Project Manager

Posted Oct 14, 2021
Project ID: BCLYJP00016970
London, Greater London
35 hrs/week
6 months
Starts: Nov 22, 2021
Ends: May 21, 2022
Payrate range

Project Manager


Length: 6 months 

PAYE only


Overall purpose of role

The HR Optimisation team offer a range of services delivering change within the HR function, and supporting business transformation more broadly. As a Project Manager this role will lead across a variety HR projects, partnering with stakeholders across multiple Transaction Cycles within HR, and across the bank more broadly. 



  •  Responsible for managing range of strategic projects, working with multiple HR transaction cycles.
  •   Input to and set out the business case taking into account information on benefits, costs, risks, resources and timescales. 
  • Build an integrated roadmap, detailed plan and oversee transition states. 
  •  Ensure that sufficient level of detail project and quality plans are prepared and maintained for complex projects, providing regular and accurate reports on progress against plan to stakeholders, as appropriate. 
  • Identifies, assesses and manages project risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies, escalating as appropriate via the agreed governance framework. 
  • Controls the scope of projects, ensuring that rigorous change control is exercised. 
  • Responsible managing the project financials (budget, forecast, actuals).
  • Providing detailed and robust report on variances to key stakeholders and the Project Forum group. 
  •  Identify, define & track the realisation of the project benefits in line with the Business Case. 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 / other Project Forums (as appropriate). 
  • Ensures project meet the desired requirements of Accountable Executives and that acceptance and handover to business as usual are managed (as appropriate). 
  •  Ensures that all project status reporting is accurate, informative and timely. 
  • Oversee impacts assessment, training/communication activities to ensure it is fit for purpose. 
  • Ensures projects being managed are compliant with relevant HR Optimisation framework governance methodologies. 
  • Ensure sufficient level of flexibility and tolerance provided to tackle complex nature of project. Maintaining control of exceptions outside tolerance. 


  • VP level demonstrable Project experience, working on business driven initiatives with cross functional delivery impact in Financial Services 
  • Experience on large scale transformation programmes 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and stakeholder management skills. Able to work with and present to senior stakeholders. 
  • Excellent PC skills, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word, MS Project and Visio skills. 
  • Project Management - Practitioner level accreditation (eg Prince 2, PMI, APM) and Agile preferred


Stakeholder Management and Leadership  

  • Takes ownership for stakeholder management of key stakeholders to enable successful implementation. 
  • Ensures that stakeholder mapping & stakeholder plan is comprehensive and considers internal and external stakeholders. 
  •  Communication to key stakeholders/groups to keep them informed of key changes and potential impact of the project outcome through published status report. 
  • Facilitate negotiation/mediation between different stakeholders to aid decision making process.
Where will you be working?


Churchill Place


E14 5HP


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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.

Working Flexibly

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life.  If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager.


If you would like some flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.



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