Location: UK: Ipswich, Birmingham, Bristol

Opportunity: Supported Hiring into permanent role

Start Date: ASAP

Apply by: 21 March 2024 

*Applications have now closed*

Are you ready to restart your career and Connect for Good? Return to work with BT and help them build the future

BT is partnering with Career Returners (previously Women Returners) to offer supported hiring in their Networks team. They are looking for a Delivery & Commercial Specialist to join BT’s Mechanical & Electrical Platform and welcome returner candidates to apply for this role.

A successful returner candidate, who has had a career break of 18 months or more, will receive coaching support through the transition period from Career Returners. Your career break may have been for childcare, eldercare, relocation or other reasons. You may have been working on a small-scale basis to fit around other commitments or not done any paid work for a number of years.

Opportunities Available

BT is committed to the development of all its people – for them it is will over skill – if you have a passion for the field but only some of the skills below, they would still love to hear from you. BT is committed to flexible working and making a role work for the best individual.

You will help them deliver their investment & maintenance programs on the Mechanical & Electrical, Power & Cooling infrastructure. These underpin every one of BT’s services. Your job will be to own the financials for the whole department, from identifying and forecasting funding requests, developing business cases, Defining financial outcomes for multiple projects and programs across this business unit.

You will be SME on reporting, understanding risks including commercial, operational, financial and delivery and looking after the health of their platform. You will carry out post investment and in-flight reviews. Day to day financial program hierarchy management and project code tracking, authorisation, and governance.

You will also take on some technical delivery of projects and need to be experienced in project design & implementation helping others build well defined processes on delivery and reporting.

You will become the subject matter expert on all financials, business cases and projects in delivery across a wide portfolio. You will never compromise on health & safety. They would love to benefit from your experience on continually improving processes in this area and governance of financial and delivery programs.

Essential Skills

  • Stakeholder Management & negotiations.
  • Project and program management on a national level including governance and reporting
  • Inspiring and Engaging Leadership: Inspiring and engaging leadership capability which fosters a culture of empowerment, inclusivity, ownership and pride in the estate and the work they do
  • Demonstrating broad thinking and collaborative behaviour
  • Excellent and effective communication skills
  • Risk Management: The ability to identify risks, balance the threats and opportunities associated with the risks, take appropriate mitigating action against the risks, track and manage risk over their lifetime
  • Problem Solving: Must be able to proactively solve business problems that deal with uncertainty e.g., demand profile planning including location, skills, and resource
  • Business/ Financial acumen: Knowledgeable in business strategy and the drivers of organisational performance, including people drivers of performance and financial literacy (e.g., business KPIs, business cases, SAP Ariba reporting
  • Experience in analytics and reporting ideally- SAP analytics and Excel

About BT

BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, they take pride in everything they do – and in the people who work there. They’re now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And they’re on a mission. Guided by their core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant their goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential. So, if you’re interested in the power of potential, why not join them today and release yours?

BT’s mission is to break down the barriers of today to release the potential of tomorrow. Join them today and release yours. There are two things that they want to share with anyone considering joining them.

Firstly, they’ve got big ambitions for their colleagues and the future of the organisation. These include their vision that inclusion and accessibility drive every conversation they have and every decision they make. They want their workforce to fully represent the communities and customers they serve, because a diverse business is a better business. They value every colleague, their diversity and the contribution that they make. When they say you’re welcome at BT, they really mean it.

Secondly, the one thing the pandemic has taught them is that a lot of current and future colleagues, where and when possible, want to embrace hybrid working. Therefore, they are introducing smart working at BT. Smart working means having the flexibility to choose, as a team, how and where you work depending on your team’s deliverables and needs; when you are at your shared core location to connect with others and when not. It may not be for every role, and, as part of the recruitment process, you’ll have the chance to discuss smart working and how it might work for the job you are applying for.

You can read more here about what it’s like to work at BT

How to Apply

It’s easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don’t worry if you need to make changes – you’ll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page.

Find out more about the role and apply using the link below:

Delivery & Commercial Specialist

 ** IMPORTANT: To indicate to the BT Recruitment Team that you are applying through Career Returners please add ‘(Career Returners)’ in your CV and cover letter after your last name** 

Apply ASAP as applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. Closing date is 21 March 2024.

For any questions, complete this form, including details of the role you’re interested in and that you are a career returner: Careers enquiries – Contact BT | BT Plc