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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— Agile & Innovative Creative EnvironmentLocation:BristolSalary:£CompetitiveSenior Digital Project Manager opportunity to join a global business with exciting & rapid growth plans! Progressive and adaptable technology exposure spread across multiple stacks. High-level creative solutions for global organisations and household names. Cutting edge and globally renowned technology giant have landed in Bristol with expansion plans involving significant growth over the next few years! We are recruiting for an experienced Delivery Manager to join the outstanding project team. This really is a great chance to gain exposure to some truly great projects, working with some new, modern and emerging technologies. What you’ll be doing Joining a team poised for rapid growth, you will run large digital projects through their entire lifecycle, taking the brands digital capabilities and comms to a whole new level. you will be working closely with developers, testers and designers. Translating client requirements into documentation, while delivering detailed gap analysis against proposed solutions. Facilitating communications between a wide range of individuals, including creative, business and technical. No one day is the same in this role, offering a huge variety and exposure to a broad range of progressive projects, while working within an innovative and collaborative organisation. What skills you’ll need Ideally, you will currently be working as a Senior Digital Project Manager, Senior Digital Producer or Delivery Manager, in a digital agency, marketing agency or internal studio. Demonstrable experience of managing digital projects, with a good understanding of interface design and build techniques. Appreciation of user experience principals. Experience of agile planning/ estimation techniques (e.g. Sprint planning). Experience across design and build, apps, devices and user interfaces. Excellent working background in SCRUM (Agile) methodologies. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. What you’ll get in return for your talents Incredible opportunity to work for a Times Top 50 Employer, offering a competitive salary. Along with outstanding long-term progression, training. and development. You will also have access to courses and conferences alongside a fantastic benefits package. You can expect generous holidays, a discretionary bonus, a healthy pension. A flexible benefits scheme tailored to your own personal preferences! This is a fantastic chance to be a key part of an expanding technology team in stunning new offices, designed to hold regular meetups, events and drive innovation. What’s next? If you meet the above criteria get in touch with Fran today.
— Successful EdTech OrganisationLocation:OxfordSalary:£CompetitiveSoftware Project Manager role to join a leading tech business in Abingdon. Work on a variety of digital projects including ERP CRM, software upgrades and integration projects. Amazing culture, flexible and autonomous environment. Here is a fantastic opportunity to join an Oxford-based business who make beautiful SaaS products as Project Manager. This is a high-profile role within the business where you’ll take the lead on managing large projects and managing cross-functional teams on and offshore. What you’ll be doingAs Project Manager, you will be working on a large change project as the company are replacing their legacy ERP platforms with Microsoft Dynamics 365. You will be managing the programme of work and all IT components involved from application changes, interface changes and software vendor changes. You will have total ownership of all IT projects implemented across the group of businesses throughout their full life cycle with budgets in excess of £1ml. What experience you’ll need You currently be an experienced IT Project Manager, Tech Project Manager or Software Project Manager. You will have prior experience and a successful track record in delivering IT infrastructure projects. Experience managing integration and CRM projects. Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP experience. Knowledge of the software development life cycle. Prince 2 Practitioner qualified. Expert in MS Excel and MS Project. Agile and Waterfall. Experience of managing budgets up to £1ml. Strong communication skills and comfortable with stakeholder management at Director level. What you’ll get in return for your talentsYou will be joining a company that has a genuinely great culture, where people come first. This is a senior-level role within the business. The salary is competitive and you will also receive a package including a company bonus. What’s next?This is likely to turn around very quickly, if you’re a Software/Tech Project Manager that fits the above criteria then please get in touch with Fran at ADLIB with an updated CV 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.
— Digital Transformation ProjectsLocation:Bristol (North)Salary:Up to £40k + bonusDigital Project Manager opportunity to join a reputable financial services firm in North Bristol. Large scale digital transformation project. Opportunity to work with the latest technology. Opportunity to join a customer and service first organisation that are about to embark on a digital transformation project, therefore, they are in need of an experienced Project Manager to join the growing team. What you'll be doing As Digital Project Manager Financial Service client, you will be spending 50% of your time managing and coordinating continuous software development across existing applications, and the other 50% managing the implementation of a white-labeled eCommerce site. The nature of the development work is split 70/30 in favour of Front-end as opposed to Back-end so most of your software/digital delivery experience should be aligned like this. What experience you'll need Digital Project Management experience gained within an agency or client-side as a Project Manager, managing front-end/ UX projects. Worked alongside or in software development teams. You will have a passion for wanting to make positive changes and the ability to deal with issues head-on and efficiently. The organisation has an incredibly high Customer and Employee satisfaction scores, so a Customer /Service-first approach will give you the best chance of being successful here. MS Azure, MS .Net, Umbraco CMS and/or Salesforce. Financial services experience/ managed financial services clients. eCommerce project experience. Please note that the location of the role is North Bristol, near M32 parking, is on offer and the offices are close to the metro and bus links. What you'll get in return for your talents In return a salary in the region of £30k - £40k is on offer and additional benefits including bonus, generous pension, free parking and the opportunity to work for an organisation with strong retention and genuine career progression opportunities. What to do next? Please apply now for immediate consideration.
— Retail & DistributionLocation:ExeterSalary:£40k + BenefitsBrand New Opportunity to work as IT Project Manager for a market leading wholesaler. Spearhead IT based change projects within a fast growing and successful business. Commutable from Exeter, Taunton, Exmouth, Torquay, Bridgwater, Barnstaple. This is a brand-new role created by my client, a leading wholesaler, due to really rather impressive growth and performance. As IT Project Manager you will have previous experience within a software development environment and be comfortable acting a lead implementing technical projects. In return, you’ll be joining a well-established company with a family feel with superb opportunities to grow and progress whilst being well financially rewarded for your efforts. What you’ll be doing As IT Project Manager you will be working closely with the IT Manager and Lead Software Developer to help implement new systems and software surrounding CRM and warehouse management. You will embody a culture of continuous improvement and growth as part of a company that prides themselves on teamwork and culture. You will sit within the IT team of 10 people but also be comfortable working cross functionally with the wider business and liaise with both internal and external stakeholders. You will be comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously, perhaps up to 20 at a time, keeping the cost, time, budgeting and reporting in complete control with superb decision making and process management skills. What experience you'll need Project Management Experience of IT/Technical Projects. Firm grasp of Software Development. Ability to bring new ideas to the table and implement new processes, procedures. Ability to Implement a New CRM system and Warehouse Management System. Drive Continuous Improvement. Solid Project Management skills surrounding budgeting, timing, reporting, organisation. Understand multiple methodologies and ways of working including Waterfall and Agile. Be positive, friendly and a real team player. Must be able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously with ease. What you'll get in return for your talents In return you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development opportunities and a whole host of perks within a friendly, inclusive environment. What’s next? Get in touch with Aaron today if you meet the criteria! 01179 269 530 email@example.com
— Software Products within Property DataLocation:KentSalary:£80k + BenefitsAn opportunity to make a real impact as Head of Product Management 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 in Kent that look to bring on board a new Head of Product due to continued growth and success within the group to offer strategic vision and champion the product portfolio. What you’ll be doing As the Head of Product, you will be instrumental in devising a commercial strategy that promotes the existing portfolio of software and services in addition to devising new solutions to new and existing clients, primarily B2B property professionals. You will also ensure your vision is aligned with other business units, whilst maintaining the status as the market leader and the most profitable within the group. You will enjoy line management responsibilities of three product managers and dotted line responsibilities of other team members whilst reporting directly into the Product Director and liaising with other Head of Products. Whilst this is a client facing role, it is not a sales position and as such you will expected to be in the office for a minimum of 3 days a week and an average of one day a week “on the road” meeting clients and networking for example. What experience you’ll need Previous experience as Head of Product/Product Director. Strong experience of software products within a B2B environment. Client facing and networking abilities. Experience in coaching and managing a team. A forward-thinking visionary with commercial and strategic nous. Understanding of legal or property market a real bonus. Ability to grow and improve an established software product portfolio within the property data market. A continuous improvement and change management mentality. Ability to bring fresh ideas to the table, and implement effectively. Ability to work cross functionally and liaise with different departments. A track record of growth and increased revenue. Gravitas and ability to influence key decision makers. Ability to “speak the language” with technical colleagues. Calm under pressure, flexible, good decision-making skills. Degree Educated. What you’ll get in return for your talents The opportunity to join a market leading business and be pivotal in designing and implementing the continued growth of the business. The role offers a great 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 on 01179 269 530.
— 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Global Client BaseLocation:BristolSalary:£CompetitiveOpportunity to work for a successful, independent integrated marketing agency. Global client base and variety of small to large scale projects. Superb working environment and progression on offer. We're looking for an impressive Digital Project Manager to join one of Bristol's most well respected creative agencies. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a list of high profile global clients, alongside a hugely talented team. What youll be doing As Digital Project Manager you'll spearhead a variety of web solutions, from websites to full system integration projects, from scoping through to implementation. You'll track budgets and schedules, create project plans and identify risk, all alongside managing a small high functioning team to guarantee steady progress through large, complex projects. You will work closely with the account management team to nurture and drive client relationships, providing constant support and advice to the client, identifying surplus work opportunities wherever possible. It'll be up to you to ensure work of the highest quality is delivered on time and on budget, which will delight clients and will keep them coming back for more. What experience you'll need You could be working as a Digital Project Manager or Digital producer at the moment. Ideally, your experience will be gained from an agency or software house with experience of technical projects. Demonstrable experience of managing large scale projects and working with sizeable budgets. Comprehensive knowledge of a range of tools and platforms. Strong track record of efficiency and process. Solid understanding of the principles and processes involved in web-development, web-based application programming, database and system design. Good working knowledge of content management systems, ideally Drupal. First-rate client management skills with the ability to manage expectations. Enthusiasm for project management methodology and the ability to manage multiple projects at one time. What you'll get in return for your talents In return you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development opportunities and a whole host of perks including Healthcare, Pension, Cycle to work schemes, discounted car parking, frequent social events, retail and gym discounts. Whats next? Get in touch with Aaron today if you meet the criteria!
— 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.
— E Commerce 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 Project Manager, 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!
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