Project Managers (Financial Services) - Permanent and Fixed Term Contract Opportunities

Wesleyan are now recruiting experienced Project Managers to join our Transformation/Change department at our head office in Birmingham City Centre.

Our Project Managers are responsible for the delivery of one or more of the Wesleyan’s Business Change projects. To achieve this, our Project Managers are passionate about quality, about delivering on a right first time every time basis, about teamwork, and they have the ability to influence to all levels and across all areas of the business.

Is this the role for you?

Our project managers are responsible for full end-to-end delivery of projects throughout the complete project lifecycle. In addition, you will demonstrate:

Full understanding of the specific scope of each project and ensuring the appropriate project team and structure is mobilised to ensure its timely and successful delivery
Building robust, detailed business cases, including the clear identification and ownership of benefits to be delivered by their projects
Securing appropriate budget to deliver their projects and maintaining tight cost control throughout the lifecycle
Ensuring that the Wesleyan’s project life cycle is followed, and all governance requirements are adhered to (including the effective identification and mitigation of project risks)
Developing and maintaining detailed plans, adopting appropriate management processes to track milestones effectively and project progress, and for the early identification of issues and any necessary countermeasures
Building strong relationships with the project sponsor and all other key stakeholders and ensuring timely communication throughout the project

Our current PM opportunities focus on areas such as product & pricing, group regulatory compliance and strategic capability relating to distribution/advice charging. To succeed in the role we would seek previous experience in one or more of these areas.

Are you the right person?

As a highly skilled, commercially aware PM you have gained experience in a variety of environments (ideally within financial services but not essential) with a background in organisations of similar size and structure to Wesleyan. You will have exceptional stakeholder management expertise as managing multiple relationships is critical to success in this position, this will be coupled with a confident communication style across all levels including Exec/Board level. You will be able to demonstrate strong planning and estimating exposure with full consideration to the financial implication of changing milestones within a project portfolio, budgets will range from £500k to £1.5m typically. With an appropriate professional qualification challenging others, offering solutions with a creative forward-thinking approach will set you apart from other PM’s.

What can you expect in return?

On top of a competitive salary you can expect:

25 days holiday – increasing with service, plus the option to buy and sell holiday
The opportunity to earn annual bonus
Our great pension scheme is company matched, plus 2%
Access to a wide variety of flexible benefits, there are too many to mention but typically include things like travel loan/car parking scheme, cycle to work programme, life insurance, medical cover, financial advice
Tons of discounts designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts
Employee assistance programme – we help you, take care of you
Wesleyan also encourage you to give back to your community through two annual volunteering days
Working 35 hours per week

Interested? Do you have the relevant experience for the challenge? If so submit your application and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

At Wesleyan, we believe everyone has the right to proudly be themselves. Supporting each other, our members, customers and our communities as well as having a clear sense of purpose and passion for all we do, really makes a difference.

We know the best teams are made up of inclusive groups of diverse people, and everyone’s contribution counts. With the support of our partners and employees, we’re building a culture where difference is encouraged. We set out to recruit the best people for the job irrespective of age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment and sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

We are signatories of HM Treasury's Women in Finance Charter, a founding member of Women in Business network (in our home city of Birmingham), and have a five-year membership commitment to WISE, the campaign for gender balance in the UK science, technology and engineering sectors. We are members of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme, and we are committed to strengthening our position in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index.

We are unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK. If you are from outside the EEA and do not possess immigration status which allows you to live and work in the UK, we will be unable to progress your application as Wesleyan are unable to provide sponsorship. Therefore, in the recruitment process all candidates are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation.

Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.