IT Project Manager

Job Description

IT Project Manager | S2 | Milton Keynes/Hybrid

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We have a fantastic opportunity to join the bank as an IT Project Manager. Here you'll be responsible for supporting the planning, execution and co-ordination of IT projects under the guidance of senior and experienced Delivery Leads.

You'll be responsible for the facilitation and management of projects with different levels of complexity and learning the fundamentals of delivering successful larger scale IT projects.

The difference you'll make:

  • Managing and co-ordinating a broad set of projects predominantly focused on smaller Business led change, to address the evolving CIO domain and customer needs

  • Monitoring all project activities and timelines, reporting progress and identifying potential delays to allow for liaison with respective parties and provision of potential solutions

  • Collaborating with all stakeholders within the Infrastructure, Operations and End User Technology teams and the CIO domains to gather requirements, manage expectations and ensure smooth delivery

  • Creating and maintaining all required project documentation, including project plans, status reports and meeting minutes plus any other ad hoc needs

  • Maintaining a constant assessment of project risks, contributing to the development of mitigation strategies and ensuring the tracking and managing of RAID logs

  • Ensuring all project deliverables meet established quality standards by following quality control processes

What you'll bring:

  • Facilitation of clear communications among project team members and stakeholders

  • Data management and analytical capabilities for accurate and timely project reporting with the ability to extract meaning and detail from the information gathered

  • Technology knowledge and experience of how infrastructure and operations are the foundation of all business delivery and value realisation

  • Natural multi-tasker and organiser to keep on top all of projects in flight, while applying the necessary due diligence to all project stakeholders and expected tasks

  • A keen adopter of new technology approaches with a focus on cloud-based models and solutions, with a thirst for development and learning

  • A well-rounded appreciation of the business domain and how to operate within a financial institution, monitoring risks and their mitigation and being able to realise project outcomes

It would also be nice for you to have:

  • Degree gained in suitable field, such as technology engineering, business, finance or related disciplines

  • Experience of working in a tier one banking environment or equivalent financial services organisation

What else you need to know:

We want our people to thrive at work and home, and we recognise that many people benefit from flexible arrangements. To enable us to deliver the best outcomes for our customers and to help each other develop we understand the importance of having the right balance of spending time together in an office while maintaining flexibility.


By working this way we can continue to create moments that matter for everyone. To support this, we offer site-based contracts with a hybrid working pattern and we're happy to discuss specific requirements throughout the recruitment process.


This role is based in Milton Keynes and our current expectation is at least 2 days in an office every week.

Application process

If your application is successful a member of our recruitment team will be in touch. We will arrange a short call with you to learn more about you and what you are looking for from your next career move, as well as answer any questions you have about working in the Santander tech team. If both sides agree we will send your CV to the hiring manager to review. For this position, the interview process will be :-

First Stage - Competency Interview - this will a one-hour virtual interview with two members of the team

Second Stage - A one-hour formal interview where we will ask some technical questions. This will ideally be completed face to face depending on your situation.

If there's anything we can do in the recruitment process to help you achieve your best, please let us know.

Inclusion

At Santander we're creating a thriving workplace where all colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. We all help to make Santander a workplace that celebrates diversity and attracts, retains and develops the most talented and committed people through living our values of Simple, Personal, and Fair.

How we'll reward you.

As well as a competitive salary, you'll enjoy a benefits package that you can tailor to your needs.

  • £500 annual cash allowance to spend on our great range of benefits

  • Eligible for a discretionary performance-related annual bonus

  • We put 8% of salary into your pension, even if you don't contribute yourself. We'll pay in up to 12.5% of salary, if you contribute as well, and you can take some of our contribution in cash if you prefer

  • 27 days' holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 28 days after five year's service, with the option to purchase up to five contractual days per year

  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates. Including: Bupa medical insurance, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments

  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover

  • 24/7 access to an online employee discount platform including retailers, entertainment, eating out, travel and more

  • Share in Santander's success by investing in our share plans

  • Support your favourite causes through charitable giving and our community partnerships

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What to do next:-

If this sounds like a role you're interested in, then please apply.

If there's anything we can do in the recruitment process to help you achieve your best, get in touch. Whether it's a copy of our application form in another format or additional assistance, we're available through telephone, email, or face to face. You can contact us at resourcing@santander.co.uk or call 0870 414 9080.