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This role will support the definition and delivery of a diverse set of projects across the People Services function, including the delivery of a key strategic initiative transforming ways of working across the business. Other projects will include behaviour and process change, MI and internal communication tools. The role will partner with a number of stakeholders from within People Services, and beyond into support and operational functions, and reports into the People Services Programme Director. The role is best suited to someone with great communication, influencing and organisation skills who wants to drive transformative change in an exciting business.
- Manage a portfolio of projects through to delivery, including scoping, defining, and managing project plans
- Planning and scheduling project timelines and milestones
- Effectively plan and manage key project deliverables and dependencies in line with project schedule
- All projects must be fully documented and regular reports providing details of project expectations/limitations/progress will need to be communicated to key stakeholders
- Drive strategic initiatives forward, including the adoption of new ways of working, and communicate with all levels of the business regarding changes that will affect their areas
- Documenting any details relating to risk/issues, communication logs, change control and any other controls
- Assist in the organisation and implementation of a change portfolio
- Design, own and manage the project control document/risk log
- Developing and delivering progress reports, proposals, and presentations
Key Skills and Experience
- Project Manager experience with a proven track record of driving behavioural change projects
- Experience producing board and steering packs
- Organised and able to effectively prioritize and execute tasks
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, written and verbal, at all levels
- Ability to think on feet and “outside the box” where necessary and ask “Is there a better way?”
- Happy to take the lead and an effective decision maker
- Good attention to detail
- Self-motivated and delivery focused with excellent time management skills
- Strong negotiating and influencing skills
- Must be competent in Office packages (including excel and PowerPoint)
Admiral Group is a leading FTSE 100 Financial Services company with a presence in eight countries.
The company was set up in 1993 as a car insurance specialist, but since then the Group has expanded in other countries and other insurance verticals such as household and travel insurance, in loans, price comparison platforms, and has developed innovative products.
The Group has 7 million customers worldwide and employs over 11,000 people across its operations. Admiral is a growth story with an enviable track record of strong financial performances, ROE consistently over 50%, a turnover of £3.5 bn, and a profit before tax of £520 m in 2019. Admiral’s philosophy is that ‘people who like what they do, do it better’ and Admiral is proud to offer an open culture where achievement is rewarded and recognised and where coming to work is exciting every day. In 2019, Admiral received a special award from ‘Best Companies to Work For’ as the only company to feature within their rankings since they began 20 years ago: a true testament to the Group’s culture.
Salary, Benefits, and Work-Life Balance
We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package. Do not hesitate to contact the Recruitment Officer looking after this position if you would like to discuss this further.
At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it is one of the reasons we're voted no. 1 in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.
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On the 8th of November, our very own Admiral Academy hosted their 5th International Learning and Development (L&D) Conference. Over 150 training professionals came together from all corners of the business to collaborate, share best practise, network and most importantly celebrate success. The day kicked off with the amazing Admiral Inspire Choir and an opening speech from Head of People Services and Head of Learning and Development. David Stevens (CEO) also recorded a personal thank you message to attendees for their efforts in winning the L&D Award at the Best Big Companies to Work for Awards this year!The day included a whole host of talks from managers around the business, with keynote speaker Garan Pieniazek who gave an inspiring talk. The day also incuded talks from our ILM 7 Graduates and Working Groups who have worked incredibly hard throughout the year to deliver current content at this year’s conference.The second part of the day was recognising staff in the business who made a real impact within the learning and development community over the last year.Award Winners from this year’s conference are;Getting To Know Your Learners – Holly: Admiral AcademyDriving Performance – Deepshika: Customer ServiceGuardian of The Culture – Daniel: Admiral AcademyHighly Commended - Excellence in Learning and Development – New BusinessWinner - Excellence in Learning and Development - RenewalsThe L&D Conference and Awards highlights the incredible work of training professionals throughout the business and truly make a difference to the business and staff. Thank you to all and a huge well done!
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We understand that balancing the demands of a family and a career can be challenging at times. Taking time off work to be with your new family is very important and we recognise that many fathers, partners and adopters want to be more hands on and involved with the care of their children. We are committed to supporting our staff when they go through parenthood and a valued source of support is provided by our Parental Leave policies. The policies allow staff to spend cherished time at home with their family, so that when they return to work, they can thrive and flourish. Our policies go above the statutory pay requirements to encourage our staff to take more time at home when they become parents. As long as you've worked for us for 26 weeks, you can expect the following benefits. Maternity LeaveEmployees receive 16 weeks of full pay, followed by 23 weeks statutory maternity payPaternity LeaveEmployees receive 2 weeks full pay, 2 weeks statutory paternity pay and 12 days of unpaid leave (should they wish to take it)Shared Parental LeaveWhen both parents work for Admiral they can share the 16-weeks full pay benefit. So, if the mother/primary caregiver decides to return to work prior to 16 weeks, the other parent can pick up the remaining weeks on full payIf one parent is employed by Admiral, and together with their partner fulfil eligibility criteria, they can share the Parental LeaveAdmiral believes that the support doesn’t stop at Parental Leave. We recognise that flexible working is another valuable way in which our staff can attain the work-life balance they need and so employees can request flexible working arrangements.Our employee benefits don’t stop here, take a look at our top 7 perks for working at Admiral.
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Kieran, a grad on the Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme chats to us about his first week and placement here… We’re so proud to be one of 13 Welsh companies to get involved in the Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme, which encourages top talent to build their careers in a growing data science sector in South Wales.“We are delighted to play a part in the South Wales Data Scientists Graduate Scheme'', said Business Analytics Manager, Sarah (pictured above). “Initiatives like this allow us to develop and keep talented individuals in South Wales and Admiral.” We chatted with Kieran to learn more about the programme, his experience so far and what he’s going to get involved in during his time at Admiral.What is your educational background?‘’I completed a physics degree at Cardiff University (I’m originally from Bath) and now I’m doing an MSc in applied data science, which is funded through the Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme.’’How did you find yourself on the Welsh Data Science Grad Scheme and what exactly does it involve? I applied like you would with any normal job role; it’s a 2-year course and I’ll complete three 8-month rotations with three different companies. On Fridays I am in USW completing various academic units and Monday to Thursday I’m here at Admiral working on a work-based project. What will you be doing here at Admiral?‘’I’m working with Claims Analytics – quite a small team but growing quickly. With the company seeing the value in data science, this is a big area of focus. I’m currently training in SAS and looking to start my project soon, which will involve working with the department at minimising the number of open claims that will have a predicted £0 paid value.’’How are you using your data science degree?‘’I’m using all skills gained from my data science degree as well as using a machine learning model to assess current data for future predictions.’’How are you finding it so far?‘’I’m enjoying it; I’ve never worked in an office environment before – I like it, it’s very relaxed, everyone on the team is friendly and willing to help out. I was recently part of a big solutions meeting and it was good to see how everyone shared the problems they had, and different teams presented different solutions. It was nice to see people taking others advice and working collaboratively.’’Do you have any advice to anybody thinking about doing the same programme?‘’Data science in Wales is booming with so many companies expanding to account for this new area of focus.For me, it was about taking my scientific degree into commercial environment, which can be hard to do with physics degree because of its academic focus. You have to have to find something to make it adaptable in a business environment.There’s room for every science degree to fit into data science, it’s just finding a way to commercialise it and the Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme is a great way to do this.’’You can find out more and stay up to date with similar opportunities through following the Graduate Programme Wales on LinkedIn.You can also follow us on LinkedIn for graduate and data science opportunities.
As one of our four pillars to our culture, Reward and Recognition is extremely important. We believe that happy staff make happy customers, so we have a huge range of great benefits to make sure everybody has something to smile about! Here are a few of our more popular ones.