The job of a Save the Children’s UK Change Project Manager is fast-paced and complex.
- Are you a commercially-minded project manager?
- Do you have experience of successfully driving business and people focused change?
- Are you willing and able to have challenging conversations and influence change for the greater good?
- Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn’t just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?
If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!
Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.
Reporting directly to the Head of Change and Delivery, the Change Project Manager will be responsible for driving the delivery of long lasting organisational change which supports our ambitious transformation agenda.
The Change Project Manager will ensure each business function is accountable for the delivery of their change initiatives by challenging and supporting in equal measure. They will across all departments within Save the Children UK and will seek to enable closer working relationships, removal of waste, and streamlining of processes and procedures.
The role holder will also play a key role in maintaining transparent and accurate monitoring of project performance across expenditure, efficiency savings, and productivity measures.
As a rights-based organisation, we are committed to anti-racism and actively opposed systemic oppression of any form. The Change Project Manager will also support our commitment to celebrate diversity, challenge inequality, and build an inclusive environment for every one of our employees so we can better represent the children we protect.
The Change Project Manager will have responsibility for ensuring project delivery by coordinating, managing and aligning delivery of organisational change. Key duties will focus on:
- Working to ensure projects within the change portfolio are delivered on-time, within scope and to budget
- Creating, managing and delivering against project work plans through the active management of milestones, budgets and resources
- Setting-up and running an effective project governance which allows for sufficient accountability and transparency to facilitate robust decision making
- Working with colleagues to understand the interdependencies across the change portfolio to allow for alignment, logical sequencing and prioritization of activity
- Preparing and publishing accurate and timely project status reports to stakeholders
Performance Monitoring and Benefits Realisation
- Measuring project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques to track progress, benefits realization, adoption and proficiency
- Ensuring all project plans consider engagement and communication, training and development, processes and transition which will maximize adoption with staff at all levels
- Identifying and managing project risks and issues, ensuring appropriate levels of ownership, thorough mitigation plans and a proportionate escalation process
- Ensuring that project risk management is fully aligned with the Save the Children UK’s wider risk management strategy and framework
- Successful track record of managing projects which span people, culture and large-scale organisational change
- A good understanding of a broad range of project management practices, tools and methodologies
- Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles
- Experience facilitating Steering Committees or Subcommittees
- A recognised project or programme management qualification
- Ability to have challenging conversations and influence the organisation to change for the greater good while building strong working relationships and fostering a team environment
- Ability to identify waste and process inefficiencies and devise and facilitate solutions that can be implemented and owned by relevant departments
- A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment
- A commitment to Save the Children UK’s aims and core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity
Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.