Release Manager, Student Lifecycle Project

Manchester, United Kingdom
£51,630 - £61,618 per annum according to experience
05 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 18/12/2018
Salary : £51,630 - £61,618 per annum according to experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Professional Support Services
Division : Directorate Office
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Fixed term starting as soon as possible for 2 years

The SLP (Student Lifecycle Project) is one of the biggest change projects our University has undertaken. It will make things better for students and simpler for staff by introducing improved processes and procedures, supported by the new My Manchester and upgraded IT systems, including Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Campus Solutions 9.2. The SLP, together with the new My Manchester and the University’s other transformational change projects, is creating a foundation that will help us to address many of the significant challenges facing both our University and the higher education sector as a whole. You can read more on our website:

The SLP will (subject to final approval) be released in phases, aligning with the academic year and reducing risk when compared to a single release. As such, we are looking to appoint a Release Manager, who will be the institutional lead taking responsibility for managing the incremental release of the SLP. The focus of this role will be to work across business and IT to ensure a robust Release Plan is created and managed. You will carry out detailed analysis of each release of the SLP, ensuring everything is in place to support a successful delivery. You will work closely with the Head of Business Delivery to align plans and activity with Business Readiness.

We are seeking a motivated and determined individual with demonstrable experience of leading large and complex incremental IT implementation into an existing business. The successful candidate will have excellent inter-personal skills; will excel at finding successful solutions when faced with a range of complex information and; and will be equipped to support colleagues across the Business and IT in order to achieve successful results.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the black and minority ethnic (BME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Catherine Schofield


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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