Programme Director Recruitment – Nigel Wright Group

Specialist programme/program director recruitment agency

Nigel Wright is a leading specialist executive search firm with a track record of success in hiring programme manager and programme director talent for a wide range of organisations operating in diverse sectors. Our experienced consultants have access to strong networks and offer clients combined sector and discipline expertise, alongside market-leading standards of customer service.

A programme director is a key leadership role responsible for the overall success and effectiveness of a specific program or set of programs within an organisation. Their duties include building project management teams, developing project milestones and implementing budgets. They need to be skilled in strategic planning, team management, financial oversight, and stakeholder engagement.

To discuss your hiring needs and find out more about our programme director recruitment capabilities, please contact our marketing team directly or use the chat function below to talk with a member of our team. Prospective candidates can view all of the latest programme director jobs on our vacancies page and are encouraged to send us a copy of their CVs for review.


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Our track record in programme director recruitment

We’re proud to support a variety of organisations of all sizes in our core sectors. Our client portfolio consists of start-ups, SMEs and FTSE and AIM-listed companies involved in the consumer, industrial, digital & tech, and professional services sectors. Our consultants also work closely with charities, housing associations, health and education providers, and local and national government bodies.

We’ve placed programme director and head of programme management positions at the following organisations:

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Clients praise our programme director recruitment expertise

“We’ve engaged Nigel Wright Group to source talent for several senior roles including a Technical Director, a Head of Compliance, a Head of Programme Management and a Chief Engineer. The consultants are very professional operators who never fail to source high-quality candidates at pace, often within short timescales, to support our recruitment needs.” — HR Director, 2 Sisters Food Group

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“Connected Health used Nigel Wright Group to help us hire a CIO and Head of Programme Management. We received an exceptional service from the consultant who led these assignments. They listened to our requirements and feedback and provided us with two shortlists of quality candidates. In the end, both positions were filled quickly.” — Chief People Officer, Connect Health

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“I have worked with various consultants at Nigel Wright Group, most notably when recruiting IT and finance positions, and enjoyed consistently good experiences. More often than not, the service that we receive during assignments is very professional. This was the case again during the search for an ERP Programme Director. Nigel Wright is a good organisation to work with.” — HR Manager, Formica

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HC-One has used Nigel Wright Group to recruit various permanent and interim IT positions including a Head of Service Integration, an Interim Head of Programme Management, an IT Operational Services Manager, and an IT Service Desk Manager. The service is amazing in terms of the speed of the consultants’ delivery and response, as well as the quality of the candidates.” — IT Director, HC-One

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“Nigel Wright Group has helped us fill several roles in our IT team including a Head of Programme Management, a Head of Programme Delivery, and a Director of Programme Management. Their consultants are extremely good at finding the ‘right type’ of candidates that fit from a technical viewpoint, but also represent a strong cultural and organisational fit.” — Director of IS, Home Group

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“The Nigel Wright consultant who led the Head of Programme Management search was great at keeping me informed of their activities in the market, and how the process was progressing – sharing good news as well as bad. They identified some good candidates, and following the interview stage, we were delighted to appoint someone to the role.” — Internal Recruiter, Newcastle Building Society

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“It’s been great working with Nigel Wright on a substantial resourcing plan that saw us fill several senior HR, IT, and marketing roles. The team took the time to understand what we were looking for and how to articulate the opportunities to prospective candidates. I was always kept updated, and had a diverse range of talent to choose from.” — Director of People & Change, Northern Powergrid

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“North Yorkshire Police has used Nigel Wright to help us recruit various senior positions, including a Finance Director and Head of Programme Management. The service we received across all campaigns was consistently of a high standard. The consultant leading each project engaged with key stakeholders and delivered a strong shortlist of candidates.” — Talent Advisor, North Yorkshire Police

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“We engaged Nigel Wright to help us fill permanent and interim positions within IT and finance includinga Finance Manager and Interim Head of Programme Management. The consultants I personally worked with were brilliant – responsive, reliable, reactive and resourceful. They will definitely be the first people I contact when I next need recruitment assistance.” — TA Partner, Railpen

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“I’ve worked with Nigel Wright Group on several senior appointments at IHC and enjoyed a lot of success. The consultants have taken the time to understand our business and its needs, as well as get to know the people in our organisation. This means they know the required personalities we want here, as well as all the operational and strategic requirements of the roles.” — HR Manager, Royal IHC

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Searching for a programme director recruitment agency?

If you require the services of a specialist programme director recruitment agency, please contact our marketing team via the details below and we will respond on the same working day.

Newcastle Headquarters

Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 0770


Address: Lloyds Court, 78 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6AF, United Kingdom

Leeds Office

Telephone: +44 (0)113 524 1111


Address: 6 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP, United Kingdom

Manchester Office

Telephone: +44 (0)161 552 5027


Address: The Lincoln, Lincoln Square, Brazennose Street, Manchester, M2 5AD

Teesside Office

Telephone: +44 (0)1740 276 015


Address: Wynyard Park House, Wynyard Avenue, Billingham, TS22 5TB, United Kingdom

London Office

Telephone: +44 (0)204 551 9582


Address: 9 Appold Street, London, EC2A 2AP, United Kingdom

Careers at Nigel Wright Group

We’re an ambitious and growing values-driven business that is constantly on the lookout for potential new recruitment consultants to join our teams across the UK. We’re keen to meet people with prior recruitment experience, as well as those seeking opportunities in the fast-paced recruitment industry having previously worked in one of our core disciplines and/or industry sectors.

We offer an attractive benefits package including a competitive base salary and commission structure. Additionally, we provide a four-week paid sabbatical for every five years of service, as well as hybrid working options and home working arrangements. To explore the latest job opportunities at Nigel Wright, please visit our careers page. Enhance your job search by submitting your CV to us.