Director of Programmes and Projects

Irlam Permanent £140,000 - £150,000 per year
  • Join a relaxed atmosphere where you will be encouraged to contribute
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

About Our Client

My client is a scaling Telecoms company dedicated to driving change across the local area and beyond.

Job Description


  • Overseeing the overall management and performance of the entire business project portfolio, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives
  • Providing the leadership and strategic direction on organisational change initiatives to enhance project delivery capabilities
  • Articulate and able to command the attention and respect of investors, customers, business partners and company executives
  • Contributing at leadership level, engaging, liaising and providing support to all stakeholders
  • Contributing with fresh ideas on strategy, business planning, and service delivery that will challenge normal practice
  • Conversant with contract management and contracts and have good negotiation skills
  • Building and sustaining an integrated, multi-cultural, cooperative and high performance team that anticipates and responds to the needs of the organisation and key stakeholders
  • Continuous improvement in the methods of working and best practice and alignment with FFL ethos
  • Accountable for attracting and retention; managing resource allocation; the mentoring and development of the talent in house and potential future leaders
  • Implementing strategies for service delivery, capturing learning to promote a culture of continuous improvement and best practice
  • Establishing and implementing project management processes and methodologies to ensure best practices, tools and processes

The Successful Applicant


  • Advanced Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Risk Management and Mitigation
  • Resource Allocation and Management
  • Cost Estimation and Control
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Contract Negotiation and Management
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Various project methodologies e.g. MSP, Agile and Waterfall Methodologies etc.
  • Change Management
  • Project Management Software Proficiency


  • Project Management Knowledge: A solid foundation in project management principles, either through a degree or through certifications like PMP or PRINCE2
  • Business Acumen: Understanding of business operations and strategy MBA or similar business-focused qualification
  • A background in major programme/project delivery e.g. rail, nuclear, aerospace, construction etc. Experience of telecoms industry would be beneficial.

What's on Offer

  • 25 days holiday plus an extra day off for your birthday
  • flexible and hybrid working
  • Generous pension - employer 6%, employee 3%
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Medical cash plan
  • Life assurance
  • Shut down over Christmas
Beth Molyneaux
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Phone number
+44 161 829 0397

Job summary

Job function
IT Programme Management
Technology & Telecoms
Contract type
Consultant name
Beth Molyneaux
Consultant phone
+44 161 829 0397
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