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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— 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 talentsYou 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.
— Global InnovatorLocation:WiltshireSalary:£On ExperienceIntegrated Project Manager opportunities working for a global brand at a variety of levels from Junior, Mid-weight through to Senior. Work on projects and product launches to a global market. Offices commutable from Bristol, Bath, Swindon and M4 Corridor. This is a rare opportunity to work for iconic global brands that are on the lookout for various marketing project managers (junior, mid-weight and senior). You will play a lead role in the delivery of significant creative and digital campaigns, ensuring they are in line with their vision and objectives.What you’ll be doing Within a busy team you’ll work collectively to support a cross-functional team to develop a clear statement of work during the design phase of branding projects and ultimately deliver the goods. To achieve this you’ll maintain a clear and concise project brief, ensuring communications are clear and delivery is timely to ensure the roll out of brand, marketing and digital projects all of which meet the needs of the wider team and business. As Marketing Project Manager you’ll have the ability to foresee where risks may lie ahead and mitigate them where possible, managing internal creative and production resources and budget targets, managing systems and working closely with the programme manager to review the size and scope of projects. What experience you’ll need Ideally you will have gained your experience in a marketing, creative or digital agency as an Account Executive, Account Manager or even Senior Account Manager or working in a Project Manager, Production Manager role delivering marketing campaigns. You’ll have the ability to work in a cross functional fast paced environment Have a proven background of delivering both creative, fully integrated and digital campaigns and assets. If you’ve worked alongside digital and tech teams and understand the UX process works and forecast challenges before they arise with a proactive mindset that’ll go a long way in this role. What you’ll get in return for your talents Your experience will be entirely dependant on experience and level you’ll be joining the business, they do offer competitive salaries along with stacks of onsite facilities and benefits including company bonus. In addition to this if you excel in the role there could be further opportunities in this fast growing business.What next?If this sounds of interest please get in touch with Fran at ADLIB for further information. They are looking to interview ASAP, apply today and you could be in the role within the next few weeks!
— Digital Learning SolutionsLocation:Bristol + Remote WorkingSalary:£On experienceDeliver innovative digital learning solutions to the world's leading brands. Work on cutting-edge technologies - VR, AR, Adaptive Microlearning and more. High-growth and successful business. The UK's leading digital learning business is on the lookout for one Senior Digital Project Manager to join the team and ensure the successful delivery of leading digital learning solutions to internationally recognised brands. What you'll be doingReporting directly in to the Head of Project Management, you'll have end to end responsibility for ensuring the timely and to budget delivery of digital learning and technology solutions. Your customers will include some of the largest and most respected brands and charities going, and you'll be responsible for managing those relationships closely throughout - this is a client facing project management role, so you may be a Senior Account Manager, Digital Producer or client facing Digital Project Manager currently. From the moment the client signs on the dotted line, you will take ownership from there. You'll translate top-line requirements in to fully scoped and costed specifications and manage those through delivery through collaboration with internal departments - keeping your clients informed and smiling along the way. Your projects will typically be around £80k - £100k pieces of work, but these commonly get up to £250k+ from a budget perspective, with a typical delivery timeline running around 10 - 12 weeks and you'll typically have 7-10 projects running at any one time. You will own the financial aspects of your projects - from profitability to budget accuracy.What experience you'll need Youll ideally be an established client facing Digital Project Manager with a solid track record. You may also be a Senior Account Manager or Digital - as long as you are responsible for the successful delivery of large scale digital projects and are client facing. Naturally, digital learning or eLearning experience would be perfect, but provided your experience is 'digital' and not 'IT/technical software' then we'd love to hear from you - your background might be in digital content production, digital campaigns, web design and build or immersive / interactive technology. This is a hybrid project management / account management role, you will need experience of managing client relationships. You will, of course, have meticulous attention to detail, the ability to move at pace, juggle a million priorities and keep everyone around you smiling throughout - easy!What you'll get in return for your talentsWe're looking at market rate on your experience in terms of salary on top of a fantastic company culture, great benefits and the chance to work on leading emerging technologies. The company is headquartered in Plymouth and the project management function is split across Plymouth, Bristol and London so the majority of this role will involve remote working. What's next? This is looking to turn around as quickly as possible, please get in touch with Fran with a CV today to run through the small print.
— Digital Learning SolutionsLocation:BristolSalary:£On experienceDeliver innovative digital learning solutions to the world's leading brands. Work on cutting-edge technologies - VR, AR, Adaptive Microlearning and more. High-growth and successful business. The UK's leading digital learning business is on the lookout for a Mid-weight Digital Project Manager to join the team and ensure the successful delivery of leading digital learning solutions to internationally recognised brands. What you'll be doingYoull get stuck in with the end to end project management for a range of projects, ensuring the timely and to budget delivery of digital learning and technology solutions. Your customers will include some of the largest and most respected brands and charities going, and you'll be responsible for managing those relationships closely throughout - this is a client facing project management role, so you may be a Senior Account Manager, Digital Producer or client facing Digital Project Manager currently. You'll translate top-line requirements in to fully scoped and costed specifications and manage those through delivery through collaboration with internal departments - keeping your clients informed and smiling along the way. Your projects will typically be around £80k - £100k pieces of work, but these commonly get up to £250k+ from a budget perspective, with a typical delivery timeline running around 10 - 12 weeks and you'll typically have 7-10 projects running at any one time. You will own the financial aspects of your projects - from profitability to budget accuracy.What experience you'll need Youll ideally be an established client facing Digital Project Manager with a solid track record. You may also be a Senior Account Manager or Digital - as long as you are responsible for the successful delivery of large scale digital projects and are client facing. Naturally, digital learning or eLearning experience would be perfect, but provided your experience is 'digital' and not 'IT/technical software' then we'd love to hear from you - your background might be in digital content production, digital campaigns, web design and build or immersive / interactive technology. This is a hybrid project management / account management role, you will need experience of managing client relationships. You will, of course, have meticulous attention to detail, the ability to move at pace, juggle a million priorities and keep everyone around you smiling throughout - easy!What you'll get in return for your talentsWe're looking at market rate on your experience in terms of salary on top of a fantastic company culture, great benefits and the chance to work on leading emerging technologies. The company is headquartered in Plymouth and the project management function is split across Plymouth, Bristol and London so the majority of this role will involve remote working. What's next? This is looking to turn around as quickly as possible, please get in touch with Fran with a CV today to run through the small print.
— 3 month contractLocation:Bristol + Remote WorkingType:Salary:Up to £350 per day3 month contract for an experienced Digital Project Manager/ Senior Digital Project Manager, starting immediately. Day rate in the region of £250 - £350. Offices based in Bristol with remote working. A great opportunity arises for either a Mid-weight Digital Project Manager or Senior Digital Project Manager, to join a digital agency in central Bristol. You'll be joining on an ongoing contract basis for 3 months initially.What you'll be doingYou'll be working alongside some of the most talented minds in the industry with global brands on impressive high budget projects. This role will be varied and you will be responsible for: scoping, estimating project costs, project planning, quality management, resourcing project risk and assumption management. As Digital Project Manager you'll be the glue that holds the digital projects and development needs together - from start to completion. You'll make sure the right projects are prioritised and help the internal teams structure their commitments.What experience you'll need You will currently be a Digital Project Manager or Senior Digital Project Manager. Ideally your experience will be gained in a digital agency or consultancy. Track record of delivering multiple projects across digital strategy, engagement, content, web design and builds). You will be passionate about digital marketing with a background in working with large scale digital campaigns. You will be immediately available and able to commit to the full duration of the contract - 3 months. What you'll get in return for your talentsAlong with the opportunity to work with some impressive clients and have a flexible set up circa 1-2 days office based and the remainder of your week remote, for your hard work you'll be rewarded with a day rate circa £250 - £350 per day.What's next?If you feel you fit the above criteria then don't hesitate to get in touch with Fran at ADLIB with an updated CV.
— Internationally Admired OrganisationLocation:BournemouthSalary:Up to £27kBrand new role in an iconic organisation. 12 month FTC. Working in a high-growth and high-calibre digital transformation team.This is a brand new role to come in and own the brand new Intranet about to be launched, all best practice associated with content management and ensure that the organisation are making the most out of their investment on a 12 month FTC.What you'll be doingReporting directly into the Digital Studio Manager, you'll have overall ownership of that intranet - the company's - as well as various other integrating content platforms. You'll lead the creation of new sections of the intranet, create robust and scalable user and content management processes enabling multiple stakeholders and teams across the business to harness the power of the intranet. You'll be responsible for all management, maintenance, testing and deployment of content and data through the platform, and will be recruiting a Platform Coordinator to support you in this. It's an exciting time to be joining this organisation - with some high-profile implementations and integrations on the horizon - and you'll be in the thick of it, collaborating with project managers, UXers, digital marketers, internal comms, online editors and more!What experience you'll need Previous ownership of and management of a sizeable Intranet-based system. You will currently be in a similar Digital Platform Manager role. This is a fast-paced environment, so you'll be steady under pressure, be confident making autonomous decisions around the future strategy for Sitecore and bringing internal stakeholders with you on a journey. Enough HTML / CSS exposure to troubleshoot effectively in the web content and email features without too much reliance on technical colleagues. An inside out knowledge of how content management platforms work, how they interact with other systems and how to maximise performance for large companies. Experience working within a web design and build environment and comfortable with Kanban, Lean and Agile methodologies. Experience of growing and managing small teams. Process driven with meticulous attention to detail.What you'll get in return for your talentsThere is a salary banding of £20k - £27k on offer for the role. On top of this is nice raft of benefits for you to enjoy.What's next?Please get in touch with Fran with a CV today to be considered. This role will close on 24th February, so ensure you've been in touch before then please.
— Big projects, Top Software HouseLocation:BristolSalary:£45-65KLead high value projects with household brands and digital businesses. Agile development projects, multiple sectors. Friendly, sociable and progressive environment.One of Bristol's true success stories are still growing fast and need a talented Senior Software Project Manager to join their passionate team. If you enjoy project managing the delivery of large software, web and app projects then this is definitely one for you!What skills you'll be needing Experience of managing large web and software development projects from end-to-end (budgets of £500K+). Significant experience of working in an agile/Scrum environment. You'll need experience of budget, scoping, scheduling, risk, issue and change management. Fantastic communication skills, the ability to work in a friendly professional manner achieving buy-in from customers and the respect of the development team. A strong technical knowledge perhaps gained from previous experience as a developer or academic studies.What you'll be doingAs Senior Software Project Manager, your core responsibility will be to run and manage a portfolio of software and website projects ensuring that client and in-house teams work together effectively. They need someone who is able to keep to tight schedules and budgets using agile methodologies. This will include managing budgets, identifying, creating and managing risk registers and issue logs, managing change requests, resource planning and status reporting to stakeholders. You will be required to support the sales teams in bidding, tendering and presentation activities as well as help to focus on the financial benefits for clients and the business. They have just won a number of high value, long term projects; its an exciting time for the company and a great opportunity for a talented Senior PM looking to put down roots in a quality driven software house.What you'll get in return for your talentsAlongside the job satisfaction of working on an interesting mix of web and software projects for a business that rewards its staff regularly, you can expect some great benefits and incentives too. There's a competitive salary (£45-65K), annual bonus, paid staff events, access to Agile training/certs, cycle parking and showers, pension, health plan and much more on offer here. They have a very well positioned office near to a huge range of lunch options and a massive park. This really is one not to be missed!What's nextIf this looks tailor-made for you then send in your CV to Mike now or call in for a chat (01179269530).
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