Full-Time Programme Manager
Are you a seasoned Programme Manager with a passion for transformative development projects and a keen interest in architecture? If so, we invite you to check the details of a legacy role with the potential to significantly impact your career.
Our client is looking for a skilled Programme Manager to oversee a transformative initiative. This pivotal role is ideal for a qualified PM professional, with substantial experience of acting as client coordinator for high profile development projects.
Our client is the iconic Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA (https://www.architecture.com/). They are currently undergoing a large transformational restructure to modernise the organisation. One of their ambitious projects is to build an accessible and thriving centre of architecture inspiration and connection, and to share their collections and knowledge with a global audience. This exciting programme is called ‘House of Architecture’, and encompasses the transformation of their HQ at 66 Portland Place (66PP) London, the creation of a new facility for its world class collection, the associated organisational transition before, during and after construction, and the digital transformation of IT infrastructure and fundraising activities.
RIBA’s focus is on making the HQ building fit for future purposes, incorporating digital transformation alongside ensuring it remains a multipurpose facility beyond being just an office space. With the largest collection in a membership organisation, including pictures, prints, and models, they aspire to create an innovative space that houses exhibitions and safely stores their extensive collection. The building also encompasses a library, bookshop, cafeteria, and venues.
FJWilson Talent is acting as the employment agency advisor to RIBA on this appointment.
- Full time fixed term contract – 4 years
- Starting salary range of £90,000 – £100,000 per annum + great benefits
- Hybrid: home-working, blended with minimum 2 days per week in their beautiful London office
Reporting to RIBA’s CEO, the post holder will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the capital projects to realise the overall ambition for the House of Architecture Programme (HOAP).
The major responsibilities of the role are to:
- Take ownership of the project requirements and programme and see that these are delivered by the internal and executive teams.
- Ensure the required project outcomes are adequately delivered, and the needs of the users and other stakeholders are accounted for, with the support of the Programme Lead/Client Adviser, and direct the internal team as required.
- Advise the CEO, Property Committee and Steering Groups of any competing issues, programming or activities.
- Manage and oversee the co-ordination of activities across the following workstreams to prepare RIBA in advance of the closure of 66PP, to meet RIBA’s objectives for business continuity during closure and maximise the impact the HOA on reopening.
- Establish rigorous management of all project documentation, approvals, stakeholder reporting for internal stakeholders and in conjunction with the wider team.
- Direct the team to comply with legislation and best practices in all aspects of the projects.
- Support internal and external reporting processes, including providing information, reporting on budget, creating grant claims, and reporting both in written and oral forms.
- Act in accordance with, advocate and embed all RIBA’s policies and procedures including Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and Health & Safety.
The Successful Candidate will have:
- Substantial experience of acting as client coordinator for high profile development projects
- Demonstrable knowledge and experience of project and programme-based working
- Knowledge of current best practice in relation to collection display and storage, office accommodation, events, retail and F&B, hospitality in a range of areas relevant to the project objectives (ideally)
- Sound understanding of project controls, including risk management
- Experience of embedding change management, project governance and procedures within a similar organisation
- Demonstrable and experience in developing programmes and schedules, working with multiple cross-project work streams
- Experience of managing tender and procurement processes
- Experience of managing external contractors
- Experience of delivering capital works projects
- Experience of delivering projects within comparable organisation including the following project aspects:
- Cultural and/or heritage project (ideally)
- Collections moves/storage
- Knowledge of Collections Management(ideally)
- Organisational transition
Professional Qualification Requirements
- Industry recognised project management qualification or other professional qualification
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