Programme Manager

27th March 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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PACKAGE: TO £30K (dependent on experience)

Location:  Birmingham City Centre


Recruiting and developing talent for the modern workplace requires a different approach.  As businesses evolve to cope with the changing and disruptive economy it has never been more important to ensure they recruit and develop the right people who will drive their businesses forward.

We are Discovery and we are leaders in results-driven recruitment, training, and development: trail-blazing the industry with a fresh approach to building their workforce.

Our performance solutions are designed to help businesses empower their people and make the most of their workforce. Combining a results-driven process with a partnership approach, we get to the root cause of any issues and build truly impactful solutions.


Discovery’s programmes are well renowned for their innovative approach to sustainable performance improvement and long-term behavioural change. Working across a number of industry sectors we design and deliver programmes across leadership development, management, graduate development and sales transformation.

We have pioneered a diagnostic approach, underpinned by cutting edge theory and the latest thinking in neuroscience, which is enabling companies to truly understand the stretch and potential of their workforces. On the back of this we design and deliver appropriate training to effectuate the required changes, embedding best practice along the way. 

Utilising your experience and expertise you will plan, organise and manage all performance related projects and programmes.

The emphasis of the role is to work with our clients, our sales and training teams to ensure effective, well-resourced and efficient delivery of our projects and programmes, in order to optimise the customer experience. 

You will plan, organise and manage all Performance projects and programmes with the emphasis of the role being to work with our performance team to ensure effective, well-resourced and efficient delivery of our projects and programmes.

You will work with the Divisional Head to agree budgets for programme/project design and delivery, agreeing the programme requirements are delivered to budget.

The ideal person for this role will possess and demonstrate the following core characteristics: –

  • Be organised
  • Plan-oriented
  • Time-conscious
  • Strategic in approach
  • Proactive
  • Intentional
  • Responsible
  • Accountable
  • Professional
  • Strong communicator
  • Encouraging
  • Empathic
  • Collaborative

Skills and Qualifications


  • Minimum 2:2 Degree or equivalent
  • MS Office literate (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Full driving licence


  • Project Management
  • Leadership and Management



  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a commercial, client facing role, working with senior stakeholders
  • Project/Programme Management experience
  • Awareness of L&D terminology / learning and development background
  • “Customer journey” experience
  • Line management experience


  • Awareness of Psychometrics and / or personality testing
  • Programme development and management
  • Working with or within senior leadership teams
  • Client account background
  • Understanding of training and development courses
  • Understanding of assessment and development centres
  • Procurement of business services
  • Knowledge / experience of delivering apprenticeships


We are committed to employee development, supporting additional qualifications, providing excellent remuneration and benefits package.  Our culture is highly encouraging and supportive. 

It’s not all work though; we take time to celebrate our successes with company days out, monthly drinks nights, a quarterly dining club, rewards and incentives.

All in all, we are a great company to work with!

We are passionate about our people and will provide you with all of the training and support that you will need to be successful.


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