Finance Transformation Programme - Change Manager

Posted 14 days agoExpires in 4 hours
Hybrid working with flexibility
Employee
£63,034 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 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.

The Finance team is supporting their NCI clients with some major change and transformation projects, as well as undergoing significant changes to their own ways of working to ensure they can deliver a high quality Finance service which meets the needs of the NCIs. We have started our Finance Transformation Programme activities which aims to replace the Finance system and related tools within the next 3 years.

The Finance Transformation Programme - Change Manager is a critical role working across the Finance team and its Stakeholders to lead Change Management Strategy formulation, advise on and implement plans within Finance and extending out into the wider NCIs The role will work closely with the Senior Finance team and will sit within the Finance Transformation Programme team to take forward the Finance change agenda.

As Finance Transformation Programme - Change Manager, you will play a pivotal role in how the Programme will manage and influence cultural change now and throughout the Programme, in order to ultimately achieve the adoption of new Finance ways of working and systems knowledge and capability. Organisationally, you will also seek to design User Group communities for the ongoing knowledge and process management needed in the future.

You will work alongside Business Analyst resources who will support the adoption of a consistent process modelling framework ensuring delivery of Level 1-Level 3 plus business rules to BPMN standards. Your role with them will be to understand the impact of changes to Process, Role responsibilities and Systems/Reporting to ensure we have the correct transition plans in place to meet our change goals.

You will be a strong communicator, passionate about what you do and able to instil enthusiasm in others – you will be able to engage in a credible way with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve buy-in. You will have broad and deep experience of managing change effectively within a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.

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

To arrange an informal conversation please contact garie.walsh@churchofengland.org or joanna.woolcock@churchofengland.org

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

The main duties and responsibilities of the post include:

  • Working with the SRO and Programme Delivery Lead, develop the Change approach for the Programme, by understanding the FTP Stakeholder community, maintaining the Stakeholder catalogue and analysis.
  • Using appropriate change management tools and best practice processes, apply a structured change methodology and lead all change management initiatives.
  • Design and run business change readiness assessments.
  • By owning the stakeholder engagement strategy;
    • Design and deliver communications, generic and tactical along with the associated delivery plan
    • Apply the change management approach and appropriate governance to ensure activities are carried out in line with the Programme timelines
    • Plan an approach for managing resistance to change and ensure that an adoption model is in place.
  • Oversee change materials and deliverables for consistency across the FTP programme.
  • Owning the impact analysis approach and alignment to change management actions, collaborating with BAs and SMEs.
  • Meet regularly with the Programme management to agree direction and work planning, review progress and update on any risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies.
  • You will also be responsible for validating your deliverables with the appropriate stakeholders ready for reporting to the Programme Board and other forums.
  • You will be responsible for training needs analysis approaches and creating training delivery model and plans based on the methods used to deliver the Programme.
  • You will work with 3rd party suppliers whose services are provided to see the Programme complete successfully. For example co-designing (with partners) and producing training materials for Business as Usual Training.
  • Support the SRO and Programme Delivery Lead with benefits mapping & realisation plan.

Person Specification

Essential

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Prosci Practitioner.
  • Change delivery – Cultural, Communications and Training/Knowledge Management.
  • Business Case development and experience with system and partner selection.

Skills/Aptitude:

  • Able to analyse information and extract pertinent information.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Well organised and able to prioritise competing demands.
  • Able to partner effectively with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to achieve cooperation and results from others.
  • Ability to advise all levels of the organisation about change approaches and how they align to the organisations culture and values.
  • Able to enthuse, motivate, persuade and influence others.
  • Very strong communication skills both written and oral, able to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Explain financial processes to non-finance staff.
  • Proactive, self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Persistent and resilient; able to overcome challenges and find solutions.
  • Ability to support non-Project/Programme participants (SMEs) through the demands of a change Programme.

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Experience gained from and demonstrable delivery of working as a change manager for a large organisation.
  • Experience of working on major change or transformation programmes.
  • Experience of project/programme management.
  • Experience of leading change conversations with senior management.

Desirable

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Church of England.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Finance processes and operating models.
  • Knowledge of other Programme activities and deliverables (e.g. Business process design, Testing Approaches).
  • Knowledge of performance and potential development of people processes.
  • Knowledge of key metrics to assess people performance and align to resources that will help close knowledge and capability gaps.
  • Knowledge of post go-live organisation support models.

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.-.

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  • 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 hr.recruitment@churchofengland.org.

  • 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.