Project Manager (HR Optimisation/ Culture Programme)

Posted Nov 11, 2020
Project ID: BCLYJP00002612
London , Greater London
6 months
(Dec 14, 2020 - Jun 13, 2021)
35 hrs/week
Payrate range

Project Manager (HR Optimisation/ Culture Programme)


PAYE only

Length: 6 months

As a Barclays Project Manager, you will be working as part of our HR Optimisation function to lead a large work stream across a global, group wide culture programme.

You will be involved in working with stakeholders across multiple transaction cycles within HR and across the bank.

What will you be doing?

  • Responsible for managing a large work stream within a strategic cultural programme
  • Input to the programme level governance documentation including benefits, costs, risks, resources and timescales
  • Build an integrated roadmap, detailed plan and oversee transition states
  • Ensure the sufficient level of detail for project and quality plans are prepared and maintained providing regular and accurate reports on progress against plan to stakeholders, as appropriate
  • Identify, assess and manage project risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies, escalating as appropriate via the agreed governance framework
  • Control the scope of the work stream, ensuring that rigorous change control is exercised
  • Track benefits covering financial (revenue/cost) and non-financial (regulatory, customer/employee satisfaction, reputation)
  • Monitor actual performance against overall project and take remedial actions
  • Establish and run working groups or programme forums (as appropriate)
  • Ensure that all project status reporting is accurate, informative and timely
  • Oversee impacts assessment, training/communication activities to ensure it is fit for purpose
  • Ensure projects being managed are compliant with relevant HR optimisation framework governance methodologies
  • Take ownership of communication to key stakeholders/groups to keep them informed of key changes and potential impact of the project outcome
  • Ensure decisions are made with consideration of the short and long-term impact on key stakeholders


What we’re looking for:

  • Demonstrable project experience, working on business driven initiatives with cross functional delivery impact in Financial Services
  • Experience on large scale HR transformation programmes, preferably in culture and leadership   
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to work with and present to senior stakeholders
  • Excellent PC skills, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word, MS Project and Visio skills


Where will you be working?

Based in our Canary Wharf office in London at the heart of the city and one of the main central business districts

Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit for more details.

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

Our Values

Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

Our Diversity

We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Our Benefits

Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. Where appropriate, and for UK based roles, we will consider requests that the role be based at alternative Barclays’ key UK location from that advertised.

Dynamic working

Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives. If you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

Our dynamic working programme has been set up to help Barclays colleagues achieve an optimal work/life balance. Arrangements we offer range from working at home and changing regular hours to taking career breaks. Our Dynamic Working initiatives support colleagues at all stages of their lives, helping them with parenthood, caring, further studies and hobbies.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please send an email to

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