Senior Pensions Project Programme Manager London Sheffield Darlington

 Juliette Lister and Lisa Tremlett are currently assisting a TPA who are presently recruiting for Senior Project Programme Managers in London, Darlington and Sheffield. 

 About the role

You will manage and control Transition and Change projects delivering to a high quality in accordance with the agreed plan, Co-ordinating the delivery of the project by ensuring all work streams have taken the appropriate action to complete the tasks efficiently within specified time scales at an agreed cost.

Take ownership and manage any project assigned to you (Variety of new and existing business)

Produce and maintain project management control documentation required for the effective initiation, delivery and closure of each project ensuring PRINCE2 Project Management Methodology is applied where appropriate

Ensure that all Work Stream responsibilities are clearly communicated to and agreed by all parties

Co-ordinate the delivery of the project by ensuring all Work Streams have taken the appropriate action to complete the tasks efficiently within specified time scales at an agreed cost

Proactively manage changes in project scope using agreed change control process as defined in project documentation

Provide regular reports and any other relevant project information, detailing progress against the agreed plan, highlighting any potential or real issues to project Stakeholders affected by or involved in the project to ensure that projects are completed efficiently within specified time scales as defined in departmental standards

Record project risks and issues on the project RAID log, report these appropriately and manage these to successful closure, ensuring you:

Identify and report breaches immediately to your line manager and/or the Operational Risk and Compliance Department as appropriate and plan and implement timely effective corrective action to prevent recurrence

Plan the effective mitigation of risks, devising appropriate contingency plans and escalating to your line manager where necessary

Identify the root cause of issues and plan and implement timely effective corrective action, including invocation of change control where appropriate

Conduct project Post Implementation Reviews to review the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and controls and make recommendations to enhance service delivery, improve processes and reduce potential complaints and business risks.

 Essential skills 

Financial services or Pensions experience is essential

Experience of Bulk Purchase Annuities within a is essential

PRINCE2 qualification is essential

Previously worked on Data Migration/Operational setup projects is essential

Understands Business Process Automation (BPA)

Strong stakeholder engagement skills (Internal and external)

Has previous client facing experience and proven ability of managing key relationships, queries and complaints effectively.

Proven ability of participating in any sales/new business bids, where requested and provide support for planning estimates and documentation

Understand the elements of a RAID log, the significance of probability and impact for risks and how risks differ from issues

Ability to create and deliver presentations


This is a Profile Search and Selection vacancy who are operating as an Employment Agency. In order to apply for this position candidates MUST have PRINCE 2 AND PENSIONS PROJECTS EXPERIENCE.  Please note as we receive a high volume of applications we are only able to respond to those candidates who are shortlisted.

 This role would be suited to any of the following;  

    Pensions Projects Manager Prince 2 Practitioner Pensions IT Manager

    Pensions Implementation Consultant 

  If you are also aware of any friends or colleagues currently working within the industry who are looking for a change within their career, please pass on our contact details and we will endeavour to assist with their search.

Profile Search and Selection are a specialist Pensions and Financial Services recruitment agency with opportunities nationwide - Please feel free to contact us direct should you wish to discuss any further vacancies

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