Programme Manager, Business and Finance

London/Manchester, United Kingdom
£70,000 - £75,000
28 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Nationwide
Closing date: 06/12/2019
Salary: £70,000 - £75,000
Employment type: Permanent
Department: Professional Development

This role will be based in London or Manchester


As Programme Manager – Business & Finance you will be responsible for supporting the  strategic and operational development of programmes within the Accountancy and Tax  portfolio, focusing mainly on management accounting and financial awareness.

Main Accountabilities/Responsibilities

  • Presenting between 90 and 100 days a year for both public and in house courses.
  • Focusing mainly on management accounting – covering areas such as management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, investment appraisal, preparation of business cases – and financial awareness for non-financial managers.
  • Writing material or contributing to material in the management accounting and financial awareness portfolio. Proactively supporting freelance presenters with their content development also.
  • Create a simple and effective range of PD short courses which are commercially optimised and delivered through a variety of mediums (F2F and online classroom live).
  • Research of new developments and our competitors offering.
  • Development of product strategy to blend the programme with the overall product landscape of Accountancy and Tax and thinking about what accountants and other professions – such as lawyers - would also benefit from.
  • Take an active role in the strategic development process including supporting the Director of Programmes and the Director of PD in the creation of appropriate budgets, forecasts and targets.
  • Working with the Head of Online Strategic Delivery in the development of an online landscape for BPP.
  • Single point of contact for queries related to the range of programmes, providing support to the Director of Programmes and to any presenter resource employed in programme delivery
  • Working on the implementation of large client programmes, including managing the overall project
  • Liaison with BD and marketing to ensure there is adequate support to the programme range to ensure that there is good commercial support to the programmes.
  • Assisting in the co-ordination of scheduling of dates for programmes to be run and to ensure that presenters are sourced for delivery and presentation of programmes.
  • To liaise with relevant institutes/professional bodies and clients where necessary
  • Manage the academic content and pedagogy of modules and programmes within specialist area/product stream
  • To regularly monitor and review public course outlines and website content, make recommendation for improvements (consistency, language, learning outcomes, market focus) and co-ordinate their implementation

People Management

To manage a team of module leaders and freelance presenters to ensure successful design, deployment and delivery of programmes within your stream.

Teaching & Student Support

  • To undertake a teaching and/or origination load appropriate to the level of responsibility of the role, which is expected to include approximately 90 days of teaching.


  • Explore synergies throughout BPP, in particular, contributing to the effective integration of PD into the One BPP philosophy
  • Involvement in recruitment and selection of teaching staff, where necessary
  • To undertake other duties commensurate with the level of this role
  • To undertake a teaching and/or origination load appropriate to the level of responsibility of the role
  • Supporting the wider PD business during transition
  • Liaise with BD team and attend meetings (where possible) to convert opportunities
  • and leads
  • Contribute to improved success rate in tenders
  • Support the Customer Service Team in Manchester with product updates
  • Contribute to the PD pricing model

Skills, knowledge, qualifications required for job   

  • Familiar with management accounting, business finance and ideally financial modelling, and delivering financial awareness courses.
  • Commercially and educationally focused with leadership and coaching skills.   
  • A strong understanding of the business environment and how it is evolving.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of how PD programmes are used within the field of Finance in professional practice firms and industry and commerce
  • An ability to prioritise their own work and the work of others
  • A willingness to listen and seek out the opinion of others
  • Ability to translate the needs and of objectives of the business, in line with the wider group agenda
  • A proven track record of delivering on time, on budget and using your own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to challenge and inspire people to engage in change processes
  • Adaptable to change
  • A good team worker
  • A successful track record of leading and implementing change
  • High attention to detail, tasks completed in full to set deadlines.  

Please note the successful candidate will be required to undergo a DBS check

Programme Manager - Business & Finance

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