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Job Description — Project Manager (Publishing)

CGP is the UK’s No. 1 Educational Publisher. We’ve doubled our sales in the last 5 years and we’re growing further still. So, how come we’re bucking the industry trend? We put it down to exceptional people, outstanding products and a unique publishing model.

We’re looking for a bright, organised and commercially astute professional to join our 80-strong Editing team. We welcome all business backgrounds — it’s your project management skills, commercial nous and your drive to make things happen that’s important. To be considered, you should have at least 5 years’ experience in a role where you have led and delivered significant change projects — someone who has made a real positive difference to an organisation. This is a full time role, reporting to the Head of Editing, and is based at our Head Office in the Southern Lake District.


Your key responsibility will be to take ownership of key improvement projects for the Editing department from initial proposal to delivery of results. This will include:

  • Responding to the changing needs of the department and the business as we continue to grow
  • Suggesting improvements to current processes (in Editing initially but this could extend to the wider Publishing Department in time)
  • Maximising productivity by exploiting technology and recommending new ways of working
  • Developing project proposals and detailed project plans, setting budgets, tracking progress meticulously and analysing commercial impact
  • Collaborating successfully with colleagues to deliver improvement projects on time, on budget and to a high CGP standard
  • Communicating effectively to CGP senior management on project progress

As an experienced Project Manager, you’ll drive your own progression, development and career path within CGP.

Skills and Attributes

A graduate with great academics and a collaborative, positive approach to work, you’ll be a people influencer and have:

  • Natural commercial acumen and curiosity
  • Excellent analytical skills with an ability to assimilate and evaluate large quantities of qualitative and quantitative data
  • A solid understanding of how priorities impact business growth
  • A clear ability to work independently and proactively
  • Excellent written / verbal communication skills
  • Impeccable organisational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Unquestionable attention to detail
  • A willingness to challenge others, giving and taking feedback in a positive way

More information on how to apply can be found here.