Business Readiness Manager

Belfast, County Dublin
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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About the Role

Base Location: Dublin or Belfast

Salary: Competitive + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: 18-month Fixed Term Contract | Full Time | Flexible First options available

What is the Role?

The Business Readiness Manager plays a pivotal role in supporting the delivery of our Keystone Programme. This transformation programme is recognised as critical for the SSE Airtricity (SSEA) business in terms of modernising our core systems platform, delivering transformational benefits, and creating a sustainable business empowered by digital capability for future operations. In this role you will:

- Design and deliver business change disciplines, including business readiness, education and training, communication and engagement, and UAT (User Acceptance Testing)

- Manage the successful delivery of Training, UAT, Communication, and Engagement functions within the Keystone Programme

- Lead the development and implementation of business change principles, methodologies, and templates, establishing a comprehensive Business Change Framework

- Develop and execute comprehensive plans ensuring alignment with programme objectives

- Build strong relationships with key stakeholders, fostering engagement and collaboration throughout the Keystone Programme

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Effective leadership skills, with a background in managing and inspiring multi-functional teams, setting clear goals, and fostering an open communication culture

- A proven track record in programme management, particularly in driving change and business readiness activities (ideally with a change qualification, agile and waterfall experience and accreditation)

- Strong verbal and written communication skills, fostering collaboration with diverse stakeholders and ensuring effective dissemination of key messages.

- In-depth knowledge of testing methodologies, UAT processes, and quality assurance practices

- An agile mindset, with the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment, adapting to changing priorities and business needs

About our Business

SSE is a multinational energy company listed on the FTSE 100, with a vision “to be a leading energy company in a net zero world”. We’re investing £20.5bn+ by the end of the decade to help deliver our Net Zero Acceleration Programme.

Part of SSE Plc, Energy Customer Solutions is the Customer facing division – providing energy and low carbon solutions to over 1.3million customers. We have a strong market position with great customer relationships and expert customer teams working in Belfast, Cardiff, Dublin, Perth, and Reading. ​​Energy Customer Solutions is made up of 2 external brands; we operate under the brands SSE Airtricity (Ireland) & SSE Energy Solutions (GB).

SSE Airtricity is Ireland's second largest and fastest growing energy provider, supplying around 800,000 domestic and commercial gas, electricity and home energy services customers in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Around 40% of the electricity SSE Airtricity supplies to its customers on an island basis is generated from renewable sources - the greenest energy supply of any provider on the island and over three times the average on an all-island basis.

We have ambitious targets to help our customers on their journey to Net Zero by increasing the accessibility of green energy solutions through the provision of customer-driven propositions and we’re a partner to customers and stakeholders as they seek ways to respond to the climate crisis.

Help us power change.

What’s in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement (including public holidays), enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more. View our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and we'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Andy on or 01738 340826.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process.