Delivery Programme Manager - Financial Planning

Job Title: Delivery Programme Manager - Financial Planning
Job Reference: SC/HQ00054184

Location: Brighton
Job Type: Contract

£700 - £900 per day
Sector: Financial Services

Posted 10 days ago

  • Delivery Programme Manager – Financial Planning
  • £700 - £900 per day
  • 6 month contract starting ASAP
  • Role based in Brighton

We are looking for an experienced end to end Delivery Programme Manager who has extensive experience with end to end delivery in Group Finance/Financial Planning and this MUST be within the Financial Services industry.


You will be the delivery lead working on the organisations biggest programme workstream with multiple sub workstreams and Project Managers who you will manage.


The emphasis is on delivery; change management, RAID logs, status reporting, financial reporting, financial planning, budget management.


Looking at Group Finance – Modelling Platforms, Data Solutions, Reporting Solutions and also how to bring in and improve Governance.


The programme manager will be responsible for the following within the UK Life workstream:
  • Working with the other UK Life project managers, SME leads and UK Life workstream sponsors:
    • Perform a general oversight/consolidation role across the UK Life workstream as a whole, to enable a single unified view of progress across all of the UK Life sub workstreams to ensure that execution is being undertaken in a controlled and efficient manner 
    • Act as the single point of Project Management contact for the UK Life workstream, by having a clear understanding of the overall plan and what the associated risks and issues are
    • Act as the principal Project Management face off to the sponsors of the UK Life workstream
    • Act as the principal Project Management face off to the IFRS 17 Programme Director who is responsible for overseeing delivery of the IFRS 17 Programme as a whole
  • The project manager will also be responsible for managing delivery of the following sub workstreams within UK Life:
    • End to End delivery of the Actuarial Sub Workstream
    • End to End delivery of the Data Sub Workstream
  • From a governance perspective, the following activities will be required to enable successful delivery:
    • Feed into and take steer from the IFRS17 Programme that is responsible for setting the programme wide direction and setting the programme wide requirements
    • Feed into and take steer from the UK Life workstream, that is responsible for delivering the scope of UK Life, balancing requirements against those set by the IFRS17 Programme
    • Ownership of Workstream and Sub Workstream RAID logs and associated plans

Required Experience

  • Overseeing and successfully delivering programmes consisting of multiple workstreams
  • Evidence of applying project discipline (e.g. Risk Management, Cost Management, Planning, etc) and being a key enabler for driving delivery on complex projects
  • Strong understanding of technology and process in the actuarial and accounting areas
  • Exposure to insurance products, and the end-to-end process that supports such businesses
  • Senior stakeholder management skills, including up to the level below The Board
  • Strong communication skills, including clear direction setting backed by clear decision making
  • Exposure to IFRS4 and IFRS17

Desirable Experience
  • In depth understanding of technical accounting, including financial reporting and general accounting operations (e.g. payment, cost allocations)
  • In depth understanding of IFRS17


  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Qualified accountant (desirable)
  • Project Management Qualification (desirable)




Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

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How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.


In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.


What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.


On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.


Where’s the future at?


It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.


Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.


As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.


If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or

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