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Project Manager

14-18 Cadogan Street, G2 6QN
17 Quay Street, M3 3HN
Churchill Court, BR1 1DP
Direct Line House, LS1 8HZ
The Core, BS1 6JX
The Wharf, LS1 4AZ
Full time

About us:

Direct Line Group is an ambitious company employing thousands of people throughout the UK. We’re proud to be one of Britain's leading general insurers, offering millions of customers decades of experience and knowledge. In the history of modern insurance, there has never been a bigger time for change than now and we work hard to make sure our well known brands – Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, NIG and Green Flag are making insurance easier and better value for our customers. We know we can’t do this without our brilliant people who we reward for ideas and thinking as well as results because that’s how we can achieve amazing things – for our customers and for each other. Come and join us at the 3rd Best Big Company to Work for in 2019

What we're looking for:

This is an exciting time within our Change and Automation team. With numerous Project Manager positions available to improve our capability and permanent resource.  We are looking for experienced Business Change Project Managers to come on board and manage end to end project delivery.

You’ll bring:

  • Leadership experience. We’re looking for leaders who are accountable for outcomes and benefits, comfortable leading and coaching, and able to look beyond day to day project delivery
  • Credibility in managing senior stakeholders
  • Technical capability – Logical thinkers, those who can present a plan, addressing risks and issues with flexibility on how to move forward. Utilise different project methodologies including Agile, and Waterfall to achieve the collective goal

Who you'll be working with:

You will lead projects on behalf of stakeholders from all across our business – in the last few years we have delivered projects for colleagues working in Customer Operations, Claims, Counter-Fraud, Robotics, Digital, Property and Finance to name just a few! You will get support from Business Analysts, PMO and of course business SMEs to help ensure your projects are a success.

Our team has grown to deliver significant change at DLG and continues to do so. We are accountable for the end to end delivery of business change projects, leading the way on key strategic drivers. This is an exciting and dynamic team to be part of – now and in the future!

What you'll be doing:

  • Leading a team of BAs, SMEs, Business Change Managers and colleagues from other parts of the business, including Technology Services
  • Determining the scope and requirements of each project, and building a business case
  • Building a clear project plan based on realistic planning assumptions, clearly articulating the critical milestones and resources required are agreed 
  • Assuring delivery against the project plans, including the management of key issues as they arise
  • Ensuring that the people, financial and commercial impacts of the project delivery are understood
  • Building and sustaining strong working relationships with stakeholders across all levels
  • Effective managing risks and dependencies in line with DLG’s risk framework

What we'll give you:

We're always encouraging internal development and you'll have access to loads of learning opportunities, events and conferences to build your industry knowledge. DLG has received numerous accolades for our working culture over the last few years, and this is because of the dedication and passion we have for developing our colleagues; a place where you can truly build a long-lasting career

Salary: £46,240 - £69,920 p.a.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Life at Direct Line Group

We recommend that you read our colleagues’ stories and ask them a question on our live discussion platform www.directlinegroupcareers.com/ask-our-people. This will help you learn more about us and be better prepared for interviews.