Programme Manager

Location Coventry / Agile
Hours 36.25 hours
Salary £75,000
Contract FTC - 2 Year
Division Corporate Services

Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.

Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.

Over 50 years later, we’re one of the leading housing providers in the UK.  Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown.  But one thing that has never changed.  Our belief in people and what they can achieve.

Your role at Orbit.

Orbit are excited to be recruiting for the newly created position of Programme Manager within our Business Change Team. This role is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is an experienced driver of change with excellent end to end programme management experience.   You will be responsible for leading the programme from inception, co-ordinating the design of the Customers and Communities operating model, delivering a programme business case, and programme managing implementation.

Key duties include:

  • Leading and planning the design phase of the Operating model
  • Development and delivery of the programme business case
  • Establishing appropriate governance for all phases of the programme
  • Day to day leadership and management of the programme and its deliverables
  • Planning the programme tranches including dependency management within the programme and out to the broader portfolio
  • Leading the programme team including direct management, matrix management, and recruitment
  • Stakeholder management and communication
  • Managing the programme budget, and delivery of benefits during the life of the programme
  • Resource planning and allocation supported by PMO
  • Provision of appropriate management information to inform decision making
  • Management of 3rd party relationships delivering to the programme
  • Risk and issue management at programme level
  • Coaching programme team members where required
  • Aligning with and working within relevant organisational standards, governance, and processes e.g. standing orders

What will help you make a difference.

To be successful in the role of Programme Manager you will need to have previous experience within business change and have strong stakeholder management skills.

It is essential that you have the following:

  • Programme management qualification or equivalent experience
  • Experience and track record of leading broad, multi-functional business transformation
  • Experience of the process to develop an operating model and build a business case for delivery
  • Knowledge and proven experience of programme management tools and techniques
  • Proven experience of working with, and influencing senior stakeholder groups
  • Proven experience in people leadership in a matrix environment
  • Proven experience in change management
  • Experience of managing multiple 3rd party suppliers
  • Ability to manage complexity and a rapidly changing internal & external environment
  • Demonstrates the tenacity and resilience that a challenging programme require

It would also be beneficial if you have experience in property based businesses including repairs and maintenance operating models.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability.  As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit.

Why Orbit?

Rewarding your contribution.

For those who want or need more of a work life balance our view is that this role is suitable for WorkSmart. This means we would consider a more flexible working arrangement, where your hours and work location are managed according to business, customer and personal needs. Agile working arrangements will be discussed during the interview process.

Some of our core benefits include:

  • Group bonus potential up to 15% of salary
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the “Orbit day”
  • Private medical insurance
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more

Our culture and purpose.

We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference.  We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.

We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme #ThisIsMe, our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.

At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.

Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties.  Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive.  We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.

Work for Orbit.  Believe in people.

We have so much more that we’d like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit.

We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.

Application deadline: Wednesday 6th October 2021