Location: Bromley, Kent

Rate: £350.00 - £350.00 p/d

Start Date: 13/02/2019

Duration: 6 months


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

Ideal person:-

10-15 years of financial service industry or insurance industry experience

Having job titles of PMO Lead/PMO Manager or Governance Manager

Extensive experience as Governance Manager

Purpose of Role

The successful candidate will sit within the programme management office and deliver a business partnership role to the key work stream leads, project managers and impacted operational managers.

We are seeking an experienced and proactive Governance Manager to join our well established and renowned client.

The candidate is required to work with the programme management team to provide overall day to day operational management of governance across the programme. They must be able to objectively challenge & assist in programme governance. The candidate will ensure implementation and adherence to best practices and overall governance framework


Responsible for day to day operational management of governance & adherence to industry leading practices across the programme

Responsible for regular monitoring and providing updates to key stakeholders on programme/work stream progress

Ensure effective management of client owned governance forums

Set up and Chair key working group meetings and other key forums for effective management of programme information

Preparation of materials for client owned governance forums and executive communication

Ensure the right people have access to the right information at the right time through effective ownership & management of meeting minutes, actions, etc. from client owned governance forums

Provide guidance and industry leading practices knowledge to other team members within the programme



1. Familiarity of working with complex integrated project & programme schedules

2. Extensive experience in set up and implementing industry leading standards and project methodologies

3. Ability to work under pressure and deliver within specified timeframes

4. Must have excellent planning and organisational skills and be able to work with both autonomy and as part of the team

5. Be able to develop and sustain relationships with individuals at all levels in an organisation (both internal and external), including the ability to engage with and influence stakeholders

6. Experience of managing & achieving tight deadlines with the appropriate quality

7. Able to maintain confidentiality

8. Must have strong written, oral and interpersonal skills

Desirable skills include

1. Excellent stakeholder communication

2. Ability to carry out Critical Path Analysis (CPA), Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA) & Schedule Uncertainty Analysis (SUA)

3. Experience in transformation or business change programmes

Work Based Competencies


1. Knowledge and experience of Microsoft packages, including Project, PowerPoint, Word and Excel

2. Strong communications skills, both written and verbal

3. Understanding of the importance for detail and organisation

4. Skill at managing stakeholder groups and balancing diplomacy and tact with assertiveness

5. Very good prioritisation skills to balance key priorities

6. A strong customer centric approach.

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