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 TransformationLocation:BathSalary:£30k - £40kBrand new role in the digital transformation function of a growing and successful organisation. Play an influential role as Digital Project Manager within the digital arm of the business. Join the business at an exciting time following significant investment. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Digital Project Manager to join a fast-growing business as they're about to embark on their digital transformation journey. What you'll be doing As part of this innovative team, you'll run a range of digital projects through their entire lifecycle, helping to take the brand’s digital capabilities and online communications to the next level. Your job will be all about making customers lives easier through implementing new time-saving apps, portals and brand-new features to the website. You'll ensure all projects are running as smoothly as possible and that everything is delivered on time and on budget. You will have a knack for spotting and implementing improvements which could be made to existing project management tools, systems, and disciplines. What experience you'll need You will bring bags of experience managing technically challenging and complex digital projects, specifically from an Agency, as a Digital Project Manager, Delivery Manager, Senior Digital Project Manager or a Project Manager. You may also be a Senior Business Analyst or Technical Business Analyst looking to make the step into Project Management. You will have experience in managing a Digital Transformation project in previous roles and understand challenges. Exceptional Communication Skills, with an ability to influence change and manage Stakeholders effectively. An understanding of the Digital Transformation journey that the business is on, and the ability to define this role further to guide them along the way. Ability to utilise your broad knowledge of multiple ways of working in a digital capacity. What you'll get in return for your talents? A competitive salary, likely to be in the £30k to £40k range, is on offer in addition to a clear path to progression and personalised development plan. You will receive a generous benefits package operating within a fun, friendly and flexible environment as a key influencer in a significant digital transformation package. What's next? If you fit the above criteria get in touch with Aaron at ADLIB with an up to date CV today!
— e-Commerce AgencyLocation:BathSalary:£CompetitiveExciting opportunity to play a key role within the digital project management team. Lovely e-Commerce brands to work with. Generous package on offer. Were searching for an exceptional Head of Project Management to join a top digital agency at the forefront of the highly talented digital project management team. The lucky candidate will have the opportunity to work on some incredibly exciting and rewarding digital projects with high profile consumer clients. What youll be doing As Head of Digital Project Management itll be down to you to run a high functioning team to guarantee success through large, complex projects from eCommerce website builds, mobile builds, redesigns, 3rd party integrations and more, whilst motivating and maintaining morale throughout, getting the best out of each team member. You will nurture client relationships, providing constant support and advice, identifying surplus work opportunities wherever possible. Youll need a keen eye for detail as day to day youll find yourself managing budgets and schedules, scope and project plans. As well as ensuring that all projects are delivered on time and on budget, itll be up to you to ensure that all Digital Project Managers are delivering the utmost quality that will delight clients and will keep them coming back for more. What experience youll need You will be a Senior Digital Project Manager, Lead Digital Project Manager within a digital or integrated agency with experience managing complex design and build projects. Demonstrable experience of managing large scale projects and working with sizeable budgets goes without saying - youll need to be a methodology nerd with bags of technical knowledge, well versed in utilising a range of tools and platforms. You will have a strong track record in line management; you will be an expert in stimulating your team and extracting the highest possible standard of work from each and every team member. Experience within eCommerce design and build would be desirable. To succeed in this role youll need first rate client management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Excellent communication and organisational skills. What youll get in return for your talents Alongside a competitive salary, lots of free cake and fun social events you will be joining an a team of world class digital experts doing some excellent work for their client all whilst maintaining a fun, sociable and relaxed working environment in the beautiful West Country. Whats next? If you think you fit the bill, get in touch with Aaron or Fran today!
— 12 month FTC - Digital AgencyLocation:BathSalary:£CompetitiveExciting opportunity to play a key role within the project management team. Lovely B2C brands to work with (predominantly retail). 12 month FTC with the possibility to extend. If youd 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 youve been waiting for. What youll be doing As Digital Producer, itll 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 youll 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. You will be happy to commit to the full duration of the project, which is 12 months. There is a possibility of extension. Excellent communication and organisational skills. What youll 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 encourage 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!
— Digital Projects within an Agile teamLocation:BristolSalary:Up to £45kDigital Business Analyst opportunity working on complex digital projects – from website development through to platform migration. Join a digital agency with stunning offices in the heart of Bristol. Competitive salary in the region of £30k - £45k. Due to growth my client, a thriving digital agency are searching for a Business Analyst with a proven background in driving significant digital projects to join their Bristol studio. What you’ll be doing This calls for a skilled Business Analyst with the ability to get deep under the skin of a business requirement, auditing and understanding business processes. You'll interview and build strong relationships with key stakeholders, whilst running workshops, all of which will help build the complete picture and form the basis of winning digital solutions. You'll enjoy working on a rich variety of projects across a range of B2B and B2C businesses. From enterprise level digital projects to business critical eCommmerce, transactional programmes and CRM programmes. Not only will you produce impeccable project definitions and documentation you'll have top notch digital project management skills, be able to evidence a sound understanding of technical platforms and their implementation and importantly the ability to build your solutions around highly effective user journeys and experiences. What experience you’ll need You will need to be a Digital Business Analyst currently working in a digital environment or a Digital Business Analyst. Experience of working in an Agile environment. You will be a technically minded person who is passionate about digital & technology and you can demonstrate an ability to wrap your head around the development lifecycle products quickly. Your background will ideally be gained from a digital consultancy, digital agency, tech start-up or an eCommerce business. Experience in writing detailed technical specifications. Experience in managing JIRA tickets would go a long way here. Experience of a BDD (Behaviour Driven Development) environment would be the icing on the cake. You will be an exceptional communicator - in writing and in person - able to collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical colleagues alike. Strong stakeholder management experience as this role is client facing. What you’ll get in return for your talents In return you can expect a salary in the region of £30k - £45k (dependent on experience) and the opportunity to join a thriving digital agency who offer a flat structured and non-hierarchical working environment where you’re able to control your own destiny and be treated as an adult. What’s next? We always welcome hearing from Business Analysts – get in touch with Fran at ADLIB today to discuss your next career move.
— Iconic PublisherLocation:OxfordSalary:£CompetitiveContinuous Improvement Project Lead opportunity to join a young and growing team due to growth. Manage a portfolio of projects end to end, strategic role with full ownership and autonomy. Competitive salary in the region of £40k - £45k plus a generous benefits package. We’re working closely with a well-known publisher that are recruiting for a Continuous Improvement Manager to work on a variety of large-scale projects within the sales team from quotation, lead generation and fulfilment process. What you’ll be doing As Continuous Improvement Manager you will work in a small Agile team, working closely with Directors/ Heads of to scope out how their current processes are, scope out what they’d like to change about their processes, areas of improvement and it’s your responsibility to prioritise what are the most business critical and will be the most impactful to the business following Lean Six Sigma. As part of the sales team you will look at the whole sales cycle and see what could be improved from processes around selling i.e. quoting processes, lead generation and from the back-end i.e order invoicing processes and fulfilment processes. You will come with a solutions orientated approach and constantly look at ways to improve workstreams and digging deep into evaluating the current state, why there are problems and coming up with solution, overseeing the whole implementation process. What experience you’ll need Proven experience working in a Continuous Improvement role – whether that’s as a Continuous Improvement Manager, Continuous Improvement Project Manager or Continuous Improvement Project Lead. Lean Six Sigma Experience – ideally certified as a Green Belt or Black Belt. We’re open to industry and where you’ve gained your experience but would like to see candidates that have worked across a variety of industries and can bring a new dynamic to the team. Microsoft Excel including VBL and SQL would be ideal to have but isn’t essential. You will act as Product Owner on projects but don’t need any qualifications in this area. Strong track record in delivering measurable benefits to the business. Ability to communicate Lean concepts. Agile experience is desirable. Experience in Pentaho or Alteryx for ETL is another desirable area of expertise. What you’ll get in return for your talents In return a competitive salary is on offer in the region of £40k - £45k with a host of generous benefits and a great working environment. You will be joining a company that actively encourage growth internally, promoting career progression and therefore having strong retention across the business. What’s next? If you feel you meet the above criteria then please get in touch with Fran at ADLIB today with your up to date CV.
— 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. 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!
— 3month contract - Digital AgencyLocation:BristolType:Salary:Up to £330 per day2x 3 month contracts on offer. Work for an award winning digital agency. Day rate £200 - £330. This highly regarded Bristol based agency is in urgent need of 2 Digital Producers to join their lovely team on a contract basis of 3 months on one of their flagship accounts. What youll be doing Working on one of their biggest accounts, youll manage digital campaigns and oversee complex web builds. Youll need to hit the ground running working alongside Developers and Project Managers to ensure the highest level of service is delivered to clients at all times. What experience youll need Previous agency experience as an Account Manager, Digital Account Manager, Digital Producer, Digital Project Manager, Senior Digital Project Manager gained within a digital agency or an integrated agency working on digital projects/campaigns. Ability to demonstrate impressive client hanWFdling skills. Proven track record in managing complex web builds. Strong digital knowledge is imperative for this role. As this is a contract its essential that you are available and able to commit for the duration of the contract (3 months). What youll get in return for your talents A day rate is on offer in the region of £200 - £330 and the chance to work with some of the best digital experts in the industry. Whats next? As previously mentioned this is an urgent requirement, so if you meet the above criteria then dont hesitate to get in touch with Fran today.
— Global Client ListLocation:BristolSalary:£CompetitiveOpportunity to work for a successful, independent integrated marketing agency. Global client base. Generous salary on offer. Were looking for an impressive Digital Project Manager to join one of Bristols 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 Producer youll manage various web solutions, from websites to full system integration projects, from scoping through to implementation. Youll 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. Itll 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 youll need You could be working as a Digital Project Manager or Digital producer at the moment. Ideally, your experience will be gained from an integrated or digital agency. 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. Line management experience - the ability to stimulate your team. Enthusiasm for project management methodology and the ability to manage multiple projects at one time. What youll 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, Pensions, Cycle to work schemes, discounted car parking, frequent social events, retails and gym discounts. Whats next? Get in touch with Fran today if you meet the criteria!
— 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 doing Youll 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 talents We'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.
— 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 doing As 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 talents Alongside 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 next If 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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