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
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.
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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— Digital AgencyLocation:BathSalary:£30,000 to £35,000Exciting opportunity to play a key role within the digital project management team as part of a well-established and successful agency. Work with a range of high-profile clients on a variety of projects. Beautiful offices in central Bath, commutable from Bristol, Cardiff, Chippenham, Gloucester, Swindon and Yeovil. Do you love building award winning websites? Are you fascinated by the digital landscape? This is a chance to join a superb digital agency in the role of Digital Project Manager. What you’ll be doing As Digital Project Manager you will be a key part of the business working closely with another Project Manager and the Creative Director to deliver engaging and aesthetically pleasing websites for a range of clients from cool start-ups to internal conglomerates. This role is very client facing so stakeholder management and communication skills are vital as clients are seen as partners and vital to the continued success of the business. Naturally you will work cross functionally with design and development teams to define that all briefs are made into actionable plans and projects delivered on time, scope and budget. 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 or Digital Producer capacity. Experienced working with digital teams and strong understanding of web development. Exposure to a variety of digital project management tools. Culturally you will be positive, proactive and customer-centric. You’ll need to be a confident communicator, hands on approach to problem solving and ensuring that things keep running smoothly. Strong time management and organisational skills, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and calm under pressure. You will be passionate about the digital world and thrive in delivering high quality websites. What you’ll get in return for your talents You can expect a competitive salary dependent on your experience up to £35k, and a clear path to progression all within a well-established and growing agency who really cares about their clients. 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! Apply Directly or Contact Aaron Drury at ADLIB Recruitment on 01179 269 530 to discuss further.
— DigitalLocation:SouthamptonSalary:£45,000 to £55,000Salary up to £55k Superb Opportunity is a successful, growing business Clear path to progression, fun and friendly environment This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and successful business in a hybrid role of Project Manager/Scrum Master to drive the delivery of leading digital products. What you’ll be doing As someone with years of experience that embodies Agile ways of working you will work closely with technical and non-technical teams to spearhead the delivery of large scale or complex digital products. Your talents lie in working fast, lean and calm under pressure with a passion for coaching those around you. You will oversee the product lifecycle from inception to delivery and offer superb stakeholder management. The right person will be very customer centric and be flexible in their approach thinking of the end game and bigger picture where the client is always happy. What experience you’ll need You will be a Digital Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Digital Producer, Scrum Master or Senior Account Manager who manages digital projects Experience of leading Scrum Teams, Sprints and Agile Ceremonies Agency Experience delivering many client facing products simultaneously Comfortable with Jira, Confluence, Trello Solid Technical Ability A Customer centric approach Coaching and Line Management skills Working in an Agile, Fluid way Understand Digital Products Inside Out Superb Stakeholder Management Inspirational, Adaptable, Friendly and Approachable Project Management Skills Scrum Master Certification Desirable, Not Essential What you’ll get in return for your talents A very competitive salary of £45k to £55k in addition to an overall attractive package and flexible working. This role offers clear progression opportunities and sits in a senior position within a successful and growing company who attribute a lot of their success to their employees. What’s next? To be considered for the role contact Aaron at ADLIB Recruitment ASAP on 01179 269 530 or send a CV to email@example.com.
— Digital & Tech ConsultancyLocation:BristolSalary:£CompetitiveWork in an agile environment on a range of technical projects. Support clients change needs to help their business growth and development. Working with cutting edge technology and industry experts. A renowned and highly IT and digital consultancy are on the hunt for a Delivery Manager to join their large talented and passionate team. They have an established client base that spans high-profile consumer brands, financial services giants and the public sector, therefore, your work will be varied and impactful. Their Bristol office is a vibrant, agile and friendly hub and youd work in a team who are committed to doing great work for their clients. What youll be doing Youll play a key role within the delivery team, managing and fostering strong relationships with your clients, getting under the skin of their businesses and ensuring your maximising potential, in turn increasing revenue on the accounts along with future planning and issue resolution before it gets that far! Youll be working on a portfolio of well known and loved brands, gathering requirements, mapping out work and creating functional specifications and often acting as Scrum Master. You will be translating business goals into technical deliverables and vice versa, ensuring all business areas are working towards the same targets efficiently. What experience youll need The ideal candidate will have experience within a client facing role whether thats a Delivery Manager, Digital Producer, Digital Project Manager, Agile Project Manager, gained in a digital/ tech consultancy environment. Agile experience is essential here, you will also know your way around task management tools e.g TFS, Jira, VersionOne. If your experience has been gained client side at a tech/ software, management consultancy or start up youll likely be in a Digital Project/ Programme Management position at the moment.End to end experience working on multiple projects. Commercial awareness, with the ability to manage and grow your accounts. First rate communication and client management skills. With natural leadership skills you will enjoy the opportunity to guide and coach within the team, whilst remaining hands on. What youll get in return for your talents You will be joining a team of world class digital experts doing some excellent work for their clients all whilst maintaining a fun, sociable and relaxed working environment, including flexible working hours. Salary will be dependent on experience. What's next? If you live and breathe all things digital and you're on the lookout for a new Delivery Manager role, please send your CV to Francesca at ADLIB today!
— Leading Blue-Chip OrganisationLocation:BathSalary:Up to £35kProject Management Officer (PMO) opportunity to join a fast-growing business within the project management team that are delivering two large scale digital transformation projects. Brand new and first PMO role to the organisation which brings great opportunities to grow and build your own team. Beautiful offices near Bath Spa train station, commutable from Bristol, Wiltshire, Frome, Bradford-On-Avon and Trowbridge. Our client, an award-winning business in Bath are growing at a rapid pace due to success particularly within the tech and delivery teams, therefore they are recruiting for a PMO Executive/ Manager to join the team. What you’ll be doing You will come in working closely and supporting the Programme Manage on portfolio prioritisation encompassing business change, technology and implementation projects. You will be the lynchpin that holds the project management team together, ensuring that all projects are ran with project governance processes and standards, they are constantly evaluated and recommend changes needed if performance isn’t satisfactory, developing, reviewing and maintaining project management standards, processes, procedures, techniques and tools. You will also work closely with senior stakeholders, ensure all other team members are equipped to meet demands and navigate new projects through the approval process. What experience you’ll need Experience in a similar PMO role – whether that’s PMO, PMO Executive, PMO Manager or Project Management Officer. Agile experience and familiar with principles. Experience of working closely with cross-functional teams, product, project management, business analysis and tech. Forecasting, planning project meetings and change control. QA/ quality assurance. Analysis and reporting – data and analysis. What you’ll get in return for your talents There has been no better time to join this company as their YoY growth is 25%, you have the opportunity to come in and hit the ground running and the career progression opportunities would see you grow your own team! A competitive salary is also on offer in the region of £30k - £35k – potentially more for the perfect candidate, so if you’re looking for a little more still get in touch. What’s next? If you fit the above criteria then get in touch with Fran at ADLIB with an up to date CV today.
— Agency Side - Large ClientLocation:CirencesterSalary:Up to £40kDigital Project Manager/ Delivery Manager opportunity to join a leading CRM agency. Work on one of the agencies key accounts, a large FS client. Competitive salary in the region of £30k - £40k. We're searching for an impressive Digital Project Manager with passion and drive to join one of Gloucestershires top agencies to work on a key client at an exciting time as their about to embark on a large data migration project. What you'll be doing The lucky candidate will find themselves working on some fascinating digital projects, alongside some very exciting clients with global recognition. Youll work closely with client services and operational teams to deliver complex web design and build projects across core business units, ensuring each and every project is technically seamless, consistently exceed clients expectations. As a Digital Project Manager, you'll be well versed in working to tight deadlines, keeping your cool when juggling multiple projects to deliver accurate, on brief and on budget digital solutions. What experience you'll need You will be an agency experienced Project Manager, Digital Project Manager, Digital Producer or Delivery Manager. Your agency experience will be gained in either an integrated, digital, data/ CRM environment. Strong communication and stakeholder management experience, comfortable at all levels. Highly organised, used to working to tight deadlines and keeping a cool head under pressure. As a practitioner of project methodologies, youll be comfortable managing complex web builds from scoping, resource scheduling, and effectively handling change management through to testing and delivery. Managing a project throughout the full lifecycle. Experience of managing large complex projects. MS Project experience or similar tools. If you have previous experience in database migration into a cloud environment that would be the dream but is not essential. What you'll get in return for your talents Not only will you be working for an award winning, forward thinking agency, but you will also be given real opportunity for career progression here up to Senior Project Manager and beyond. The salary will depend on your experience but will be in the region of £30k - £40k. What's next? Get in touch with Fran if you think you meet the criteria above.
— Forward Thinking Digital AgencyLocation:BristolSalary:Up to £35kExciting opportunity to play a key role within the project management team. Bristol-based office, a short walk from the city centre. Fantastic team and a lovely office culture. If you're all about delivering innovative digital solutions, has earned your agency stripes in a purely digital role within project management and you're looking for a new challenge in one of Bristols finest digital agencies, then this could be the role for you! What you'll be doing It'll be down to you to manage an array of digital projects, varying in size and complexity, end to end. Youll manage web builds, mobile builds, redesigns and more, working closely with developers, designers and client services to deliver the highest possible standard of work - keeping your lovely clients coming back for more! Youll have excellent project management and IT skills which you will utilise through managing complex projects from the initial brief to completion, writing complex project briefs, scheduling the implementation, balancing resource and staying in regular contact with clients and stakeholders through to delivery. What experience you'll need Youll ideally be a Digital Project Manager or Digital Producer within a digital or integrated agency. Youll have a strong track record managing digital/ web related projects. With meticulous attention to detail, you'll have experience creating detailed project plans as well as site maps/ wireframes and user profiles. A technical acumen will be key, along with a thirst for digital technologies. Knowledge of server infrastructure and Umbraco would be ideal. What you'll get in return for your talents In return, you can expect a salary up to around £35k with some excellent benefits to go alongside. You'll also enjoy a fantastic working environment within a leading digital agency working on exciting projects. What's next? If you fit the above criteria then send your CV to Fran at ADLIB today and arrange a call.
— Digital AgencyLocation:BathSalary:£CompetitiveExciting opportunity to play a key role within the project management team. Lovely B2C brands to work with (predominantly retail). Great time to join the newly re-branded agency with an extended service offering. If you'd love nothing more than to work for a leading digital agency at the forefront of the talented project management team, then this could well be the role you've been waiting for. What you'll be doing As Digital Producer, it'll be down to you to manage an array of digital projects, varying in size and complexity, end to end. Youll manage eCommerce web builds, mobile builds, redesigns, 3rd party integrations and more, working closely with developers, designers and client services to deliver the highest possible standard of work - keeping your lovely clients coming back for more! Youll work closely with internal teams from development to creative whilst working closely with clients keeping them up to date with the progress of projects, mitigating risks and ensuring everything runs like clockwork. What experience you'll need Youll ideally be a Junior Digital Project Manager, Digital Project Manager or Senior Digital Project Manager within a digital agency or integrated agency. Strong track record managing digital/ web related projects. Experience within eCommerce design and build would be desirable. First rate client management skills. Excellent communication and organisational skills. What you'll get in return for your talents In return, you will receive a competitive salary upon experience along with a generous benefits package and the opportunity to work for an employer who encourages and support personal and professional growth with courses and certifications of your choice - from PRINCE2 to yoga! What's next? If you think you fit the bill, get in touch today!
— Global InnovatorLocation:WiltshireSalary:£CompetitiveBrand new opportunity for a New Product Development Project Manager to join a fast-growing business. Work for a globally recognised company. Competitive salary on experience. 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 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.
— 12 month FTC - Global InnovatorLocation:MalmesburySalary:£CompetitiveUnique opportunity for a Digital Project Manager or Producer to get stuck in with some exciting projects. Join this global innovator at their HQ in Malmesbury. 12 month FTC with an immediate start. We're searching for an experienced Digital Producer on the lookout for a new challenge. This is a rare opportunity to join a truly innovative company at their global HQ based in Wiltshire, just off the M4 corridor and commutable from Swindon, Oxford, Bath, and Bristol on a 12 month FTC. What you'll be doing As part of this pioneering team, you'll run digital projects through their entire lifecycle; from requirement capturing, concept and scoping, through to planning, risk management and sign-off, ensuring deadlines and budgets are met every time. Youll have a broad input to the team helping in the development of new strategies and concepts to take their eCommerce capabilities and online communications to the next level. 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 currently be a Junior Digital Project Manager, Digital Producer or Digital Project Manager. Your experience will likely be gained in a digital agency or software house. With projects arising in abundance, you'll be passionate about digital strategy, IT, and user experience. You will be familiar with content management systems (CMS), Jira and Confluence. You'll need to be effortlessly capable of influencing key stakeholders and communicating at all levels of the business and delivering projects on time and on budget. As this is a 12-month contract you will be able to commit to the full duration. What you'll get in return for your talents You can expect a competitive salary based on experience, along with superb benefits and superb long term career prospects and the prestige that goes with working for this highly regarded company. What's next? For more information on this please send your CV to Fran at ADLIB without delay.
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