Financial Services Consultant

Ref: ZR_6225_JOB  ·  Posted on 10 May 2022


Our client is currently recruiting for individuals with industry and technical skills that can help us grow and develop their capabilities. You will have the opportunity to work across a range of programmes, building your skills and experience on the job, supported by world-class professional development, including a specific programme applicable to your grade.

Our client are also keen on Junior candidates and candidates that have completed a Graduate scheme, or are in the process of completing a Graduate scheme and have developed their consultancy skills through this. If you have built up your experience in this area and are looking for a place to develop your technical skills further, this is the opportunity for you!

Key responsibilities
  • Take the lead in partnering with clients to solve complex issues, through leading teams to design, shape and deliver strategically significant projects and programmes
  • Work with a range of senior stakeholders both internally and externally as a subject matter expert on Programme Leadership
  • Apply a combination of consulting experience, industry knowledge, tools and technology to anticipate and address programme/portfolio challenges with client and colleague teams
  • Lead teams from across different parts of the company, clients and other partners to deliver complex client programmes and critical outcomes
  • Support business development by building client relationships, contributing to new business proposals, and taking key roles in industry and account teams
  • Contribute to internal practice development by participating in proposition, methodology and point of view development activities, and supporting knowledge capture and sharing
  • Demonstrate excellent presentation, facilitation and communication skills across all levels of client and company stakeholders
Skills & experience
  • Leading components of large-scale business / organisational transformation programmes, using agile, waterfall or hybrid methodologies
  • Significant experience in project management and PMO, including development of plans across workstreams and management of critical paths, dependencies, reports and risks in a project
  • Experience of structuring work and leading teams to successful outcomes, even in ambiguous situations
  • Industry knowledge and deep expertise in programme leadership, bringing lessons learnt and insights to clients
  • Experience in stakeholder management, influencing skills, and relationship building
  • Commercial / contract and risk awareness, either in a professional service environment or as a customer of a professional services partner
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills across all levels of an organisation including senior management
  • Mentoring, coaching and managing others in project or consulting environments, role-modelling collaborative working and teaming

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Programme strategy; definition and planning, delivery strategy, business case development
  • Programme set up; delivery/operating model design, commercial model structure, definition and mapping of programme outcomes
  • Programme delivery; project and programme management, programme controls/assurance, risk management, or operational readiness
  • Programme recovery; executive level engagement, recovery planning, or experience reshaping programmes

The client is very open to candidates from different backgrounds so please do apply for more information.

Additional benefits
  • Holidays, starting at 25 days a year
  • A flexible contributory pension arrangement with matching contributions
  • Life assurance of six times your core salary (up to a maximum of six times the Earnings Cap, in force at date of death)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Mobile phone is not fully funded but you can claim on expenses for business use
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