Programme Manager (Banking)

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Contract Programme Manager (Banking) 6+months

Location -Dublin, Ireland

Candidates must be authorised to work in the EU

Role Responsibilities:

Purpose & Accountability – Takes end to end accountability for the mobilisation, delivery, and benefits of large scale complex strategic programmes in accordance the Project Management Methodology.

Plans, directs, and co-ordinates activities to manage and implement a change programme roadmap from mobilisation through to implementation leading, directing, and overseeing a large team of programme resources. Ensures that programmes are managed to realise business benefits.


Decision Making – Identifies and make decisions that have a significant programme impact and escalate decisions that cannot be resolved to the agreed governance forums.


Problem Solving – Identifies, drives, and leads problem solving and issue management for the programme deliverables. Accountable for ensuring all projects within programme adhere to project methodology and ensures any deviations are addressed. Influences Project Management methodology and policy improvements.

Collaboration – Proactively collaborates across the organisation & externally, including external regulatory bodies and Executive stakeholders.


Level of Influence- Influences and negotiates programme outcomes, often across multiple functions. Prepares and presents analysis, insights and recommendation to assist agreed governance forums and senior stakeholders with decision making


  •  10 – 12 years senior level experience in delivery of large-scale complex change programmes ideally in a financial services environment.
  •  Experience in a matrix managed organisation
  •  Experience in the establishment, training and managing teams comprised of both staff, contractor, and strategic partners.
  •  Strong financial background including experience of business case development and financial governance
  •  Excellent communication skills – tailoring communications to suit a mix of audiences
  •  Deep Functional expertise coupled with a relevant accreditation in their allocated programme/Domain e.g., Credit, Risk, Finance etc
  • Leadership or Technical
  • · Strong Relationship-building/influencing/decision making skills are imperative, as they will have to effectively work with senior leaders in cross-functional areas.
  • · Excellent communication skills – ability to translate strategy into measurable business benefits and vice versa with senior business stakeholders
  • · Strong influencing skills to challenge/size business solutions and requirements with senior stakeholders
  • Education – Degree qualification required, ideally with a relevant professional qualification in change/programme management.

*NB: All applicants CVS will be reviewed and should your skillset match our client’s requirements, we will contact you via email / mobile. We are also happy to consider you for other open opportunities within Firstaff. If however, you object to us holding your data on file, please acknowledge via email by return.*


Paul Dooley

Managing Director

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