Senior Change Project Manager

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Home working or Hybrid - remote working and London
£63,034 p.a.

Our aim is for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.

The Church of England Pensions Board is one of the seven National Church Institutions (NCIs), that support the mission and ministry of the Church of England.

The Board provides retirement services to those who work or minister for the Church, providing pensions for 41,000 members, and providing support with retirement housing to 1 in 6 retiring clergy. We also directly manage c£3.5bn of pension investments, ensuring these are invested responsibly in line with the Church of England’s ethical policies.

We are looking for an experienced change project manager to join our team, to help us deliver our Housing and charitable services strategy.

In this role, you will be responsible for working alongside Housing and other colleagues in two areas. The first, driving the implementation of established plans to streamline our existing customer services. And second, planning for a more holistic transformation, to help put us on a more sustainable footing for the future. Consultation and engagement with those we serve within the Church will be absolutely essential to success and will form a core strand of the work.

As an expert in your field, you will be looked to for advice on how to deliver change well, ensuring that good change management principles are built into our plans from day one. At the same time, we are looking for someone who, while they know their project management tools inside and out, also understands when to flex approach to get the job done.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates with experience in an operational, charity or housing environment.

The main responsibilities for this role are:

  • Responsible for successful delivery of a multidisciplinary, cross functional business change project, including leading implementation activity
  • Driving delivery across the project lifecycle, from idea generation to benefits realisation.
  • Development of robust and deliverable project plans
  • Management of project resources and budgets of up to £250k, within a matrix environment
  • Provision of direction to the project team, working under the guidance of the Director of Strategy & Engagement and Director of Housing
  • Tracking, monitoring and reporting to senior colleagues, including Trustees
  • Quality assurance
  • Strategic and operational stakeholder engagement, relationship building and communication
  • Identification and management of risk
  • Managing the project in line with the NCIs Project Management Framework and best practice
  • From time to time, advise colleagues and support with light touch management of other small change initiatives.

The ideal candidate must have:

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Formal qualification in Project Management e.g. PMP (PMI), Prince2 Practitioner (Axelos), PPQ (APM) or equivalent certification
  • Significant experience in a project manager role, including:
    • Experience managing end-to-end projects (full project life cycle) that include substantive business change and transformation elements
    • Experience managing multiple projects or substantive workstreams in parallel
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of what it takes to deliver change well (supported by relevant training)
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record of proactively delivering successful results
  • Ability to build relationships, trust and credibility with a wide range of diverse stakeholders
  • Experience of working in and leading multi disciplinary teams in a complex environment
  • Ability to be rational, objective and unbiased when making decisions and taking action
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft products and system tools for tracking project delivery
  • Good knowledge of project finance and budgeting

Personal attributes

  • Self aware, with good level of emotional intelligence
  • Able to build rapport quickly with colleagues at different levels
  • Takes pride in doing a good job
  • Willing to get stuck in to delivery, not just tracking progress
  • Dedication to customer service


  • Understanding of the structures of the Church of England and sympathy with its work and aims
  • Project Management experience within a housing or operational charity environment

In the National Church Institutions (NCIs), we support the mission and ministries of the Church of England. We work with parishes, dioceses, schools, chaplaincies and other ministries, and with national and international partners including mission agencies, and other denominations and faith groups.-.

Find out more about working for the National Church Institutions at Careers | The Church of England

Our emerging values

  • We strive for excellence
  • We collaborate
  • We act with integrity
  • We show compassion
  • We respect others

We welcome everyone and we accept and value people for who they are and what they contribute, treating others in the way we would wish to be treated ourselves. We actively listen to and include others, encouraging and enabling everyone’s voice to be heard in discussions and decisions. When we disagree, we aim to disagree well with respect and kindness.

We want to encourage applications from a diverse group of people. Even if you have never thought about working for us before, if you have the skills and experience we’re looking for then we would like to hear from you. If there is anything we can do to support you in your application please get in touch via email to

  • As a Disability Confident Leader, we actively look to attract, recruit and retain those of you who are disabled.
  • We are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and welcome applications from those of you who have served in our Armed Forces and their families.