Head of Projects

Robert Half
South West England
70000.00 GBP Annual + GBP65000 per annum
30 Jul 2017
27 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Robert Half Management Resources is supporting a mutual insurer with its project management requirements.

To this end we have been asked to deploy a Head of Projects, reporting to the Finance Director.

  • To manage the delivery of projects
  • To plan, monitor and manage delivery of internal projects from initiation through to completion
  • To secure required resources, and use formal processes and tools to manage resources, budgets, risks and changes
  • To manage individual projects to ensure on-time completion according to specifications and within budgeted costs
  • To manage risk within the company by ensuring that the team are compliant and adhere to the relevant regulatory procedures and guidelines
  • To reinforce TCF and the company brand


    Strategic Management of Projects
    • To assist in the evaluation of potential projects at an early stage to ensure resources exist to manage delivery expectations
    • To contribute to the company's business plan regarding the delivery of approved strategic projects
    • To co-ordinate and report on all project related activity
    • To manage the Project Office resources and reporting
    • Day to day management of assigned individual projects
    • Chair of IT and Projects Steering Committee

    Managing People
    • To fulfil the people management responsibilities of the department including recruitment, training, motivation, performance and review
    • Provide leadership, vision, and management to the Project Office


    • Project Management qualification (PRINCE 2 or AGILE)
    • Must have the right to work in the UK
    • Experience of managing multiple projects at any one time
    • At least 5 years' experience in a Project Manager role

    • Experience of project management within a financial services environment.
    • Experience of reporting through Microsoft Project

    • Professional
    • Sound persuading and influencing skills
    • Able to work at a relatively fast pace and manage interruptions
    • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
    • Effective and confident communication skills, both oral and written
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to analyse, understand and explain complex requirements
    • Ability to make decisions
    • Precision and attention to detail
    • Excellent customer service
    • Ability to resolve conflicts
    • Ability to think logically
    • Good relationship builder with good team working and coaching skills.
    • General management skills

    The role profile should not be considered an exhaustive list of responsibilities. You may be required to carry out other duties which are reasonably requested, according to the operational requirements of the company.

    Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.