Planning Manager ( 2 positions) (GMC3470)

Planning Manager ( 2 positions)


Become a trusted adviser on business planning at a unique organisation that keeps patients safe across the nation based at either our main office in central Manchester or from our London Office.

The General Medical Council (GMC) helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and take action when they are not met.

As a Planning Manager you’ll work closely with colleagues across the organisation to make sure that our work is planned, monitored and delivered to a high quality. You will play a key role in designing and implementing our new three-year planning process, to support our 2021-25 Corporate Strategy. This will include supporting colleagues to use new processes aimed at greater consistency of project management. You will develop a detailed understanding of what the many functions of the GMC do and how these deliver on our statutory functions, and Corporate Strategy.

Working within a small and friendly team, you will advise on best practice project and portfolio management. With a unique ‘birds eye’ view across the wider organisation, you’ll play a key role in prioritisation of activities to make sure the right activities are taken forward, at the right time. The new approaches and ways of working that you champion will lead to lasting, positive changes.

We’ll expect you to have a track record in a relevant project, programme, portfolio management or planning role. You’ll demonstrate a host of appropriate skills and knowledge - from running stage gate reviews, to developing business cases. Crucially, you’ll need the intellectual and analytical skills to understand complex issues around medical regulation – ‘joining the dots’ - and the strategic and creative flair necessary to identify risks and generate practical solutions. Excellent communication and relationship building skills will be at the heart of your success.

In return, you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. Within our friendly environment, you will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities designed to support your ongoing progression. We offer an attractive salary and benefits package to find out more please click here

Closing date: Midnight Monday 2 March 2020. Please note late applications will not accepted.

Interviews/assessments are due to take place in London on 17th March and in Manchester on 18th March

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The GMC values diversity and has made a public commitment to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from discrimination.

The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750).


Strategy and Policy
London or Manchester
Manchester - 36,951 to 46,868 with an exceptional maximum of 53,843. London - 43,190 to 55,139 with an exceptional maximum of 63,267
Closing date
Monday 2nd March at midnight, late applications will not be accepted
Assessment date
Interviews/assessments are due to take place in London on 17th March and in Manchester on 18th March
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