Barclays Bank UK Jobs – Senior Change Manager

Job Title:  Senior
Change Manager (BA4) – 00194461

Organisation: Barclays
Bank UK
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About Barclays UK:
Barclays is a British
multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London.
It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment
banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards.
It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48
million customers. As of 31 December 2011, Barclays had total assets of US$2.42
trillion, the seventh-largest of any bank worldwide.
Job Summary: The Senior Change Manager will be responsible for the
successful delivery of business/technical solutions in support of the strategic
and operational objectives of Barclays Africa of:-
  • A business critical project of medium size and
    complexity, or
  • A major work-stream of a large and complex project
  • In the delivery of programmes or projects will follow
    and apply Barclays Africa Change Governance practices, standards and
    methodologies as defined from time to time.
  • Be the Central point of Contact for the Corporate/Retail
    Function in understanding the needs, initiatives and working towards the
    timely delivery of the same.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project
Definition and Planning – 20%
  • Define business requirements to meet their strategic
    objectives, including the development or assist in the development of the
    business cases for the related projects.
  • Define scope and plan the project and agree structure
    and deliverables.
  • Prepare and agree detailed project/sub project
    responsibilities.
  • Ensure all such investment is well funded and that
    the senior management are aware of their responsibilities in achieving the
    successful delivery of the associated projects
  • Agree and secure resource requirements for the
    Project.
2. Project
Management – 40%
  • Manage large scale Project Management, leading small
    to medium teams of part-time, dedicated team members and BAU resources to
    deliver change in one country or across several countries.
  • Establish and maintain the correct structures to
    control and monitor the initiation, progress and delivery of the project
    or comply with the correct structures set up by the Head of Change,
    Programme Manager or Senior Project Manager to control and monitor the
    initiation, progress and delivery of the project.
  • Actively participate in all phases and activities of
    the project and provide specialist guidance to the project team,
    particularly in project definition, requirements analysis, business and
    technical design and change control activities.
  • Actively control/co-ordinate the work of the project
    team, allocating tasks, monitoring progress, ensuring awareness of
    responsibilities and securing commitment to successful project delivery.
  • Comply with the appropriate structures established
    and maintained by the Programme Manager, to ensure the delivery of
    projects.
  • Prepare current and accurate forecast of costs,
    cashflow, timescales and resource requirements and agree with the Project
    Steering Committee
  • Identify and manage all programme/project issues and
    risks including their appropriate escalation and contingency management
  • Identify all products and tasks associated with their
    completion.  Prepare and maintain
    detailed and accurate project and resource plans, with current estimates
    for activity completion.
  • Pro-actively monitor and control the use of resources
    and funds against the original budget or, where appropriate the latest
    allocation.  Gain agreement for all
    changes to the project as necessary.
  • Provide regular and accurate progress reports and
    updated plans on a monthly basis to the Head of Change and if appropriate
    the Programme Manager/Project Board.
  • Ensure that both Barclays Africa & Middle East
    and operational support staff, where appropriate, are adequately trained
    and prepared for implementation of the solution, that the operational
    handover is well planned and managed, without any adverse effect on
    existing systems and processes, and that all SLA commitments are fully
    achievable.
  • Establish the correct structures to control the
    ongoing operational service, through the establishment of Service
    Management Groups and Service Level Agreements.
  • Within the context of a Programme, confirm any plans
    for the external procurement of resource and services with the Programme
    Manager.
  • Manage the process of procuring the external supply
    of resource and services, and lead the negotiation of major contracts with
    external suppliers.
  • Ensure that all service contracts include a clear specification
    of the supplier’s responsibilities regarding scope and quality of the
    deliverables, as well as costs and timescales.
  • Establish an agreed audit plan to monitor progress on
    a regular basis and to audit quality, as and when appropriate, throughout
    the life of the contract.
  • Prepare a quality plan for each project that outlines
    the overall approach to quality, identifies the standards to be employed
    and/or developed in the preparation of all products and plans for the
    process of quality assurance, review and control.
  • Ensure that all tasks are carried out comply with
    departmental procedures, mandatory quality standards and agreed
    architectural framework.
  • Manage the full lifecycle of development from full
    business case, the hand over of project deliverables, completion of the
    project to post-project review ensuring quality deliverables throughout.
  • Manage compliance with Barclays Africa & Middle
    East project practices and methodologies while being proactive with any
    resourcing and financial constraints.
  • Define controls for resource, schedule and quality to
    ensure compliance implementing self health-checks and improvements to
    ensure effective control is maintained at all times.
3. Staff
Management-20%
  • Agree resource plans with the Programme Manager
    (programme) or Senior Project Manager and manage the recruitment of staff,
    contractors and external consultants, as appropriate.
  • Manage and lead project team, provide assistance to
    less experienced staff by giving guidance and supporting on the job
    training, as appropriate.
  • Acts as task manager for Implementation Managers in
    country as appropriate.
  • Regular review of individual and team performance
    targets.
  • Delegates effectively, allowing team members to take
    responsibility for performance.
  • Proactively and creatively develops team’s skills
    encouraging learning and knowledge transfer and recognising achievements.
  • Identify any training needed to support project
    implementation planning delivery of training within project timescales.
  • Significantly contribute to the performance
    assessment of staff undertaking sub-project work.
4. Relationship
Management – 20%
  • Agree the Corporate/Retail needs in terms of their running
    and upcoming initiatives
  • Manage and lead the corporate/Retail project teams,
    provide assistance to less experienced staff by giving guidance and
    supporting on the job training, as appropriate.
  • Acts as Lead manager for the Corporate/Retail
    Projects Managers in country as appropriate.
  • Regular review of individual and team performance
    targets.
  • Delegates effectively, allowing team members to take responsibility
    for performance.
  • Proactively and creatively develops team’s skills
    encouraging learning and knowledge transfer and recognizing achievements.
  • Identify any training needed to support project
    implementation planning delivery of training within project timescales.
  • Actively contribute to the performance assessment of
    staff undertaking sub-project work.
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should hold a relevant bachelor’s degree
    or MBA level to be able to meet the intellectual demands of the job, or
    can demonstrate equivalent experience
  • Professional PMP Certification (candidates not
    possessing this would be expected to achieve certification within 12
    months) 
  • At
    least two to five years business change experience or experience leading a
    team through a period of rapid change
  • Excellent
    track record of successful delivery of one or more business change
    projects (not necessarily in the finance sector)
  • Hold Project Management experience gained in a complex
    Financial Service environment
  • Proven
    change/programme management skills including tracking and benefits
    realisation
  • Excellent
    planning skills – skill in producing, monitoring and delivering on project
    plans.
  • Innovative
    problem solving – ability to challenge the status quo and drive beneficial
    change.
  • Value-based
    business perspective – appreciation of the Barclays Bank of Kenya and
    Barclays Africa & Middle East strategy and of commercial consequences
    of change/programme management decisions.
  • Managing
    resources – mobilizes and manages corporateRetail resources against a
    value-based agenda.
  • Commercial
    / Entrepreneurial skills
  • Drive
    for results
  • Relationship
    /Partnership approach
  • Technical
    skills/knowledge
  • Excellent
    planning and organizational skills
  • Skills
    in team building/player
  • People
    and capability
How to Apply:
If you feel challenged by any
of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key deliverables as
outlined above, upload your application letter, current curriculum vitae and
photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment website detail below:
Barclays is an equal
opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and
rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.
For queries contact us on
0417122453 or email: barclays.uganda@barclays.com
Deadline:  3rd February, 2015
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