Project Manager

£45,400.00 - £61,000.00
26 Nov 2021
05 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type


What’s the role about?

We have a number of exciting opportunities within our Change Profession team for Project Managers, both in permanent roles and fixed term contracts (6-12 months).


This role is suited to individuals with experience in Project Management, and experience of working with at least one project management delivery technique. 


As a Project Manager you will bring knowledge and experience to the Partnership by designing, delivering and implementing business change on small to medium sized projects to meet business needs.  You will do this by adopting and learning appropriate project management methodologies in order to acquire and utilise the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales, and quality.


What will you be doing?

  • As a co-owner, actively share the responsibilities of ownership and support Partners and colleagues to have a voice in our business. 

  • Act as Project Manager to ensure projects meet outcomes. Depending on the size of a project and resources allocated, may also be required to deliver some change management activities.  

  • Acts as a point of escalation within project and influences collaborative ways of working between the project team and sponsor balancing different needs.

  • Enable the project team to deliver regular change in scope through effective ways of working; works with the Product Owner to ensure the scope of the deliverables are continually optimised to deliver the outcome and associated value; removes organisational, technical blockers and constraints as part of regular conversations and ceremonies; escalates significant issues as require.

  • ​You may also be the people manager and / or assignment manager for a number of project team members including, in some cases, other Project Managers.

  • Undertake a combined Project and Change Management role, depending on the size and value of the change and/or using your project management expertise to assure project management activity carried out by a non specialist.


What you'll have 

  • Recognised professional qualification in Project Management - e.g. Prince 2, Agile  or some experience working as a Project Manager using at least one standard project management discipline. 

  • Experience in project management, managing multiple projects across people, process and technology

  • Experience of senior stakeholder management

  • Experience of managing teams consisting of internal and external resources, including building and managing 3rd party supplier relationships.



Interview assessments for this role will be on 13th December 2021 & 16th December 2021. 


Creating a culture of diversity and inclusion


We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here. ​


Flexible Working


The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly, including part-time, flexible or compressed hours, and job sharing. Head office areas also support a blended working approach. You'll have the opportunity to discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview and, where it is operationally practicable, they'll do all they can to accommodate your needs.




We also understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance and reward our Partners for their contribution to the business through a vast range of benefits.   

As a Partner and after completion of your 3-month Earning Membership period, you’ll be entitled to;

  • 20% Discount at Waitrose & Partners on majority of goods

  • 25% Discount at John Lewis & Partners on majority of goods

  • 12% Discount at john Lewis & Partners on electrical & white goods 

  • Defined contribution pension scheme and Life Assurance (4x annual salary)

  • 25 days paid holiday per year, when you work 5 days per week


Additional Information

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible. The application form consists of a CV upload, online assessment, followed by application questions. 




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