Project Manager

Southampton, United Kingdom
£42,155 to £53,353 Per Annum
09 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Change Portfolio Office

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £42,155 to £53,353 Per Annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 08 March 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2172623JT

A founding member of the Russell Group, the University of Southampton is among the top 80 global universities and in the UK’s top 15. Our academics and global student community are helping to change the world for the better.

Our new University Strategy sets out a clear vision – that we inspire excellence to achieve the remarkable and build an inclusive world. Our Change Portfolio Office (CPO) is a friendly and busy team, responsible for the management and delivery of strategic change across the University.   

At this exciting time when we are investing in our strategic portfolio, we are seeking an experienced and dynamic Project Manager to join the CPO and help deliver the University's new and ambitious strategy.

You will work in partnership with the University’s Executive leaders, project sponsors and Head of the CPO to lead the planning and delivery of specified projects, using the University’s best practice project framework to ensure success. This will include establishing project governance, providing regular status reports for stakeholders and ensuring appropriate risk and issue management processes are embedded. 

About you: 

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

You’ll have a skill level (including experience and other qualifications) equivalent to achievement of a professional qualification or postgraduate degree. A PRINCE2 or APMQ Practitioner, MSP or equivalent traditional project management qualification is required. 

You’ll be professional, clear thinking and act as a role model within the Change Portfolio Office.   

If you’d like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Laura Howells, Head of Change Portfolio Office 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. 

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

 Application Procedure 

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 Anjali Mavi (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 2172623JT on all correspondence.

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