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Change Consultant

Region: Midlands

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract

Reference number: HRDI00832

Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 7th December 2021

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About the role

NFU Mutual have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Change Consultant to join our Enterprise Portfolio Management Office team (EMPO) within the Group Change Division on a 12-month fixed term contract.

Our EMPO team are one of the three services in Group Change that provide a decision-enabling/delivery support service to the business. This service underpins the other services and capabilities in Group Change.  It also provides services to the wider organisation around the co-ordination of change governance and central portfolio communications.

As Change Consultant, you will be fully responsible for developing, improving and embedding the NFU Mutual Change Framework across the organisation; working closely with senior stakeholders throughout the business. You will also provide consultancy and coaching across Group Change and the wider business on the NFUM Change Framework.

The role will work very closely with Group Change leadership utilising a consultative approach with the team. You will interact with senior stakeholders across the organisation and would demonstrate the value that Group Change brings to NFUM through multiple platforms and channels. You will build relationships externally with key partners e.g. APM to publicise the work of Group Change externally and look for opportunities to contribute to and learn from external best practice. Some key accountabilities include:

  • Lead key internal initiatives and continuous improvement activities across the team in order to provide strategic coordination of internal improvements for the benefit of all of Group Change.

  • Work across the organisation to lead all communications activities on behalf of the Group Change leadership team; ensuring a Group Change communications strategy is developed and actively managed. 

  • Shape, establish, develop and plan EPMO service provisions to ensure practices align to and support the overall EPMO Service, Change Framework structures (including Governance) and fit the EPMO operational schedule.

  • Provide practice consultancy to Portfolio, Programmes and Projects, with specialist expertise in one or more practice areas whilst delivering consultancy for all practices, to ensure they are supported across the EPMO.

About you

We are looking for an experienced Change Consultant with practical experience at project, programme and portfolio management with in-depth knowledge of Change and Project Management methodologies and techniques. You will have strong commercial awareness and excellent communication skill with the ability to build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders. Additionally, you will have good knowledge of project management methodology with experience in one or more of the following –

  • Portfolio Planning, Quality Assurance, Change Frameworks, Standards Practice & Methods, Benefits Management, Stakeholder Engagement & Communications, Change Services Support (Supporting programme and project practices), Reporting & Analytics, Supplier Management RAIDD Support and Change Readiness. 

Furthermore, qualifications in project/programme management such as P30, PRINCE2 and Change Management is highly desirable

Benefits and Rewards

At NFU Mutual we pride ourselves on being “a great place to work” and one of only 39 companies across the globe, and the only organisation with headquarters in the UK, to receive a Gallup Exceptional Workplace 2021 award. We were also named in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies List 2021. When you join our team, you can expect a supportive culture and an attractive range of rewards and benefits including: 

  • Salary - Competitive 

  • Annual bonus (up to 25%) 

  • Contributory pension scheme (maximum of 12% company contribution)

  • 28 days holiday per annum (additional holiday purchase scheme)

  • Private medical insurance

  • Employee discounts 

  • Gym subsidy  

  • Health and wellbeing plan

  • Life Assurance cover

  • Discounts on a range of NFU Mutual insurance policies 

NFU Mutual are happy to offer its employees informal homeworking. Our team is located in Stratford-upon-Avon and it would be expected that on average, 50% of your working time would be located from this office with the remaining days home based should you wish.

Working at NFU Mutual

One of the UK’s leading general insurance and financial services companies, NFU Mutual has been meeting our customers’ needs for over 100 years. As an employee you are very important to us. We empower and inspire you to perform, offer opportunities to grow and we recognise and reward you for your contribution. 

At NFU Mutual we look for people like you, who have customers at the heart of what you do. You recognise that your customers’ financial lives can only benefit by having a financial plan in place that reflects their circumstances both now and in the future.

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About NFU Mutual

We are a leading provider of General Insurance and Financial Services. From our strong farming roots we’ve grown to become a UK-wide organisation, turning over £1billion annually. Yet success hasn’t gone to our heads. We’re proud to remain completely customer focused, down-to-earth and committed to the rural communities we’ve grown from.

Our ethos - of trust, respect and personal service - lies at the heart of all we do and has seen us build an enviable reputation for exceptional member loyalty. Though we’ve been in business for over 110 years, we have big ambitions for the future. And that’s why we’re looking for talented people to join our growing organisation. Talented people like you.