Project Manager (12 Month FTC)

Posted 02 Dec 2022


Folkestone (Project or Program Mgmt.)

Job Type:contractDuration:12 months
Category:Project or Program Mgmt.Recruiter Reference:saga/TP/45683/2214
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:up to £50,000 p.a. (dependent on experience)

***Remote/home working with occasional visits to either our Central London or Folkestone, Kent office. So, it’s important you live within a reasonable commuting distance***

Our people are everything to us. The way they deliver exceptional experiences every day for our customers, for their colleagues. The way they own what they do. Their 'Why's it like that?' curiosity. How they always think of others and work together to get things done. For us, for you, make do will never do. Good enough? Not even close. Come and do the best work of your life alongside lovely colleagues. Come to Saga.  

And right now, we are looking for a Project Manager (12 month FTC Maternity Cover) to join our Insurance Change team. In this role, you will be key in delivering  priority initiatives in line with the change request, approval, and delivery process.  

You will track business cases through the project lifecycle including the impact to benefits and manage across functions daily to ensure project milestones and timelines are achieved, tracking issues, and managing risk as you go.  

This role will collaborate closely with a range of Change professionals including Change Partners, Scrum Teams,  PMO, and Business Leads.   

This is a fantastic career opportunity to be involved with transformational and varied projects, including working with 3rd parties, migrating from legacy systems and digital transformation.  

We need you to bring experience working as a Project Manager, or having worked in a similar role with transferable skills. It would also be an advantage if you are familiar with multiple methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall and have worked within the financial services industry although this is not essential. 

And in return, you can look forward to all the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast paced career with an excellent benefits package.   

If this sounds of interest to you, apply now!  

Package Description

The standard benefits when you join Saga include: 

  • Remote working available where possible

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the choice to buy a further 5 days annual leave per year 

  • Free private medical insurance after 1 years' service 

  • Workplace Pension 

  • AXA Be Supported 

  • A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies

Main Responsibilities
  • The management of small and large projects within the insurance business with delivery to agreed time, budget, and quality criteria  

  • Project management from inception through to supporting benefit realisation. 

  • Stakeholder management, ability to create and maintaining good working relationships with project sponsors, owners and stakeholders 

  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, plans, progress and risks 

  • Monitor progress of project and take corrective action to keep on track 

  • Preparation and presentation of supporting project documentation to senior management across the business 

  • Having the ability to support a team of business professionals deployed across a range of projects to achieve excellent standards of productivity and quality  

  • Being an effective negotiator, balancing alternatives and seeking win-win solutions 

  • Effectively managing project team members and resources, including third parties and suppliers, always maintaining an excellent level of service and ensuring project delivery to time, budget and quality 

The Ideal Candidate
  • Proven experience of successful project delivery  

  • Proven experience of managing cross divisional stakeholder and change management 

  • A qualification in relevant change methodologies would be an advantage  

  • Familiarity with multiple methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile would be an advantage   

  • Experience of working in the financial services industry but not essential.

Our Saga Values:

  • Precision Pace - Always owning and making things happen. 
  • Empathy – Always aware of others. 
  • Curiosity – Always asking why.
  • Collaboration – Always one team, the Saga team!

When you join Saga you will see that we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement.

We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better. Creating a culture in which everyone feels welcome and offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement is incredibly important to us. Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50 as we are champions of age inclusivity.

We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required.

We are a member of the 30% Club and partner with Women Ahead which offers us a fantastic opportunity to take part in a leading, global, cross-company, leadership mentoring scheme to champion female talent.





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