moment, whether that’s as an NPD Project Manager, New Product Project Manager, Product Development Project Manager or you could even be in a PMO role – PMO Manager. You will know your way around processes and implementing governance. Experience working closely with legal and claims teams, understand the NPD lifecycle. You will be resilient and able to keep a cool head if a project has to be withdrawn and you need to start over again. Strong communication skills as you’ll be managing stakeholders at all levels. Experience in working in a fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously. What you’ll get in return for your talents You can expect a competitive salary in the region of £40k - £50k plus an extensive benefits package, an excellent working environment with stacks of onsite facilities and great opportunities for the future. What’s next? If you fit the above criteria then get in touch with Fran at ADLIB today.
— Award Winning AgencyLocation:BristolSalary:Up to £35kExciting opportunity to play a key role within the digital project management team. Variety of high-profile clients to work with at this successful digital agency. Beautiful offices in central Bristol, commutable from Bath, Cardiff, Chippenham or Cheltenham. Do you have a penchant for web build projects? Are you fascinated by the digital landscape? This is a chance to join an award-winning agency in the role of Digital Project Manager. What you’ll be doing You will be a key part of the digital projects team, providing support to ensure that all projects run smoothly and without hitch! Reporting into the Delivery Manager, you will work closely with other Project Managers, Account Managers as well as tech and creative teams, managing complex development projects around web builds, integration and fulfilment whilst offering superb client management and ongoing support. This is a superb opportunity to be part of a multi-award-winning agency who continue to grow through successful projects with exciting clients, known as one of the best agencies in the UK for their work. What experience you’ll need You will have had a taste of agency life and working in a similar role now whether that’s in a Project Manager, Digital Producer or Senior Account Manager with hands on experience of complex development projects. You’ll need to be a confident communicator, hands on approach to problem solving and ensuring that things keep running smoothly. Comfortable in a fast paced, Agile environment managing multiple tasks simultaneously. You will be ambitious and driven, and a passionate about a career within a great digital agency who are really going places. As a communicative and confident stakeholder manager, you’ll utilise your previous experience to keep everyone informed along the way, obtaining buy-in and sign off for briefs, ensuring everything runs smoothly from inception to delivery. Comfortable with excel and different software systems and tools. You will be passionate about the digital world and understand the full development lifecycle. Naturally you’ll be extremely organised, ensuring projects are being delivered on time and on budget and everything runs like clockwork. Eager to be part of a friendly and sociable team with a family mentality. What you’ll get in return for your talents In return you can expect a competitive salary dependent on your experience up to £35k. Furthermore, you will be part of an agency that devotes a lot of time, money and effort into developing your career including paid for training courses, qualifications and career progression. This agency is performing very well and offer the chance to play a key role in the continued success. What’s next? If you’re looking to get involved in some exciting projects at this cutting-edge digital agency, please apply directly or contact Aaron Drury at ADLIB Recruitment ASAP to be considered.
— Property DataLocation:ExeterSalary:Very CompetitiveAn opportunity to make a real impact as Technical Product Owner within a market leading property data business. Very competitive salary and benefits package. Flexible working and real career progression opportunities. We are working with a market leading property data business that look to bring on board a new Technical Product Owner due to continued growth and success within the group to help build, launch and maintain digital consumer products and services. What you’ll be doing As a Technical Product Owner, you will sit within the Software Engineering function alongside other Product Owners in leading the product development for this market leading organisation. My client is well known for a collaborative and inclusive working environment; therefore, you’ll enjoy being part of a business that promotes and ensures ownership, respect and positivity. This is potentially best reflected by the flexible working hours, yearly lifestyle allowance and career progression programme in place. As someone with years of experience in building, launching and maintaining digital consumer products or services as a Product Owner, you will have a strong appreciation for web technologies and cloud based platforms, and be able to reflect on your experience to work cross functionally on a variety of large scale, complex projects with technical and non-technical stakeholders, so strong technical and personal skills is a must. The right person will be adept at working in an Agile product based organisation and possess robust business analysis skills such as writing user stories, acceptance criteria and documenting requirements, whilst having a continuous improvement mentality and contribute to the evolution of best practice throughout the department. What experience you’ll need Years of experience as a Product Owner. Previous experience leading the build, launch and maintenance of Digital Products or Services. Superb stakeholder management and ability to work cross functionally. Comfortable operating in an Agile Product environment. A passion for various web technologies and cloud-based platforms. Top notch Technical ability including a Degree in a STEM subject (Science, Tech, Engineering or Maths). Superb Business Analysis (BA) skills such as writing user stories, acceptance criteria and documenting requirements. Data analysis from collection to conclusion. Personable, positive and pro-active personality. What you’ll get in return for your talents The opportunity to join a market leading business and be pivotal in ensuring the continued growth and success of the business. The role offers a very competitive salary and benefits package alongside autonomy and a clear path to progression. What’s next If this opportunity sounds like a good fit, apply directly or contact Aaron at ADLIB Recruitment for more information ASAP.
— Sports MediaLocation:BathSalary:Up to £50kKickstart your product career working on a variety of global projects! Product/Project Manager opportunity for a very impressive Bath based media business. Competitive salary and a generous benefit package on offer. If you’re a Project Manager that would love to transition into Product then this role could be the perfect role for you. You will be joining a leading media business working within their data team on a variety of projects for some of their flagship products (both new and existing). What you’ll be doing As Product Manager, you will be managing workflow through the data team, from scoping out projects, managing budgets, allocating resource and making recommendations on different technologies, features and functionalities to the products. You will be working closely with Data Analysts, Developers, Engineers and those with scientific PhD’s therefore an ability to “speak the language” and answer challenging technical questions is essential in order to succeed in this role. No two days will be the same; one day you will be working on a single sign on system project, next data gathering and reporting through to recommending search engines which will be most effective to the products audience. What experience you’ll need Experience as a Digital Project Manager, Senior Digital Project Manager or Product Manager. You could currently be working in data – as a Data Analyst, Insight Analyst, Data Scientist, Insight Analyst, Data Architect or even Data Engineering looking to utilise your skills and transfer them into a more delivery/ operational led role. Solid Project or Product management skills are vital. Experience of data/technical projects – used to working with data and analysis. Technical Education/Degree. Strong Technical Understanding to make decisions around data lead backend projects. Team Management and ability to work cross functionally with highly skilled technical teams and colleagues such as engineers, data and scientific analysts. Superb communication skills and stakeholder management. Comfortable with budgeting, reporting, prioritising tasks, requirements gathering, time management and organisation whilst overall co-ordinating the team. Enthusiastic, friendly with a strong team player mentality. What you’ll get in return You will receive a very competitive salary and overall package which is entirely dependent on what experience you’re able to bring to the role. In addition to this you will be joining a fast growing, successful growing company in a senior role where you’re able to drive the product offering forward within an autonomous environment. What’s next? If this role feels like a strong match, contact Aaron at ADLIB on 01179 269 530 or apply directly ASAP.
— Marketing & CRM AgencyLocation:GloucestershireSalary:Up to £40kOpportunity to work for a successful, well established CRM Marketing Agency. Outstanding Client base with market leading brands in a range of industries. Commutable from Swindon, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Chippenham. On behalf of our client, we're looking for an impressive Project Manager to join one of the South West’s most well-respected CRM Marketing agencies. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a list of high-profile global clients, alongside a hugely multi-skilled team. What you’ll be doing As Project Manager you'll play a key role in helping this business achieve their goal of becoming the undisputed number one customer engagement agency in the UK. You will do this by utilising your well-developed skills and experience surrounding digital and IT projects to plan, execute and deliver complex projects within budget, on time and exceed client expectations. You will show superb client management capability whilst liaising with creative and digital teams and all stakeholders on a daily basis. You will enjoy working within a fast paced and fun environment and take pride in the fact that whilst this business aims for excellence, they like to reward team members effectively. What experience you'll need You could be working as a Project Manager or Producer at the moment. Ideally, your experience will be gained from an agency with experience of technical projects. Experience of both Marketing and Customer Engagement. Demonstrable experience of managing both small and large scale projects with varying levels of complexity, size, scope, budget and timelines. You will also be comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously whilst remaining calm under pressure and maintain levels of quality. Comfortable working with multi skilled colleagues from designers and developers to testers and IT. Comprehensive knowledge of a range of tools and platforms. Strong track record of efficiency and process. First-rate client management skills with the ability to manage expectations. Enthusiasm for using differing project management methodologies including agile and waterfall. What you'll get in return for your talents Clear and defined progression opportunities within a well established and leading business in addition to a very competitive salary, flexible working and a fun, social environment. What’s next? Send a CV today either directly or to email@example.com.
— Digital AgencyLocation:CheltenhamSalary:£35k + PerksExciting opportunity to join a leading web design agency as Project Manager. Get stuck into a variety of projects with a variety of clients. Beautiful offices in central Cheltenham, commutable from Worcester, Stroud, Gloucester. Do you have a love for web build projects? Are you fascinated by the digital landscape? This is a chance to join an award-winning agency in the role of Magento Project Manager. What you’ll be doing Within this superb digital agency, you will take the lead on all magento project management, utilising your strong experience surrounding e commerce to be a solutions specialist and deliver beautiful magento website design and build projects. You will be working closely with all areas of the business including tech and creative teams, in league with clients and senior management showing strong stakeholder management skills and technical understanding to ensure projects run smoothly from inception to delivery. You will play the lynchpin between development teams and clients, so an experienced client management approach and technical understanding is important as well as being comfortable in pitching, presenting and quoting new and existing clients. This is a brand-new role for the business so whilst strong magento and project management experience is key, it offers the opportunity to define your own position in the business. In time there is every opportunity to grow a team with line management and mentoring freedom. What experience you’ll need You will be a Project Manager or Digital Producer with experience of web design and build projects. You will have strong Magento knowledge and experience. You will have either agency or client-side experience. You’ll need to be a confident communicator, hands on approach to problem solving and ensuring that things keep running smoothly. You will be ambitious and driven, and passionate about a career within a great digital agency who are really going places. Comfortable with excel and different software systems and tools. You will be passionate about the digital world and understand the difference between CMS, content, SEO, PPC and social for example. You will possess superb client management skills and stakeholder management. Naturally you’ll be extremely organised, ensuring projects are being delivered on time and on budget and everything runs like clockwork. What you’ll get in return for your talents In return you can expect a competitive salary dependent on your experience of circa £35k within an award winning agency who offer flexible working, progression, a variety of interesting magento projects to lead and all within a fun and friendly environment. What’s next? If you’re looking to get involved in some exciting projects at this cutting-edge digital agency then don’t hesitate to apply now!
— Web Design & BuildLocation:BristolSalary:£28k to £35k· Exciting opportunity to play a key role within this well renowned Digital Agency. · Variety of unique and high-profile clients to work with. · Fun, Friendly and Flexible Studio located in Central Bristol. If you'd love nothing more than to be a part of a close knit, talented studio developing first class websites for a variety of clients, then this could well be the role you've been waiting for. What you'll be doing As Digital Project Manager, you will take the lead on ensuring the successful design, development and delivery of websites for our wide-ranging client base from inception to completion. We are proud that a lot of our work is repeat business and via referrals from happy customers, however you’ll also enjoy working closely with clients from cool tech start-ups to international powerhouses. Your day to day will include planning requirements and scoping project work, operating closely with internal developers and designers to deliver projects on time whilst offering clear communication stakeholder-wide and using multiple software tools to control the process. Your role will be integral to the success of the business and likewise you will be a valued member of the team for existing and future plans of the business. What experience you'll need · You’ll ideally be a Digital Project Manager, Digital Producer or Senior Digital Project Manager within a digital agency or integrated agency. · Strong track record managing digital/web related projects. · Technical understanding around open source technology. · Experience of working with developers and designers. · First rate client management and stakeholder management skills. · Excellent communication and organisational skills. What you'll get in return for your talents In return, you will be a key member of a close knit and friendly team that takes work and fun very seriously. You’ll enjoy working with technically minded colleagues and leading a variety of interesting and exciting projects. What's next? If you think you fit the bill, get in touch with Aaron at ADLIB Recruitment today!
— Digital AgencyLocation:BristolSalary:£28,000 to £35,000Exciting opportunity to play a key role within the digital project management team. Lovely consumer brands to work with at this successful digital agency. Beautiful offices in central Bristol, commutable from Bath, Cardiff, Chippenham or Cheltenham. Do you have a penchant for web build projects? Are you fascinated by the digital landscape? This is a chance to join an award winning agency in the role of Digital Project Manager. What you’ll be doing You will be a key part of the digital project team- providing support to ensure that all projects run smoothly and without a hitch! Working closely with the other digital project managers, tech and creative teams, you’ll be managing complex design and build and campaign-based projects, incoming requests and keeping clients up to date and happy with progress of how projects are running. As a communicative and confident stakeholder manager, you’ll keep everyone informed along the way, obtaining buy-in and sign off for briefs, ensuring everything runs smoothly through to delivery. What experience you’ll need You will have had a taste of agency life and working in a similar role at the moment whether that’s in a Project Manager, Digital Producer or Senior Account Manager with hands on Digital Experience. You’ll need to be a confident communicator, hands on approach to problem solving and ensuring that things keep running smoothly. You will be ambitious and driven, and a passionate about a career within a great digital agency who are really going places. Comfortable with excel and different software systems and tools. You will be passionate about the digital world and understand the difference between CMS, content, SEO, PPC and social. Must have previous experience managing e commerce projects. Naturally you’ll be extremely organised, ensuring projects are being delivered on time and on budget and everything runs like clockwork. What you’ll get in return for your talents In return you can expect a competitive salary dependent on your experience from £28k to £35k, plus a generous benefits package, within a successful agency with lots of scope for progression and training on offer for the perfect, ambitious candidate. What’s next? If you’re looking to get involved in some exciting projects at this cutting-edge digital agency then don’t hesitate to apply now! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01179 269 530 asap.
— Global Product LaunchLocation:BathSalary:£40k to £50kProduct Manager opportunity for a very impressive Bath based business. Work with market leading tech and products. Opportunity to play a key role in a fun, flexible and progressive environment. My client seeks an experienced Product Manager to help spearhead the delivery of a brand-new global product launch which could transform the industry. What you’ll be doing Reporting to the CTO, you will be leading one of two main teams working on the launch of a native ios android app into the global market in over 200 countries and 7 languages. This application will act as a one stop shop for users within a particular sport including data, free and paid for video and social media content. Working closely with the Tech Lead, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Developers you will work cross functionally with 3+ different teams to focus om the delivery of the subscription/paid function within the app. One aspect of the work will include the development of live video and video on demand so an understanding of this area and what features an OTT should have is important. It will also be your responsibility to manage a team of 15+ offshore developers in India. What experience you’ll need Experience as a Product Manager launching development products. Strong understanding of OTT Video Apps. Experience of managing off shore development teams. Ability to work cross functionally with multi skilled colleagues. Strong Technical Education - ability to have technical conversations with engineers, testers and developers for example. Exposure of taking products to the global market. Interest in Sports to make decisions on content and features. Strong communication and negotiation skills. Hands on experience of the product lifecycle from inception to launch. Passion for Sports. Android App and Native iOS Product Management Experience. Ability to use the best tools and languages for the job and present new solutions to issues where you see a benefit. Experienced in Agile and lean product management methodologies. What you’ll get in return You will receive a very competitive salary and overall package which is entirely dependent on what experience you’re able to bring to the role. In addition to this you will be joining a fast growing, successful growing company in a senior role where you’re able to drive the product offering forward within an autonomous environment. What’s next? If this role feels like a strong match, contact Aaron at ADLIB on 01179 269 530 or apply directly ASAP.
— Software DevelopmentLocation:BristolSalary:£35k - £45kBrand new Business Analysis role within a well-established Software house. Clear path to progression within a growing and successful company. Very Competitive Salary. We are working with an impressive, fast paced and fun software house in the heart of Bristol who seek an experienced Business Analyst to join the team due to continued client growth and company performance. What you’ll be doing You will enjoy working on a variety of projects differing in size, complexity and budget with a number of high-profile clients in a range of industries from non for profits through to automotive. As a seasoned Business Analyst some of your focus will be working on multiple systems and integrating those systems to deliver maximum efficiency and business value. You will manage information flow and data requirements, as well as make strategic decisions about what functionality belongs inside what system. In the role of Business Analyst, you will work cross functionally with multi-talented technical colleagues i.e Developers and Testers, which offers the opportunity to further develop your skills and knowledge within software/website development as well as hone your client management abilities. What experience you’ll need You will be an experienced Business/Data Analyst with experience of software/website development. Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Superb stakeholder management and communication Skills. An analytical and methodical approach. Working Knowledge of UML, Azure, Vision. Familiar with content management systems (CMS), ideally Sitecore and/or Umbracco. Some experience of wireframing, user journeys, process diagrams. Comfortable in an agile and fast paced environment. Strong technical understanding of software or website development. A degree is desirable but by no means essential. Experience of User Testing desired, not essential. Occasional Travel when required. What you’ll get in return for your talents Autonomy and freedom to work on a variety of software development projects with an increasing number of ethical, non-for-profit clients. You will enjoy a very competitive salary in the range of £35k - £45k in addition to a personalised progression plan within a growing and established agency. What’s Next? Apply directly with your latest CV or contact Aaron at ADLIB recruitment for more information on 0117 269 530.
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