Senior Project Manager

Chester, UK /
Operations /
Permanent
Over the last 16 years, we have helped over a million satisfied customers move and manage their money. Our award-winning product portfolio allows our customers to make low-cost multi-currency payments across various payment products.

From travel money to transfers, currency hedging, to expense management, we are focused on a single goal of making it easy for our customers to manage and move their money.

As a business, we are committed to delivering value to our customers through the combination of advanced payments technology and personal expert service

With our headquarters in London, Chester and Los Angeles, the Equals Group comprises of three business lines and brands - Equals Money, FairFX and CardOneMoney. You will join a very close-knit, talented and supportive team from various backgrounds who believe that bringing different perspectives together helps us understand our customers' needs. United, by one thing, making money management straightforward and cost-effective for our customers. 

About the role

    • Your role will be to plan, manage and monitor the delivery of projects ensuring you deliver the required project outputs within agreed tolerances. You will engage with a wide range of stakeholders from members of the Executive team, Senior Leadership team through to the department managers and external customers. As a project manager you are responsible for managing the successful completion of projects to achieve business goals, including the identification and management of risks and issues which can impact on project delivery.

Responsibilities

    • To work collaboratively with internal and external project teams to develop comprehensive project plans and obtain required commitment.  Project plans include scope, roles/responsibilities, tasks/schedule, resources, cost, quality assurance, communications, integration requirements, testing, and compliance and risk management
    • To be clear on project delivery timeline and milestones, communicating with and managing all stakeholder expectations in a timely and professional manner
    • To ensure all stakeholders needs are identified and managed
    • To provide work breakdown structures and create detailed project schedules, understanding fully the dependencies and inter-relationships of the tasks and deliverables
    • To track actual schedule and costs against the project estimates.  To report significant variances and develop corrective action plans
    • To communicate project plans and routine updates on project status and issues/risks to the project team, stakeholders and management
    • To schedule and lead project meetings, including preparation of meeting agendas and meeting minutes.  To track and follow-up on action items to closure
    • To utilise project management best practices and apply appropriate standards and guidelines
    • To review project scope with client during project kick-off meeting, anticipate and resolve potential issues, revisit fees and timing as appropriate and make adjustments as required
    • To consult with client on standardisation, process improvements and redesign recommendations
    • To manage and communicate client issues related to fees, costs and deliverables 
    • To undertake any other reasonable duties that may be required from time to time by the Head of Operations
    • Ensure that statutory training requirements are met
    • Live our company values daily:
    • ○Make things happen
      ○Succeed together
      ○Be the customer 
      ○Go beyond

Ideal candidate

    • Essential Skills / Experience
    • Previous demonstratable experience in project management
    • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent time management and organisation skills
    • The ability to adapt to different communication styles
    • Confident in being able to challenge the status quo
    • Tenacious and resilient
    • ●A role model for our values:
      ○Make things happen
      ○Succeed together
      ○Be the customer 
      ○Go beyond

Desirable Skills / Experience

    • Previous experience operating in regulated financial services

    • We believe that certain skills are essential to be successful in this role and these are detailed above. You may not have all the other skills we have outlined as desirable, we understand that and will still welcome your application. We will carry out individual interviews for shortlisted candidates and assess who is best suited for the role after we have discussed everything with you.

      Equals strives to create a workplace where we can all be ourselves. We believe in inclusion and the power of diversity, so you'll be encouraged to bring your unique perspectives and experiences and help us understand what you need to do your best work.

Our investment in you

We aim to be a people-first business. We welcome people into the Equals group and desire to grow and develop our talented teams. 

Our people are part of one group; we believe in teamwork and celebrating our successes. We live our values of ‘Succeed Together’, ‘Be the Customer, ‘Make it Happen’ and ‘Go Beyond’. 

We believe in empowering conversations; that’s why we’ve invested in our managers and teams to ensure we bring out the best in each other. We want to put you in the driving seat of your career and achieve your full potential through growth opportunities and developmental support. 

You will join an environment that encourages learning and knowledge sharing. Our managers and leaders will guide you to realise your ambitions.

Benefits
●A competitive salary benchmarked against a peer group.
●25 days holiday per year + bank holidays and your birthday off
●Enhanced maternity and paternity
●3 x life insurance
●Contributory pension scheme
●Individual private medical insurance
●Comprehensive employee assistance programme offering
●Free eye test & £50 towards the cost of glasses
●Cycle to work scheme
●Season ticket loans
●Free onsite Nuffield Health gym & pool (London) and discounted gym membership elsewhere
●Interbank currency rates on travel money and international transfers.
●Hybrid working arrangement where possible, which means that for some roles you will be able to work remotely for some days of the week. However, we still want employees to collaborate in person at both our London and Chester offices, and therefore, candidates will need to still be a comfortable commuting distance from either location for the days you are required to work from or come into the office.