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Programme Manager

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Programme Manager

Posted 18 days ago

Programme Manager

Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality!

Our core value of ‘Love work, Love life’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day.

Are you ready for the challenge?

 What are we all about?

At Access we love software and how technology never stays the same. We’re one of the leading providers of business management software to UK, Ireland and Asia Pacific small and mid-market organisations. We help more than 55,000 customers across commercial, public sector and not-for-profit sectors become more productive and efficient. Our innovative Access Workspace cloud solutions transform the way business software is used, giving every employee the freedom to do more. Founded in 1991, The Access Group employs more than 4,700 staff.

We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business.

We are Access Health Support & Care, and we believe in using technology to deliver better care.

We provide software across health, social care, education and youth services that makes a positive difference to thousands of lives every day.

We help medical practitioners care for patients by creating technology that saves time, reduces paperwork and minimises risks. Our education solutions help local authorities; schools and other providers support families more effectively. We help social workers by giving them access to all their case management information in one simple online portal.  And we create systems that help Youth Services teams improve the way they support vulnerable young people.

Our products help care providers free up time and money so they can concentrate on what they do best: providing better care and delivering better outcomes.  


About You:

In this role you will be leading a team of Project Managers and Technical consultants delivering, as a Programme, major software, and infrastructure upgrades to our customer base. You will provide leadership and people management to team members. You will be responsible for programme planning, risk management, resource scheduling, budget management, stakeholder management and at times being the point of escalation for customer concerns relating to project delivery. Your role will key to supporting the business in expediting project delivery, establishing expertise and optimising project delivery for the upgrades.



Day-to-day, you:

  • Maintain the Programme Plan tracking progress and ensuring good communications with all external and internal stakeholders.
  • Undertake management of projects, ensuring delivery milestones are met within the agreed project time/cost/quality constraints
  • Implement and adhere to project processes
  • Identify and ensure Programme and project risks and issues are identified and documented
  • Work with the Head of Customer Success, Head of Release and Deployment and other Project Team Leaders to support planning and resource management
  • Utilise excellent communication skills with other team members
  • Build and maintain relationships with Key Stakeholders
  • Work to exacting standards to ensure excellent customer and user experience
  • Develop expertise in the delivery and implementation of products with the team portfolio
  • Proactively add value
  • Duties may vary from time to time without changing the nature of the post or the level of responsibility. The post holder may also be required to carry out any other duties as required by their line manager.



Skills and Experience: 


  • Previous Programme/Project Management delivery experience in a software environment  
  • Possess strong Leadership qualities
  • Strong focus on delivery - Driven and able to adopt practical and pragmatic approach when required
  • Good communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Great relationship building skills
  • Good project planning and forecasting skills
  • Strong budget management and forecasting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



What does Access offer you?

We are a growing software company and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference.

In addition to our standard benefits of 25 days holiday, a match contributory pension and healthcare you will get:  

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Giving Back/Charity days
  • Quarterly Socials
  • 6 weeks Sabbaticals (after 6 years of service)
  • The Access Group Big Break: our all-expenses paid holiday to Spain


Become part of our amazing Access family!


At Access we're all about helping everyone Love Work and Love Life because we believe people can only be at their best when they can be themselves, love what they do and do what they love.

We love the fact that we’re all different. Having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us support our customers, and when you think about it, it's just more fun. So, no matter what makes you individual, as long as you’re qualified, we can’t wait for your application.