Project Manager - PPMO

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,309 to £37,127 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £46,409 per annum
Nov 08, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 09, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department Information Services
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Permanent
Salary £33,309 to £37,127 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £46,409 per annum
Apply by 09/12/2019

Role Description

We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual with a creative mindset and passion for emerging technologies and the digital environment. Leaders, in their own right, who can collaborate effectively to deliver high quality products and communicate ideas and concepts effectively to internal and external stakeholders.

You will be working for a post graduate university who are seeking a Project Manager to join their Portfolio and Projects Management Office team. If you can demonstrate a solid background working on Business projects that are enabled by IT along with effective stakeholder management skills, then you could be the Project Manager that we're looking for.

The areas currently underway / being explored include (i) digital solutions; (ii) Call Management (iii) exploiting cloud usage (iv) capabilities to provide a great student experience including learning technologies (iv) back office solutions

You will be a personable Project Manager who has gained experience working on a variety of projects in a complex environment and / or the higher education sector. You will be keen to make an immediate impact and you will enjoy working in a collaborative and varied environment.

As a Project Manager, you'll be responsible for,

  • The effective planning / resourcing of the project
  • Leading the project team and other stakeholders through the change process
  • Controlling the project including agreeing baselines, measuring performance against the baselines, providing a status report and recommending corrective actions

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following essential skills;

  • demonstrable project management experience alongside a Prince2, Agile or similar qualification
  • solid experience of delivering business system projects such as CRM or ERP
  • effective and engaging application of good governance processes
  • evidence of successful delivery in a complex environment and / or the higher education sector
  • a track record of successfully delivering complex solutions alongside the ability to organise delivery schedules and develop realistic deadlines.

For an informal discussion, please contact Gregor Waddell, Head of PMO, on +44 (0)1234 75 4208 or (E);

In the role you will receive a number of additional benefits including flexible working, upto 25 days of annual leave with a further 6 days determined by the University, on site carparking an attractive pension scheme and access to a range of onsite facilities including gym , healthcare, social club and shops.

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.

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