Emerald Publishing • Remote, UK

Director of Change and Delivery

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  circa £80,000

Remote-first – with office for co-working

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

The Director of Change and Delivery plays a critical role in driving organisational transformation and ensuring successful project delivery. Reporting directly to the Chief Transformation Officer, this position collaborates closely with the Director of Architecture and the Director of IT Operations in supporting delivery of Emerald’s vision and goals.

The successful candidate will lead change initiatives, prioritise effectively, and foster a culture of continuous improvement. They will manage a team of project management, business analysis and delivery professionals.

Location: We perform at our best when we feel trusted and are able to choose an approach to working that suits us best, which is why we are a remote-first company. However, we also believe in face to face collaboration, and our UK colleagues meet once a month for team time and quarterly for company get togethers in our Leeds office, so we ask that you be within a commutable distance that you are comfortable with in order to attend the office on those occasions.

Day to day we’ll trust you to:   

  • Change Leadership: Drive and lead change initiatives across the organisation. Foster a culture of adaptability and proactivity with the implementation of appropriate project and change management strategies.
  • Effective Prioritisation: Collaborate with senior leadership to align priorities and support the prioritisation of projects and initiatives based on strategic goals and business impact.
  • Programme Management: Oversee large-scale programmes from initiation to completion and ensure successful delivery within scope, budget, and timeline.
  • Project Management Standards: Establish and maintain project management best practices, monitoring project performance and addressing any deviations.
  • Stakeholder Management: Engage with stakeholders at all levels to ensure alignment and buy-in. Communicate project status, risks, and benefits effectively.
  • Team Leadership and Coaching: Lead and inspire project teams, providing guidance, mentorship, and professional development.

You’ll need to have:   

  • A strong understanding of project and change management principles and a drive for continuous development
  • Proven experience managing large-scale programmes and projects
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Data-driven, pro-active communicator
  • Collaborative and inclusive approach

What’s in it for you?

At Emerald, we value our people. Becoming a part of our team means you’ll join a trusting and flexible environment and we've been flexified so you can trust that we're a truly flexible workplace. All we ask is that you attend the office once a month to come together with work colleagues. You'll also have numerous opportunities to progress your career, as well as access to professional development and the opportunity to learn new skills.

You’ll receive a wide range of benefits, such as 38 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays, remote flexible working, a discretionary performance bonus, 6% pension contribution and various benefits aimed at supporting your wellbeing and work-life balance such as a working from home allowance. You can check out a full list of our benefits here.

Roles are advertised at a benchmarked market median rate. Offers will be made within a range of the median, depending on skills and experience.

Please note - Applicants must be authorized to work in the UK without restrictions or sponsorship. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Emerald Group is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our applicants. If you would like to request any accommodations/adjustments from application through to interview stages, please complete the relevant section within the application or contact us at peopleteam@emerald.com and let us know.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 16 weeks full pay, 16 weeks half pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full pay
Adoption leave – 16 weeks full pay, 16 weeks half pay
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – In-country
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from home allowance
Pregnancy loss leave
Carer’s leave
Tax-free childcare
Compassionate leave
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
On-site gym
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Annual bonus
Volunteer days – 2 paid days per year
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Summer Fridays - Friday afternoons off during the summer period
2 annual volunteering days
Emerald Extras - discounts /cashback schemes
Moments that Matter days
Regional variances apply to our regional offices

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Emerald Publishing provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Emerald Publishing is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Emerald Publishing

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

UK, China, USA, Dubai, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, Malaysia

Hiring Countries




South Africa

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Media & Agencies

Media & Agencies

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023
2nd – Media

2nd – Media

Industry awards 2022

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