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Project Manager

Watford, GB
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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About us:

We are the new operators of the UK's National Lottery license from February 2024. Join us as over the next year we embark on a largescale transformation journey to build a bigger, better, and safer National Lottery that delivers more money to Good Causes.

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities exist for people from within and outside the betting and gaming industry to join us play a part in giving the National Lottery a fresh start. Allwyn is part of the Allwyn Entertainment Group - a multi-national lottery operator with a market-leading presence in Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Cyprus and Italy.

We are looking to expand our pool of Project Managers and have a variety of roles across our Programmes here at Allwyn. Experience within Gambling/Gaming or within a highly regulated environment would be advantageous.

Role Purpose:
  • Towork with the Programme Leads, our Partners' Technical Specialists and the Outgoing Licensee's PMs and SMEs to ensure the delivery of each project element through effective planning, project management and actual delivery.
  • In coordination with the Transition PMO, you will decide on the appropriate methodology for your project and work with our Functional Leads to ensure prioritisation of work and that the project deliverables meet the business needs.
  • The ideal candidate will manage delivery, resolve problems, flag escalations for resolution, monitor velocity (for Agile projects) and run project and stand-up meetings, provide progress reports including milestones, budget, risks and issues.
  • Ensure a seamless handover into operations.
Role Responsibilities:
  • Timely mobilisation of the delivery project team ensuring adoption of the agreed methodology (agile, waterfall or hybrid).
  • Timely creation, maintenance, and weekly update of all artefacts as defined by the requirements of the project management methodology (project delivery plans, RAID logs, and status reports).
  • A 'no surprises' delivery. All issues and escalations to be escalated to the PMO in a timely manner prior to submission of written status / progress updates.
  • Projects reporting RED, AMBER, GREEN status codes are backed by clear reasons and actions plans where appropriate.
  • Status reports to show actual and trend against agreed time, cost, and quality measures.
  • All completed project deliverables and artefacts are saved and stored on the PMO Infrastructure in line with project methodology standards.
  • High standard of project leadership as measured by 360 degree feedback from the project team, team lead time, project transparency / communication and local resolution of blockers / issues.
  • Effective project level governance to include daily progress monitoring, weekly status reporting and post-delivery retrospectives / learning.
Key Skills and Experience:
  • Experienced 10yrs+ professional project management
  • Complex business change and technology transformation projects
  • MSProject
  • Experience of working in multiple workstream complex Programmes
  • Experience of Projects in regulated environments
  • Definition, production and implementation of strategies, policies, processes in mulitiple projects over career.
  • An ability to demonstrate initiative and problem-solving skills with multiple work strands and stakeholders with competing and changing priorities
  • An understanding of hub and spoke programme delivery and the ability to utilise centralised expertise and tooling
  • Experience of working within immature operating models whilst developing model solutions
Here is our list of benefits:
  • 33 days paid leave (this includes bank holidays)
  • 4 x life insurance
  • Pension 4.5%
  • BUPA
  • Dental Cover
  • £500 a year wellness allowance
  • £150 one off working from home payment
As part of our onboarding processes, all successful candidates will need to complete both a Pre-Employment Screening process and a Fit & Proper check by the Gambling Commission. These checks include a DBS (an enhanced check, which shows convictions and conditional cautions), credit and social media checks. As part of our application process, you will be asked to identify in advance if you have spent or unspent convictions that we need to be aware of.

Should you not disclose convictions at the application stage, not pass the Fit & Proper Check process or not complete your Pre-Employment Screening then unfortunately you may not pass our probation process.

All data will be handled in accordance with our data policies and treated with utmost confidentiality.


Our vision is to grow the National Lottery responsibly, making it biggerbetter and safer for all, with more to good causes.

Bigger because we will significantly increase Good Causes contributions by the end of the Fourth Licence through responsible growth of people playing.

Better because we will modernise technology and operations, refresh games and support shops while improving the use of data and digital.

Safer because participant protection underpins everything we do.

What is unique about us?

Our preparations to transform the National Lottery will be a once-in-a-lifetime type of project in the lottery industry, anywhere in the world. Join our journey to create a new experience for the National Lottery and help us to power change for the greater good.

Our approach

In Allwyn, the National Lottery will have an operator that has social value at its heart. We will raise more funding for Good Causes, while running our own business in an environmentally and socially responsible way. That’s why we have committed to an ambitious Social Value framework, which is woven into the way we do business. We believe that lotteries must serve everyone across society, not just those who play. So whether as an employee, a supplier, a retailer or any of the stakeholders that we interact with, we will be powering good across the UK.

Our goal is to create one of the UK’s most inclusive organisations – where people can bring the best of themselves, to do their best work, every day, for the benefit of good causes.

We are working to make the National Lottery truly accessible in a safe way, whether as a player, a retailer or an employee. We are proud to have been a partner with Purple since 2021 to support our work to embed accessibility into everything we do. Purple has carried out an accessibility audit on our office in Watford, is working with us to have truly inclusive workplace policies, and we have exciting plans to do so much more to make our games, both in-store and online, safely accessible.

Come and help us shape what the future of the National Lottery could look like.

Media Clips

“I became an amputee in 2021 and I struggled to find my place back in the working world until Allwyn welcomed me with open arms. They have always focused on what I bring to the table and it is apparent that my disability is not what defines me within the company, but my skill. Allwyn has a noticeable strong focus on accessibility and inclusion, which makes me feel seen and like I have found a permanent home for my career.” Lorna Jeanes, Transition Co-ordinator.

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