Project Manager

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £50,296 Per annum
25 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Change Portfolio Office

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,739 to £50,296 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (12 months)
Closing Date:  Monday 07 February 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1674822JT

This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of Southampton as we streamline our legal services provision. The University’s legal services department offer a wide range of legal advice and support to the University’s Vice Chancellor’s Office, Professional Services, Schools, Faculties, Departments, and subsidiary companies.

About the Role 

The Change Portfolio Office has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and dynamic Project Manager to work closely with the Director of Legal Services to deliver projects that will streamline the delivery of legal services to the University.

You will define and deliver a range of specific change initiatives to move the Legal Services team forward in the journey to a more efficient and effective service offering, in line with the objectives of the University strategy. 

 What you’ll do

  • Be able to understand and express the needs of legal colleagues and the functions that Legal Services provide. 
  • Actively contribute to improved ways of working, setting out new processes and identifying opportunities for continued improvement in the delivery and use of our legal service. 
  • Build, manage and motivate project teams in a matrix management environment. 

 What you’ll bring 

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to plan and manage your own workload. 
  • Exposure to legal or governance operations is highly desirable. 
  • A PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent agile or traditional project management qualification. 

You will be a proactive problem solver who can manage multiple priorities to ensure that work is delivered on time to a high standard. You will be an engaged team member, but also able to work independently.

 You will have a skill level (including experience and other qualifications) equivalent to achievement of a professional qualification or postgraduate degree. You will be professional, clear thinking and act as a role model within the Change Portfolio Office. 

 If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Tony Whitmore, Director of Change Portfolio Office (interim) at 

About the University 

The University of Southampton is a research-driven institution, home to some of the world’s leading minds, expanding our knowledge and passing it on to future generations. We aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.   

 The University Change Portfolio Office is responsible for supporting the delivery of the University’s strategy through our portfolio of Strategic Major Projects and Programmes. We would love you to help us achieve the remarkable and build an inclusive world. 

 The University of Southampton promotes a healthy work life balance with a generous holiday allowance (30+ days), defined benefit pension, flexible working, generous parental leave and childcare provision. For more information on our benefits, please visit our human resources pages.

 You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Samantha Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1674822JT on all correspondence.

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