Job Purpose:

  • Pro-actively project manage large individual and / or multiple medium-smaller-scale initiatives with competing deadlines in line with the Change Management Framework;
  • Utilising strong industry knowledge, understand the needs and, constructively, challenge to determine solutions meet with scope, budget and timeline; and
  • Support the Head of Change (HoC) in the developing Change Management Framework and championing its benefits across the Group.

Lines of Responsibility:

Reports to: Head of Change Management

Detailed Duties:

  • To undertake all aspects of the planning process and to maintain and manage detailed plans throughout the project life cycle, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements;
  • To work with all stakeholders, contributors, vendors and suppliers (including IT) to ensure project deliverables are met to plan and budget;
  • To create the necessary project documentation, ensuring all project documents are complete, accurate, current and stored appropriately;
  • To develop the Business Case in consultation with the various stakeholders, suppliers and IT;
  • To ensure that the Business Case is regularly reviewed and updated throughout the life cycle of the project;
  • Extensive stakeholder engagement with peers and customers;
  • Bring an inquisitive mind-set, not afraid to ask questions and / or challenge accepted norms and championing continuous improvement;
  • Excellent visual presentation skills with the ability to dissect complex issues and articulate options / solutions to stakeholders;
  • Support stakeholders in making the recommended changes, including helping to resolve any issues;
  • Where necessary, act as a ‘translator’ between IT & customer needs to ensure clarity of what is required;
  • Support stakeholders in the embedding, handover and closure of projects into business as usual; and
  • To undertake any reasonable request made by the line manager.

Person Specification:

  • Strong experience of Project Management in the Insurance industry;
  • Good understanding of Business Analysis and Change Management;
  • Strong end-to-end Project Lifecycle experience, using a variety of methodologies;
  • Demonstrates the confidence and communications skills required to work with people at all levels of the company;
  • Proactive and organised with good attention to detail;
  • Lead by example at all times;
  • Highly professional, energetic, diplomatic, calm, pragmatic and solution-driven;
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills;
  • Self-sufficient and a self-starter whom is able to think and act proactively;
  • A willingness to be flexible and respond appropriately to changing and / or conflicting demands; and
  • Strong Microsoft skills, in particular Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Representing Ascot:

  • Champion the Ascot name and core values; and
  • Representing Ascot with clients, agents, suppliers and other organisations.