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Programme Manager Job Description

Job Overview

The role of the Programme Manager is to take total accountability for planning, structuring, leading and executing the largest projects or programmes of high risk and complexity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the programme’s budget on behalf of the programme director, monitoring the expenditures and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the programme progresses
  • Plan the programme and monitoring its overall progress, resolving issues and initiating corrective action as appropriate
  • Management and analysis of issues
  • Build, manage and motivate the Programme team
  • Ensure the delivery of new products or services from the projects is to the appropriate levels of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the programme plan
  • Be responsible for the quality assurance and overall integrity of the programme
  • Manage third party contributions to the programme as appropriate
  • Communicate with all stakeholders
  • Manage both the dependencies and the interfaces between projects
  • Manage the risks to the programme’s successful outcome.
  • Report progress of the programme at regular intervals to the Programme Director

Skills / Attributes Required

  • Previous experience in Project / Programme Management using leading methodologies and processes
  • Experience of managing multiple parties including Senior Project Managers, Business Analysts, Software Development staff and third party vendors
  • The ability to manage large teams (50-80) across multiple locations
  • Prince 2 level training or equivalent
  • Knowledge of MS Project
  • Understand budgetary control and resource allocation procedures
  • Ability to create a sense of community amongst the disparate members of the programme teams

Alternative Job Titles

Digital Programme Manager | Program Manager

Typical Salary Range

£65,000 to £85,000