Version 1 Belfast

Department: Public Sector & Utilities (Ireland)

Job Description

We are looking to add an enthusiastic, passionate IT Programme Manager to join an established team to deliver on the next phase of a programme of work. In this role you will be covering all aspects of the programme with a focus on scoping out complex projects for the client, managing senior stakeholders and internal teams, and working with vendors and other third parties on whom the project is dependent.

The role will require extensive experience with requirements gathering, planning, project governance, project interdependency management, risks, project benefits realisation, project resources, project budget, communication, and status reporting.


  • Support the Head of Change Management and other Senior IT management Stakeholders in all aspects of the programme’s delivery and governance
  • Overall Programme Scoping and definition of Workstreams
  • Drive successful delivery of the Programme, through proactive management of dependencies, issues, and risks of the constituent workstreams to achieve business objectives.
  • Ensure delivery is consistent with the agreed delivery model and standards.
  • Proactively Communicate with Business Owners/Program Stakeholders to enable them to deliver on their projects in line with programme timelines.
  • Manage escalations appropriately to avoid any impact on overall delivery.
  • Support establishing and drive/monitor the standard IT Governance mechanisms in alignment with the overall programme Governance approach.
  • Follow the agreed IT Demand and Governance processes on Status Management, Risk / Issue / Change Management, Deliverables Management, Decision Management, Plan Management
  • Stakeholder communication, senior executive level and delivery teams
  • Vendor and Third-party management.
  • Continuously strive for best practice at programme level
  • Partnering and consulting with cross border and cross functional teams - including sales, operations, information technology and technical leads to facilitate the identified solution


  • 5+ years’ experience as a Programme Manager 
  • Senior Stakeholder engagement experience
  • Excellent at creating and driving successful project plans.
  • IT delivery experience is essential
  • 3rd level qualification in relevant field or similar
  • Ability to manage large programme of work with multiple project workstreams within a large organisation
  • PRINCE 2, PMP or similar Project Management certification
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • PowerPoint expert.

Additional Information

At Version 1, we believe in providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits package that prioritises their wellbeing, professional growth, and financial stability.

  • Share in our success with our Quarterly Performance-Related Profit Share Scheme, where employees collectively benefit from a share of our company's profits.
  • Strong Career Progression & mentorship coaching through our Strength in Balance & Leadership schemes with a dedicated quarterly Pathways Career Development programme.
  • Flexible/remote working, Version 1 is tremendously understanding of life events and people’s individual circumstances and offer flexibility to help achieve a healthy work life balance.
  • Financial Wellbeing initiatives including; Pension, Private Healthcare Cover, Life Assurance, Financial advice and an Employee Discount scheme.
  • Employee Wellbeing schemes including Gym Discounts, Bike to Work, Fitness classes, Mindfulness Workshops, Employee Assistance Programme and much more.
  • Generous holiday allowance, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, marriage/civil partnership leave and special leave policies.
  • Educational assistance, incentivised certifications, and accreditations, including AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, and Red Hat.
  • Reward schemes including Version 1’s Annual Excellence Awards & ‘Call-Out’ platform.
  • Environment, Social and Community First initiatives allow you to get involved in local fundraising and development opportunities as part of fostering our diversity, inclusion and belonging schemes.

And many more exciting benefits… drop us a note to find out more.

Company Description

Version 1 has celebrated over 26 years in Technology Services and continues to be trusted by global brands to deliver solutions that drive customer success. Our expertise enables our customers to navigate the rapidly changing Digital-First world we live in. We foster strong partnerships with leading technology giants including Microsoft, AWS, Oracle, Red Hat, OutSystems, and Snowflake, ensuring that our customers are provided with the highest quality solutions and services.

We’re an award-winning employer reflecting how our employees are at the very heart of Version 1 and what we do:

  • No. 1 Best Large Workplace in Ireland by GPTW
  • 5th Best Super Large Workplace in the UK by GPTW
  • Best Workplace for Women in the UK & Ireland by GPTW
  • Best Workplace for Wellbeing in the UK 2023 by GPTW
  • Top 10 Best Place to Work UK by Glassdoor

We’re a core values driven company, we hire people who share our values, and we reward those who display and foster them, it’s deeply embedded within our DNA. Invest in us and we’ll invest in you!

Apply Now I'm Interested