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IT Programme Manager (Infrastructure)

About The Role


We’re a Sunday Times Top 100 Employer, second in Best Big Companies to work for 2020 and we have an exciting opportunity to recruit an IT Infrastructure focussed Programme Manager to join us to successfully deliver large, complex IT Infrastructure Programmes, working closely with our IT partners and business stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes and benefits for the Society.

Typically this will include delivery of infrastructure, network, security and end user computing aligned projects to the strategy set by the CIO and the leadership team. Some key accountability will include:

  • Being responsible for the day-today performance of a Programme or Portfolio of Change, and delivery against the Product Roadmap/Business Strategy, ensuring that it meets its objectives and realises the expected benefits.
  • Being responsible for ensuring delivery and the appropriate governance of high profile / high complexity projects and Programmes across the business.
  • Championing and driving continuous improvement and development of our Change capability.
  • Ensuring the production of accurate, consistent and timely plans, reports and Management Information to the Board, the Executive and Senior Management.

We are embarking on a journey to make Change more agile, more responsive to business needs and place the voice of our stakeholders and members at the heart of delivery. We’re looking for exceptional people to join us in our Change team, to help us shape the future of our department, uplift our Change capability and deliver our transformation vision.

We’re not just looking for the ordinary though! We want people who can ‘Be the Change’ and have a ‘can do’ attitude with loads of passion and drive.  We want you to help us change and bring new ideas - you won’t be afraid to do things differently, take ownership, show resilience and tenacity.

By ‘Being the Change’ you’ll bring not only your technical expertise but a passion for life-long learning with a growth mind-set - so when things change in the future, you’ll adopt new ways of working and encourage others to follow. 

The Role

We are looking for someone with significant Programme delivery experience across a breadth of technology domains and who has a reputation for consistently delivering to target. You will also be an extended member of the Change and Project Delivery leadership teams with behaviours to match, and a shared responsibility for continuously improving our delivery capability and developing talent.
About You

As an IT Infrastructure Programme Manager, you will be or have:

  • Demonstrable evidence of strong leadership and influencing skills in a matrix managed environment; whilst being able to integrate and work as part of a team
  • Outstanding communication skills at all levels of the business, with an ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, especially at an Executive level
  • Strong supplier selection and management skills, ensuring delivery against commitments is achieved working collaboratively to address any challenges.
  • A wealth of technical IT knowledge and experience of delivery across a range of technology infrastructure areas such as Oracle/Solaris Microsoft technologies and End User Compute/  Networking/ Backup/ Storage/ Data Centre/ Cloud
  • Overall ownership for budgets of a minimum £5m+
  • Expertise in the management of Change, with evidence of ability to work within a structured Programme management delivery framework, including SCRUM / Agile methodologies
  • Professional qualifications, i.e. PRINCE2, MSP, APM or Agile qualifications.


  • Financial services industry experience and/ or regulated environment

These are exciting times for the Change team at the Coventry, as we balance the continued smooth implementation of regulatory change and business enhancements with a huge investment in IT and Business Process transformation. CBS has ambitious plans for the future. It envisages continuing to grow strongly across savings and mortgages and embarking on an extensive programme of change across its IT estate to enable this growth to continue. 

CBS is a great place to work. The organisation has around 2500 employees and is a Sunday Times Top 100 Employer. Coventry Building Society (CBS) is the UK’s second largest building society and has grown steadily over the previous 10 years. It has a reputation for Putting Members First, with consistently strong customer feedback and industry low numbers of complaints.  It is financially strong, with high levels of capital and liquidity.

  • If you believe you have the right skills, drive & experience and want to make a positive contribution to our continuing success then look no further!

Key Information

Role Title:
IT Programme Manager (Infrastructure)
Salary Details:
£54,000 - £81,000
Number of hours per week:
Coventry-Binley Business Park
Vacancy Type:
Permanent - Full Time
10 Jul 2020