Project Manager - IT / Financial Services

Posted 8 January by LSL Property Services plc

Project Manager - IT Strategic Projects & Initiatives - Financial Services Division

LSL Property Services plc are looking to recruit a Project Manager to join our expanding Financial Services Division located in our Solihull offices (although location has flexibility).

LSL is a leading provider of residential property services to its key customer groups. Services to consumers include: residential sales & lettings - through our extensive Estate Agency network to include brands such as Your Move, Marsh & Parsons, Intercounty & Reeds Rains - Surveying through our brands e.surv and Walker Fraser Steele (making us the largest residential surveying business in the UK), Mortgage and Insurance products through our Estate Agency network alongside our Primis, TMA, Linear and Personal Touch Financial Services brands with some 2300 advisors arranging some £21bn in mortgage business in 2017 making us the 2nd largest mortgage network in the UK.

In 2017 LSL reported revenue of £311.5m and Operating Profit of £42.1m and employ some 6,000 people across the UK.

The Role

We are looking to recruit a Project Manager to be based ideally in our offices in Solihull, although, the location is flexible for the right candidate.

The role will report directly into the Group IT Director and will form an important part of the Financial Services Management Team.

The clear objective of the role is the delivery of strategic IT and business change projects and initiatives. The role will also support the development and delivery of the existing IT control framework which will involve collaboration with stakeholders within the wider LSL Group

Role Responsibilities

Project management & delivery of specific change initiatives and thematic reviews across the Financial Services Division

Establish & maintain strong working relationships & effective communication styles with key senior stakeholders within the Financial Services Division and across the LSL Group

Support the delivery & development of the LSL Group control framework & standards which should be achieved by all LSL Divisional business units.

Support & assist the development of the Information Security Governance Groups operating within the Divisions

Establish standard monitoring & reporting of key focus areas, such as the infrastructure estate and 3rd party supplier management

Continually evaluate changes in technology, instigate & make recommendations where improvements or costs savings can be made

Monitor & assess risks associated with the provision of IT services

Contribute to Divisional IT meetings to identify synergies & opportunities for collaborative working across the LSL Group.


Business acumen to understand key organisational priorities & manage key stakeholders, including Executive level relationships

Ability to prioritise a complex & demanding workload

Experience of working within a governance framework (e.g. ITIL, PRINCE2, APM or relevant ISO standards)

Ability to work independently & on own initiative; goal & outcome orientated.

Ability to rationally assess and handle incidents when placed in pressured situations

Individual, social and business interaction - flexibility in using a range of influencing styles in order to build strong sustainable relationships

Advanced IT skills and in depth experience gained from working in an IT Management role or Project Lead role



Demonstrated structured change management approach involving high collaboration and diverse (technical and non-technical) stakeholders

Demonstrable experience of working successfully at a strategic level to drive change & performance

Proactive 'hands on’ approach to managing issues

Excellent communication skills both written & oral

Educated to degree level or relevant business experience

5+ years’ experience as an IT professional

Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences


Experience of working in a large, commercial multi-site business

Experience of working within regulated industry

Experience in operating in risk / audit function

Experience working within property / surveying / financial services businesses

Operational experience of providing 2nd line oversight & governance of strategic IT / Information Security projects


Benefits commensurate of that of a senior role within such an organisation to include - enhanced pension and healthcare

Please include cover letter stating you salary expectations

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Required skills

  • Financial Services
  • ITIL

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