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Entry Level Project Manager

Skipton Building Society
Closing date
17 Sep 2021

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Job Introduction

Are youpassionate about delivering change and agile ways of working? Do you want tomake a difference? Be part of a workplace ranked 7th in The Sunday Times 100Best Big Companies to Work For, a dynamic and mindful team where you canproudly be yourself. At Skipton Building Society, we have a number of exciting entry-levelChange roles available.

If you are ready to take up a vital role shaping some of our excitingprojects and epics, how about joining our talented team, where we work togetherto delight our customers and colleagues. We value diversity of thought,expertise and knowledge. When you join, you'll be a part of a collaborativeenvironment where everyone's voice is valued and new ideas are encouraged.

Are you;

- An experienced passionate about change? - Able to lead change, be agile in your thinking and approach? - Able to focus on the customer and colleague with an innovative and open mind? - Able to thrive in self-organising teams? - Able to articulate complex technical jargon in a way that makes sense to our non-technical stakeholders? - Able to collaborate, influence and motivate a wide variety of colleagues? - Driven to continually learn, reflect and adapt approaches you and the team use to find better, more effective ways of working?

We have some great opportunities available for entry-level Change professionals to join our growing change and hub teams.

You'll need a strong ability to work collaboratively, sup
porting and championing the growth and development of colleagues, demonstrating high emotional intelligence with strong leadership skills, be a brilliant problem-solver and have an inquisitive appetite to continuously develop and learn. You'll enjoy working with a variety of people, be able to inspire and motivate and you'll be self-driven and self-organising.

You'll have an appetite for learning about all things change, developing skills that enable you to be flexible in how we meet business demands, applying the most appropriate approach to enable us to deliver change successfully. You'll learn how to facilitate scrum events, workshops and refinement activities to turn business problems into user stories with clear acceptance criteria.

Ultimately, the business will be relying on you and the team to make sure the solutions we deliver are practical, achievable and of value. Most importantly, you'll be able to clearly identify how what we are doing adds value and moves us towards our strategic priorities.

What you'll be doing

- Facilitating scrum events and/or refinement sessions - Contributing towards and creating user stories to ensure a shared understanding across the team - Operating with agility and with product responsibility - Provide expert advice and translating technical jargon - Acting on opportunities to adopt trends and new concepts - Contributing to course corrections (i.e. retrospective / lessons learned / feedback loops) - Fostering a fail-fast culture of innovation and professionalism within the team where there is clear ownership and accountability - Ensuring adherence to agreed principles, guardrails and governance - Fostering excellent relationships with team members, relevant partners, suppliers & internal / external stakeholders - Playing an active role in our Communities of Practice to pass on knowledge and build expertise

What you'll bring

To be successful in this role:

- You'll have 5+ years in financial services, with an operational background
- You'll be able to demonstrate how you have implemented new ideas successfully to get better outcomes for customers - You'll possess strong decision making and prioritisation skills - Problem-solving and logical thinking to create minimum viable product outcomes - Customer and colleague centric - Operational and systems thinker - Proven ability to establish rapport, credibility and influence others to drive results across a matrixed organisation - Strong leadership and excellent communication skills - It would be advantageous if you have certification in agile (Lean Six, Sigma, ICAgile, Scrum, Kanban etc.) - It would be advantageous to have knowledge of / experience in Financial Advice and Investments

About Skipton Building Society

At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do. The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.

We're committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues' unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.

Why Work For Us

We're committed to payingour people fairly for the role they undertake and provide a wide range ofbenefits to support our colleagues' finances and wellbeing, including ourEmployee Assistance programme, the opportunity to buy extra holidays andshopping discount vouchers You'll be able to shape
your career within your team and can expect astructured learning and development programme where you'll be valued recognisedand rewarded.

More information on our benefits can be found here

Skipton are an equalopportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled orqualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability,religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age
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