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Senior Project Manager

  • 21/09/2023
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Remote and/or Onsite

Job Description

Location: Cirencester 2 days a week and remote working

The primary objective of this role is the management of business projects, encompassing both development of systems and the delivery of business change.

The Senior Project Manager is expected to be an experienced and qualified Project Manager who is able to manage issues, build relationships with team members and direct tasks in order to deliver projects to required standards of quality, within agreed budgets and timescales.  The individual is comfortable dealing with projects of different scale and complexity and have experience across the full project life cycle.  They will manage their own workload and that of others and provide support and guidance for less experienced colleagues.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Perform day-to-day control of a project including preparing and presenting progress/issues/budget to the appropriate steering committee.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders within each of the business areas that their projects cover
  • Liaise with third parties to agree responsibilities for deliverables and track progress against milestones
  • Contribute to good customer service by ensuring the seamless transition of a project from initiation, through detailed planning and design, to implementation.
  • Provide on-the-job training to and motivate other team members, providing support, guidance, and assistance as required to those less experienced in order to meet project objectives.
  • Be aware of or be prepared to learn the main requirements of relevant legislation. 
  • Occasionally assist with the analysis and documentation of business requirements.
  • Produce test strategies and test plans in conjunction with the users and test team

Who we’re looking for:

  •  Ability to work under pressure.
  •  Able to motivate your team.
  •  Planning and organising skills to ensure timely delivery
  •  Capable of prioritising and influencing others regarding conflicting interests.
  • Keep abreast of technical / product changes in the market place and understand their impact on the business
  • Ability to communicate technical matters clearly and concisely 
  • Strong presentation and training skills to impart knowledge
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, up to Executive Director level.


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Flexible Working

We know that everyone works best in different ways, at different times and in different environments. We value all of our employees and appreciate that everyone is different, and at different stages within their career. Recognising this, we have introduced a hybrid working policy to provide greater flexibility for part-time work, job-sharing, remote working, and flexibility on hours. Our people are encouraged to work in a flexible way that suits their lifestyle, so please ask the question and start a conversation!

Research tells us that applicants (especially those from underrepresented groups) can be put off from applying for a role if they do not meet all the criteria or have been on an extended career-break. If you think you would be a good match for this role and can demonstrate some transferable experience please apply, regardless of whether you tick every box.

Why work for us?


Our Rewards

In addition to an attractive salary and eligibility to participate in the discretionary annual bonus opportunities, you will also receive an excellent benefit package including:

  • Non-Contributory Pension – 10% (increasing with length of service) with further pension matching 
  • *Meaningful protection benefits with real value, such as 10X life cover, PHI, and critical illness.
  • Best in class terms and conditions including 6 months paid maternity and paternity leave.
  • Private Medical and Dental Insurance 
  • 28 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (based on full-time equivalent) with the option to buy an additional up to 5 days
  • Discretionary bonus scheme dependent on company and personal performance, varied by level

*Not applicable to fixed term contracts (standard uplift applies in lieu of the protection benefits)

Our Culture

Our culture is the glue that binds us together - It’s one of our biggest assets and one of the biggest reasons for our success. It’s underpinned by core values of doing the right thing, being the best version of ourselves and investing in long term relationships.

We want to embrace diverse backgrounds and experiences to connect with clients, solve problems and innovate. We raise our voice on the things that matter to us and drive change from the front. Contributing to our inclusive culture is vital, ensuring a space for everyone to be their authentic self, no compromises.

In all we do, we consider how our work affects the communities in which we belong. Over 96% of our group employees are involved in supporting our communities through financial education, charitable giving and volunteering. Over 80% of all our employees and Partners donate each month to our Charitable Foundation, which is now the 3rd largest corporate charity in UK.

SJP are delighted to have signed The Armed Forces Covenant, and we are active members of LGBT Great, 30% club, The Diversity Project, Disability Confident and more! Find out more:

Our Awards:

We understand it’s important to be proud of the company you work for, that’s why we’re proud to share with you some of our recent awards:

  • Wealth Manager of the Year – Growth Investor Awards 2021
  • Best Wealth Manager – Shares Awards 2021
  • Championing LGBTQ Inclusion - Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance Awards 2020
  • Top 75 Employer - Social Mobility Foundation Employer Index 2021

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Travel Requirements

Dependent on Portfolio/Programme assigned to but should be relatively little travel.

We occasionally close vacancies early due to high volumes of applications. We would therefore recommend you complete your application prior to the closing date which is for guidance only.


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