Job title: RITTech Product manager
Salary: £30,000 - £32,500 p.a.
Location: Field-based
Contract Type:  12 month fixed-term


We are recruiting for a Product Manager on a 12month fixed-term contract, working fulltime.

About the role

Under the management of the Director of Membership & Registrations, and with guidance from the relevant Product Heads, the RITTech Product Manager is responsible for the creative and collaborative process of building and developing a compelling value proposition which achieves growth in uptake and retention of the RITTech registration, in line with the Gatsby Foundation agreed deliverables.

Working in a dynamic, customer centric environment, the RITTech Product Manager is expected to take ownership and responsibility for achieving growth and targets associated to the registration. Along with other product managers, the role calls for a ‘can do’ attitude whilst always thinking ‘how could this be better?’ Excellent communication skills are a must, along with an understanding of the product lifecycle to drive continuous improvement.

Key responsibilities:

  • With input of relevant stakeholders, create and own the 3-year plan for the RITTech Standard and Professional Registration portfolio, to ensure agreed growth, reach, revenue and targets are met. Ensure the product plan covers the existing and new routes to market;
  • Continually review the viability of the registration to ensure it maximises growth opportunities in the marketplace. Monitor and report monthly (for BCS and the Gatsby Foundation) on the registration’s performance, managing reporting and analyses of income and expenditure for your area, and identifying risks and mitigation strategies as necessary;
  • Research and understand customer needs to develop new aspects to the registration that will enable growth and retention;
  • Manage all costs associated with the registration and set relevant prices to ensure desired income and margin objectives are met;
  • Create business cases for development of new registration activity. Assess them for commercial viability and decide which developments to recommend for forward action and any further investments and funding required. Progress into project planning, working collaboratively with cross BCS departments to ensure successful product development and launch to market;
  • Manage suppliers and contracts, negotiating and maintaining contracts to achieve suitable margins and profitability, liaising with your manager and the Legal Services department as appropriate;
  • Design and develop product that is relevant to our customers the learner and stakeholders whilst complying with governments, regulators, clients and the BCS quality policies and procedures;
  • Support, coach, mentor and manage the Junior Product Manager RITTech;
  • Be the point of knowledge for the market, competitor & customer base in your product area. Own action plans to drive the growth of existing products, respond to competitor activity and develop new business proposals, working with your manager to amend product strategy as necessary. Personally represent BCS in the external marketplace on a regular basis;
  • Manage the product marketing elements of customer focus, pricing, packaging, prioritisation and sales enablement (promotion, tools, etc.) working in conjunction with other relevant departments. Product marketing briefs and product content for marketing. Be responsible for assisting marketing in maintaining the product area on the website;
  • Collaborate on whether or not BCS should progress with product bids and tenders based on consultation with other departments and your manager as required;
  • Flexibility is required of all job holders to adjust responsibilities as required from time to time by their Line Manager/Divisional Director;
  • The content and reporting lines detailed in this job description may be reviewed and changed from time to time to reflect organisational requirements;
  • All employees will live BCS’ values and support our purpose;
  • Continually looking at ways to make improvements to systems, processes and procedures.

Who are we looking for?

Education and qualifications
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent is desirable
    • Computer Science
    • Business
  • Significant experience and a track record of success in Product Management, Marketing or Sales & Services;
  • Proven experience negotiating commercial and contractual terms successfully;
  • Proven experience of developing and assessing the viability of business cases, budgets and plans;
  • Project management experience as a product owner (Agile or Prince2 environments);
  • Proven experience of managing and coaching small teams.
Competencies and skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capable of building relationships to gain buy in and achieve results;
  • Able to assess the viability of a group of products and implement change to ensure it maximises growth opportunities in the marketplace;
  • Well organised and results oriented. Follows through appropriately;
  • Confident presenter and communicator;
  • Ability to identify areas for improvement within your portfolio;
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to set and manage priorities in order to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work within defined timescales and keep calm under pressure;
  • Ability to track and monitor performance against budget;
  • Demonstrable understanding of design, development and operational concepts and principles;
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and changing priorities;
  • Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialised information;
  • Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others;
  • Ability to look beyond the standard solution;
  • Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem;
  • Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas;
  • Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result;
  • Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea;
  • Ability to make a critical decision while following company procedure;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • General knowledge across a broad range of IT related areas;
  • Knowledge of learning and development or the building of career pathways;
  • UK Qualification regulatory requirements;
  • Application of learning principles;
  • Development of workflows and procedures;
  • Awarding Body landscape;
  • Up to date computer knowledge and digital skills;
  • Understanding of technical language.
Special conditions
  • Offsite visits to clients, partners and suppliers may be required;
  • Worldwide travel may be required;
  • Some out-of-hours working including weekends will be required.

BCS is dedicated to providing training and development to help all staff realise their potential, and also offer a generous benefit package.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT are committed to promoting equality at every opportunity as an employer. This statement and our policies are designed to ensure our recruitment and employment practices and procedures actively promote equality of opportunity and value diversity.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK upon application.

PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy may be removed before any listed closing date once a sufficient amount of applications have been received.

In the event that we receive a high number of applications for this vacancy, we may be unable to provide an individual response to every candidate, therefore if you haven’t heard back from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

What BCS offers in return


£30,000 - £32,500 per annum

Benefits and perks

From Day One (pre-probation)

  • 23 days holiday per year increasing to a maximum of 27 days with length of service.
  • A day off on or during the month of your birthday.
  • Up to 3 extra paid days off during shutdown between Christmas and New Year.
  • Free BCS membership giving you invaluable membership resources.
  • The Social Club – events and subsidised trips open to all employees.
  • Refer a Friend – If you ‘refer a friend’ for a role at BCS and they are successful, you would receive £750 after 6 months and further £750 after 12 months (conditions apply)
  • Life Insurance paid at four times base salary from day one.
  • Group Income Protection Insurance – an insurance which will pay a percentage of your salary for up to 3 years in the event of a long-term illness preventing you from working. This benefit is subject to a claim assessment and only payable if certain conditions are met.
  • BCS Stars – the internal recognition scheme based on the company values. Employees can be nominated across the business to earn points to spend on an online shopping platform.
  • EAP – Employee Assistance Programme (Counselling, financial and legal advice).

Post probation

  • Holiday buying scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Health cash plan
How to apply

Please send your CV with a covering letter to