Lead Programme Planner


Time Type

Full time


Competitive Salary


Amazing Benefits

Close Date


Area of Business

Planning & Engineering, Project Management


Reading - Green Park, Brook Drive

Job ID 00029510

About the role

Salary: £65,000 - 75,000

Base location: UK wide, with occasional travel to Reading

Virgin Media, the UK’s fastest broadband network, has recently joined forces with O2, the UK’s No.1 mobile platform, to create a strong, competitive and dynamic national connectivity champion.

Role Purpose

Virgin Media O2 has embarked on a major, once in a generation network infrastructure investment and this role will be responsible for leading multiple end to end large scale portfolio plans across the lifecycle of the Fibre Upgrade Programme.

The role of the Lead Programme Planner is to lead the central planning function and team , which is responsible for creating, integrating maintaining, tracking and reporting on the multiple Fibre Upgrade Programme plans and dependencies. You'll also establish accurate, current, and reliable programme  portfolio planning & reporting methodology across the delivery lifecycle and its delivery partners  for the entire programme portfolio. Another key part of this role is to standardise, simplify and share planning tools, methods, process, inputs and outputs across the programme

The must haves

In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • A number of years’ experience working as lead programme planner on multi-million pound, multi-stakeholder programme  

  • Experience in developing programme planning and reporting strategies and plans for large scale delivery programmes

  • Experience of leading a team of planners

The other stuff we're looking for

We'd also love you to bring;

  • Outstanding organization, leadership, coordination and problem resolution skills

  • Telecoms background

  • Ability to rapidly build rapport and form strong business relationships across multiple locations

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular planning, communication, and presentation skills, with good cross functional and inter-disciplinary awareness

What's in it for you?

We know that benefits mean so much more than the 'stuff' we can give you, so we offer a wide range of support, rewards and tools - all focused on helping you to prioritise what really matters.

All work and no play just isn't our style! We're already planning our future ways of working, for when life becomes a little more normal again. We're constantly evolving our approach to enable you to find a great work life balance.

Next steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a 1 stage competency interview.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media O2 family.

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