Planning & Communications Lead

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

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The Business

Join us in Dublin or Belfast as a Planning & Communications Lead
  • This is an opportunity to lead and influence the coordination and communication of a programme using cutting edge methodologies within Ulster Bank
  • The Simplification programme will be one of the major change initiatives happening across Ulster Bank and is key to delivering our strategic intent
  • Your role will be pivotal to the success of this programme, as you'll be making sure that the overall Simplification story is communicated well so that colleagues and stakeholders are fully engaged
  • You'll be joining a team made up of enthusiastic hard workers, who thrive on working with others to come up with great ideas and solutions
  • Working together, you'll deliver the best outcomes for our people and our customers

What you'll do

The Simplification programme will enable our simplification strategy by being at the forefront of future designs and improvements. It will succeed by collaborating with and supporting others to make beneficial changes for our business, our customers and our colleagues.

As Planning & Communications Lead, you'll be responsible for establishing and running the temporary Programme office.

This will involve:

  • Being accountable for governance and control, including work reception, planning, supporting the business with case production, progress and performance tracking and financial control
  • Developing and implementing the terms of reference for the Programme Office 
  • Maintaining close relationships between other key programmes to make sure there are no overlaps in responsibilities 
  • Performing secretariat tasks including meeting minutes, producing papers for meetings and sending communications to stakeholders
  • Establishing the reporting of baseline information for the Programme
  • Liaising with key stakeholders regularly and ensuring communication between the Programme Manager and other senior stakeholders

The skills you'll need

This role requires strong leadership and management skills, coupled with strong knowledge of portfolio, programme, project and risk management (P3RM) best practice.

You'll also need:

  • Knowledge of programme types
  • Expertise in tools such as MS Office, Planview, Oracle and SharePoint
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills

How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary plus a 30% individually tailorable cash and benefit funding programme in Northern Ireland, and 31% in the Republic of Ireland. In addition, we provide a wide selection of exclusive lifestyle offers, development and learning programmes, services and support designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities. 

Visit our reward and benefits page for more information on the benefit packages we offer.


At Ulster Bank, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we’ll do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles - find out more.

As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect our customers. This role falls under Conduct Rules of the Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and is subject to pre-employment screening. This means if your application is successful, you’ll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These may include a full credit check, a criminal record check (if based in the UK), residency and right to work checks.

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