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Governance and Planning Senior Analyst in Peterborough

Job description

Over 175 years ago, our founder Thomas Cook began this company with a vision to ‘broaden the mind of others and break down the partition walls of prejudice.'

Once describing himself as ‘the willing and devoted servant of the travelling public,’ Thomas Cook was a true pioneer of the travel industry, opening up a world of new destinations and new travel experiences to everyone. By obtaining the best services and prices for his customers, he laid the foundations of the company that still bears his name today.

Thomas Cook is now one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, supported by around 22,000 colleagues and operating from 15 countries.

Our vision today remains true to Thomas Cook’s ambitions - to be the world’s most loved holiday company.

Governance and Planning Senior Analyst - Peterborough

The Governance and Planning team – consisting of four major practices – is instrumental to driving Group IT’s strategic direction and to provide transparency into the IT project landscape, roadmap, budgets, resources and delivery process.

We are currently looking for an experienced Governance and Planning Senior Analyst who will support the Practice Leads within the G&P practices on a group level but also have their own accountabilities. The role will be responsible for overseeing , reviewing and consolidating the weekly reporting produced by the Project Managers and mentoring junior analysts.

Key accountabilities:

  • Lead change projects within G&P to improve processes, systems or interfaces
  • Governance and assurance of data quality, integrity and consistency across IT portfolio programs and projects
  • Monitor programs and projects data and address variances to plan (e.g. against schedule or budget)
  • Responsibility for reporting (ad hoc and regular, KPI tracking), maintaining the reporting framework and calendar as well as data analytics/MI within the Group PMO IT Portfolio.
  • Definition and maintenance of IT portfolio specific processes, frameworks, templates and tools.
  • Participate/lead change projects to improve processes, systems or interfaces within the IT Change Portfolio (e.g. support PPM tool pilot)
  • Support the management of the PM Community
  • Support and improve the project governance process
  • Support and improve project  methodology & standards definition process

Skills, know-how and experience:

  • Experience in a similar role on a Blue-chip organisation
  • Demonstrable strong experience in data management and data reporting
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication and coordination skills
  • Experience in working under challenging circumstances
  • Strong MS Office Skills


  • Practical experience of structured project management systems such as Prince 2
  • Touristic or Airline industry Know How
  • Risk Management and Quality Assurance experience


Life at Thomas Cook is fast-paced and full of opportunities. We’re a leading international travel company that believes in empowering our people, so when you join us, you’ll be given the chance to create, learn and innovate. You’ll also be given the support and training you need to develop your career in the direction you choose.

As you might expect, our holiday benefits are something special. We’ll give you an allowance towards your holiday every year, depending on how long you’ve been with us.  There are also special last minute employee deals, which give you the opportunity to pick up a holiday at an outstanding price. Working for Thomas Cook, you can travel the world for less.

We also offer a flexible benefits package that gives you a range of options to ensure your benefits match your lifestyle.

Extra information

Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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