Finance Transformation Project Manager

Posted 14 days agoExpires in 3 hours
Hybrid working with flexibility
£44,359 per year

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 NCIs have a Project Management framework for use across the organisations. To ensure there is effective governance, oversight, and support a small Project Management Office and a Chief Executive level Project Review Board have been established. The Project Management Office provides the NCIs with the necessary project management guidelines, reporting, support and advice.

The Finance department is a shared services function working across the NCIs to provide a comprehensive, cost-effective finance service to each organisation, and helping to co-ordinate joint projects where appropriate. Finance incorporates transaction processing, financial and management accounting, Finance systems support, payroll and procurement.

We have started our Finance Transformation Programme activities which aims to replace the Finance system and related tools within the next 2/3 years.

The Finance Transformation Project Manager is a critical role working across the Programme, the Finance team and its Stakeholders to manage the programme activities, RAID and other key delivery responsibilities.

This post is offered as a secondment/fixed term opportunity expected to last for 2 years.

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The Church of England is for everyone, and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds and people with disabilities.

We offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.

The Role

  • Responsible for successful delivery of multidisciplinary, finance functional projects.
  • Leading the planning of multiple complex projects within the Programme.
  • Facilitating the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables.
  • Development of full-scale project plans.
  • Tracking of project deliverables, PIR and ROI using appropriate tools.
  • Provision of direction and reports to project teams.
  • Monitoring and reporting at all levels in the organisation.
  • Quality assurance.
  • Strategic and operational stakeholder engagement, relationship building and communication.
  • Capture and record risks, issues and dependencies.
  • Coaching and providing guidance to programme team members.
  • Compliance with the NCIs Project Management Framework and best practice.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Working knowledge of Azure DevOps – set up and execution.
  • Formal qualification in Project Management e.g. PMP (PMI), Prince2 Practitioner (Axelos), PPQ (APM) or equivalent certification.
  • Experience using Microsoft Project or another equivalent Project Management Information System.
  • Good knowledge of Excel (e.g. pivot tables, diagrams, formulas).
  • Good knowledge of project finance and budgeting.
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills including ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • 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 multi-disciplinary teams in a complex environment.
  • Dedication to customer service.
  • Ability to be rational, objective and unbiased when making decisions and taking action.
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant field (e.g. social science, mathematics & logic, engineering or computer science) or relevant and demonstrable work experience that enables demonstrating analytical skills and an understanding of managing people, operations, data, information systems, finance, policy and strategy.


  • Understanding of the structures of the Church of England and sympathy with its work and aims.
  • Experience working for the Church of England, for Christian Charities, in the public or charity sectors or with safeguarding.

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.