Job description

  • Location:
    Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, Newcastle, Plymouth, Southampton
  • Salary:
  • Contract Type:

Project Manager (0711)

We're currently looking for a Project Manager to join our Programme Management Unit (PMU) on a full time, permanent basis.

The team are based across our Bristol, Newcastle and Plymouth offices so ideally you'll be based near one of these locations, although one of our other regional offices may be considered (Southampton, Leeds, Edinburgh).


The team

The PMU is responsible for co-ordinating, defining, supporting and running the Programme of key Projects for the firm, encompassing both internal and client facing projects.  They do this by providing qualified Programme Management, Project Management, Business Analysis expertise and Project Assurance. 


The role

This is an exciting and varied role that will see you take the lead in the successful scoping and delivery of a variety of large scale projects, including large scale process and service improvements, IT and client focused work. You'll manage the resource, budget and risk within the projects and work closely with our Business Analysts to ensure timely delivery. You'll also work closely with different teams across the business so will need to establish effective communication strategies to ensure a collaborative working approach.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Being responsible for the running of business critical projects on a day to day basis, ensuring that they will achieve the benefits defined in the business case.
  • Ensuring all projects produce a robust business case to the standards set out by the programme governance before the project is initiated. You'll be expected to take an active role in supporting the business case production and to work with Business Analysts to understand the requirements.
  • Planning, co-ordinating and managing a number of business focused projects within scope, plan, budget and quality as agreed.
  • Producing accurate resource forecasts and securing resources on the project to enable it to be delivered within set timescales and budget.
  • Assessing and monitoring risks, issues, dependencies and changing requests to ensure the project is delivered successfully.


What are we looking for?


  • Minimum of three years' experience working as a project manager
  • Experience of managing large scale multi-disciplined business change projects
  • Experience of working closely with colleagues across multiple departments
  • Passion for delivering new technology
  • Budget and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Experience of communicating with colleagues at all levels, up to Board level
  • Good presentation skills
  • Knowledge of the full Microsoft Office Suite


  • Experience of working in a regulated professional services environment
  • Experience of Cloud computing
  • Experience of delivering financial system enhancements
  • Project management qualification such as Prince2 Practitioner or equivalent

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships. 

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations. Please get in touch to let us know how we can give you the best possible recruitment experience.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.  We also recognise the challenges of relocation and post-pandemic return to the office.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can choose and vary the benefits that matter most to you.


Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (

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Kim Southway

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