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Senior Business Change Manager

Portsmouth, Reading
Full time
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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About the Role

Base Location: Home Based with travel to local sites, programme dependent

Salary: £55,200 - £83,000 + performance related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Business Change Manager. You will be responsible for steering transformative initiatives and ensuring projects align with organisational goals and standards. This role is pivotal for driving change and operational improvements.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing multiple project lifecycles from initiation to completion in complex change or transformation environments.
  • Deliver a program-specific budget and benefits profile of at least £4m while effectively managing stakeholder relationships.
  • Develop and implement robust change management methodologies and principles to support business transformation.
  • Navigate and assess risks in sensitive environments, ensuring compliance with regulatory and best practice standards.
  • Enhance communication and engagement efforts with excellent written and verbal skills.

What do I need?

To excel in this role, you will need the following:

  • Significant experience in Business Change or Transformation and best practices within large, complex programs, with a preference for LEAN Six Sigma.
  • Previous people management and experience with change impacts.
  • Proven experience managing program-specific budgets of at least £4m.
  • Exceptional communication skills, able to influence and negotiate effectively at all levels.
  • Skilled in identifying change impacts in sensitive environments brought about by transformation initiatives.
  • Insight into business IT requirements and their impacts on staff, especially field-based personnel.

You should have an awareness of the inter-relationship between Distribution, Transmission, and a broad knowledge of other SSE businesses.

While not a requirement for the role, a professional qualification or accreditation in change, transformation, or program delivery would be advantageous.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.9 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 4,200 highly skilled people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital for the future. We power communities to thrive today and create a net-zero tomorrow. Why not join us and help power change, we're looking for great people who love working with others to achieve great results. You'll be empowered to make the right decisions for our customers and have the space to take accountability for the work you do. You'll be working as part of a bigger team, enabling net-zero, so team work will be essential. As a part of our business, you become part of something bigger – an established company with a reputation for looking after our people, offering secure and rewarding roles where safety is our number one priority.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

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

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 342529.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.