Change Governance & Assurance Consultant
Broad Gate Offices, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

Job Reference: 005456

Location: Broad Gate Offices, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

Closing Date: 15/08/2022

Salary £: Up to £70,000 Dependent on Experience + Bonus & Benefits

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Division: Customer Services Division

Hours per week: 35

As our next Change Governance & Assurance Consultant you’ll ensure that all involved in change initiatives across Transformation & IT adhere to the Governance framework to deliver assurance across assigned change initiatives, ensuring that each is delivered successfully and optimally to the business. You’ll join a likeminded team in our Leeds based Transformation Governance & Assurance function.

About the role

As Change Governance & Assurance Consultant, you’ll define and communicate the YBSG Change Lifecycle and governance framework, with particular focus on non IT elements of the lifecycle. You will –

  • Work closely with Change Owners to implement a quality plan, which is appropriate for each change initiative.

  • Ensure the governance framework evolves incorporating changing approaches around platforms, and agile thinking.

  • Work closely with Change Owners, Platform Forums, and Senior Managers to ensure that the agreed adoption of the Governance framework (Quality Plan) is applied effectively on every change initiative through every phase with particular emphasis on the non IT components.

  • Support Senior Managers and Change Owners as required with assurance activity to ensure the successful delivery of a change initiative. These assurance activities could include: supporting a deep dive undertaken by a 3rd party, reviewing SOWs, or supporting change practitioners to explore alternative approaches. Providing extensive industry experience on Project/ Platform Management

About you

You’ll have extensive delivery experience within a change management function. In addition, you’ll be able to demonstrate –

  • Senior level experience in the specification and implementation of new standards, policies, or frameworks into an organisation

  • Experience of working with Senior Manager/ Director level stakeholders

  • Extensive experience of working collaboratively with colleagues across different specialisms to assess the viability and suitability of approach

  • Strong communication, engagement and influencing skills

  • Desirable (not essential) - industry experience of working in a product line mgmt. environment and holder of one or more change management qualifications or equivalent (i.e. Prince2, APM, Lean, DevOps, MSP)

About us

At YBS we dont have shareholders, we have members. We care about people and that includes you. So here, you’ll be respected for who you are, you’ll be able to bring your whole self to work, and you’ll have everything you need to build a long and rewarding career.

Flexibility. We offer a range of flexible working options without unsocial hours, which can help you find a healthy work-life balance. Whether it’s finishing early for an appointment or fitting your studies and hobbies in around your working hours, we can help make it work for you.

Development. We want you to feel challenged here. Whatever your ambitions, we’re committed to helping you develop your skills and move ahead in your career journey. From day one, we’ll set you up for success with a brilliant induction and full training plan, all designed to get you up to speed quickly.

Inclusivity. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and able to be themselves. If you’ll go the extra mile to help our members, you’ll fit right in and feel you belong here.

About our Benefits

We offer lots of fantastic rewards that you can make the most of in and out of work, including:

  • Holiday. You’ll get 25 days plus Bank Holidays, as well as the option to buy up to a further 5 days.

  • Bonus. We work together to reach for better at YBS, so when we reach our goals we’re all rewarded, with up to a 10% annual bonus.

  • Pension. We know how important it is to save towards the future, that’s why we’ll contribute up 11% into your YBS pension.

  • Healthcare. Health and wellbeing are an important part of life at YBS, when you join us you’ll have access to a range of health benefits to suit your life including private medical insurance, dental and healthcare plans.

  • My Benefits. When you join YBS you’ll have access to our self-service benefits portal, where you can access a range of retail, hospitality and health discounts.

Ready to apply?

If you’re excited about this role and want to be part of the YBS team, apply now to send us your application.

Want more information?

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Mike Peel on

Please note applications are reviewed frequently therefore this role may close prior to the advertised closing date