Santander Bank

PMO Manager | S3 | Project

PMO Manager | S3 | Project

Country: United Kingdom

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We have a fantastic and interesting opportunity to join Santander as a PMO Manager. You will be responsible for managing the PMO range of activities to enable the effective and timely delivery of projects within the workstreams, including scoping and prioritisation, planning,  provision/reallocation of resource; stakeholder management; inter-dependency analysis; problem solving and solution finding.

You will support the Central CTO (Central Transformation Office), Workstream Leaders and PMO Senior Managers in ensuring that each project and Workstream is delivering against plan and the overall mandate.

This role will contribute to identification and management of risks and issues especially at portfolio level and ensure relevant escalations actions are followed through.

The difference you’ll make:

  • Collaborating with business areas across Santander to ensure value is created through the intelligent utilisation of organisational change resources with recognition of a move towards a more agile model
  • Using project management experience and knowledge to manage the timely delivery of projects across the business areas within the workstreams, with accurate reporting on status, scope and budget, and dependency management
  • Contributing to the identification of change activity that has a direct / in-direct impact on achievement of strategic objectives
  • Escalating information on emerging trends, alongside mitigating actions.  This could relate to people risk, 3rd party supplier risk, financial risk
  • Contributing towards the accurate completion of day to day governance activities to ensure risks are effectively managed and escalated as appropriate
  • Nurturing a positive environment, fostering new ideas and developing individual talent across the wider team, ensuring appropriate performance targets and development plans are in place

What you’ll bring:

  • Previous experience in PMO/project management role coupled with accomplished solution delivery skills in various methodologies (waterfall, agile etc)
  • Experience of preparing accurate reports and delivering presentations to customers, sponsors and stakeholders regarding project status, results and recommendations
  • Experience of developing processes and procedures in regards to governance and change management principles
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills, comfortable challenging, constructively and influencing stakeholders across all divisions of Santander to manage complex situations
  • Experience managing programs of work with the focus on outcomes and being able to articulate what the benefits are

It would also be nice for you to have:

  • Ability to develop solutions to operational and processing problems and make recommendations to senior management
  • Direct line management of PMO team members may be required, plus possible matrix management and influencing of resources outside line management responsibility
  • Accomplished analytical and presenting skills

What else you need to know:

We want our people to thrive at work and home, and we recognise that many people benefit from flexible arrangements. To enable us to deliver the best outcomes for our customers and to help each other develop we understand the importance of having the right balance of spending time together in an office while maintaining flexibility.
By working this way we can continue to create moments that matter for everyone. To support this, we offer site-based contracts with a hybrid working pattern and we’re happy to discuss specific requirements throughout the recruitment process.

This is a permanent position and is based from our Milton Keynes (Unity Place) office, our current expectation is at least 2 days in the office every week.

Application process

If your application is successful a member of our recruitment team will be in touch. We will arrange a short call with you to learn more about you and what you are looking for from your next career move, as well as answer any questions you have about working in the Santander tech team. If both sides agree we will send your CV to the hiring manager to review. For this position, the interview process will be :–

1st Stage – Competency based interview – this will be for up to 1 hour

2nd Stage – Possibility of a 2nd stage if required

If there’s anything we can do in the recruitment process to help you achieve your best, please let us know.


At Santander we’re creating a thriving workplace where all colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed.  We all help to make Santander a workplace that celebrates diversity and attracts, retains and develops the most talented and committed people through living our values of Simple, Personal, and Fair.

How we’ll reward you.

As well as a competitive salary, you’ll enjoy a benefits package that you can tailor to your needs.

  • Eligible for a discretionary performance-related annual bonus
  • We put 8% of salary into your pension, even if you don’t contribute yourself. We’ll pay in up to 12.5% of salary, if you contribute as well, and you can take some of our contribution in cash if you prefer.
  • 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 5yrs service, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year
  • £6,000 car allowance per year
  • Shift allowance of up to £10,000 per year (24/7 working arrangements)
  • Company funded individual private medical insurance
  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as private medical insurance for your family, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments
  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover
  • Share in Santander’s success by investing in our share plans 

Learn more about our benefits and family friendly policies

What to do next:-

If this sounds like a role you’re interested in, then please apply.

If there’s anything we can do in the recruitment process to help you achieve your best, get in touch. Whether it’s a copy of our application form in another format or additional assistance, we’re available through telephone, email, or face to face. You can contact us at or call 0870 414 9080.

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