Programme Manager

Job Ref
Operations - PM - Oct 22
Location:
London, UK
Function
Building Consultancy
Salary
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent

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About the Team
The Building Consultancy Group provides Building Surveying, Lease Exit, Project Management and Project Monitoring Services to
commercial property occupiers, developers and investors throughout the UK from our offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester
and Glasgow. We enjoy strong and productive relationships with a first rate client base and with many other parts of the business,
including our Agency, Investment, Valuation and Asset Management teams and continue to grow alongside the wider business.
geraldeve.com

We have secured a strong orderbook of long-term work, but we want to develop this further. Our work at the present time is split
across a variety of sectors including industrial, offices, healthcare, religious and residential. We provide the full suite of building
consultancy services

Job Description
We are seeking to recruit a Programme Manager to support our teams on some exciting projects and develop a specialist PMO
capability to complement our existing services. This will be a variety in the property sphere, for example an occupier relocation
project, workplace change management, site disposal or construction/refurbishment/fit out. We have a specific initial project: Our
client is a regulator from the public sector, and you will be working with them directly which is likely to include one or two days a
week being present in the client’s London office. You will be working on various complex multi-disciplinary new office projects and
effectively managing the delivery of multiple workstreams.

Main Responsibilities
• Co-ordinate change management projects involving property move/new office set up and potentially other similar
situations to ensure on time delivery
• Liaise with stakeholder teams such as property acquisition agents, fit out project managers, IT, Facilities, HR,
commercial/procurement, communications team (internal & external) to agree on workstreams, input & output.
• Be present at client offices 1 or 2 days per week to ensure communications are in person and sensitivities are
recognised/understood
• Identify any support actions/resources needed/ gaps
• Produce project plans, timeline/Gant chart, actions tracker, risk register and update regularly
• Produce and update project cost plan
• Ensure actions/commitments are being achieved
• Organise and host regular progress calls with workstream leads
• Update the COO periodically on project progress – timeline, budget, risks, on target etc, ideally dashboard type delivery.
• Deliver project communications
• Understand workstream dependencies and align these
• Chase progress on agreed actions/timing, escalate any issues and identify mitigation steps
• Ask questions, interrogate and test actions and dependencies

About you
• Program and project management experience required, not necessary to the property sphere
• Demonstrable case studies
• Relevant qualifications such as Prince 2 are welcomed
• Be enthusiastic and willing to learn
• Have a positive attitude
• Proven IT skills including high level word and excel competency
• Well organised, efficient, uses initiative and able to work to tight deadlines
• Good written/communication skills with an eye for detail
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Flexible and self-motivated with a real desire to deliver excellent customer service

Salary and benefits
• Salary: competitive based on market, professional experience and qualifications
Performance related staff profit share scheme
• 26 days’ holiday per year (full time amount), plus Bank Holidays and days at Christmas and New Year.
• Pension scheme membership (after initial probationary period)
• Life and Accident insurance
• Group income protection scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• Critical Illness Cover
• Wellbeing Allowance
• Access to Peppy for you and your partner
• 1 paid volunteering day per year to help give back to our local communities
• Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
• Interest Free Rental Deposit Loan
• Employee assistance programme
• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay after passing probation

Alongside our competitive compensation and benefits package we offer all our staff the ongoing opportunities to learn and develop,
through in-house CPD sessions, further education support as well as internal and external training programmes. Gerald Eve encourage
pro-bono work and volunteering as well as regular social and sporting activities to engage with all your colleagues.
Your progression will be supported and guided by managers and mentors using a transparent framework so you can clearly see what
you need to do to get to where you want to be.
Hybrid working and core hours
Our hybrid working policy outlines staff to be in the office for 3 days per week, with 2 days working from home. In our London offices,
our desk booking app allows you to plan ahead, and book your desk up to 3 weeks ahead. We also offer great flexibility around our
core hours, which are from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. You can choose to start and end your day around these hours, provided you still
do your 7.25 hours per day (e.g. 8.00 am – 4.30pm, 10.00 am – 6.30 pm). There is no requirement for this to be the same each day,
but you are required to keep your manager informed. This position also involves out of hours working on an ‘as necessary’ basis. We
are open to considering flexible working arrangements for everyone; this can be discussed during the application process or upon
commencement.

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with our Data Protection policy. By submitting an application you are agreeing to your data being used, stored and processed for the
purpose of recruitment.
The terms and conditions of this appointment may be varied by the firm to meet business requirements and/or to meet changes in
best practice or legal requirements.