Department: IT Services
Salary: £55,840 - £62,415 (Grade 7)
Location: All three sites
Date posted: 06-Dec-2019
Closing date: 19-Dec-2019
About Queen Mary
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Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
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We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.
About the Role
As part of the IT Projects & Change Team, the Project Manager will take primary responsibility for the overall management of designated programmes / project(s) and work packages within the ITS Project Governance framework, and will be the main point of contact for project delivery.
IT Project Managers will have ownership of the strategic relationship with staff of all levels including most senior stakeholders, customers and suppliers to ensure requirements are fully captured from inception and managed through to delivery and into production; dealing with all technical, resourcing (staffing and financial) and programme management activities. They will take responsibility for the overall delivery of change to leverage technologies and to develop the IT Enabling Plans to enable Queen Mary 2030 strategy.
Projects delivery methods include both waterfall and agile methodology, therefore, the knowledge and experience of them are paramount to this role. It is expected that the IT Project Manager will work on a number of large-scale, university-wide complex projects at the same time.
Ideally Agile/Prince2/MPS qualified, coupled with demonstrable depth and breadth recent experience in change delivery, shaping and executing large scale digital transformations.
The successful candidate will have significant experience in delivery of complex change projects in the large-scale organization. A solid knowledge and experience in Change Delivery, Relationship Management and Communication, Risk Management and Service Transition. Substantial experience in and a proven track record of Business Change, Strategy development and Business Continuity will be key, along with effective communication skills including influencing, diplomacy and persuasion. You will be flexible, pro-active and resilient and enjoy variety in your work.
You will be operating at all levels of seniority and will be savvy in building trusted and impactful relationships with senior stakeholders, preferably within a complex and diverse organisations.
Experience of working within Higher Education or Further Education sector environment is not essential, but you will be able to demonstrate a good awareness of the digital technologies in IT and HE today and in the future. We are also looking for a candidate who really identifies with the importance of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as a driver of improved organisational performance.
About the IT Services Department
The IT Services function sits within the Professional Services Department and is part of the professional services group that enable and facilitate the success of our students and academics. Along with other professional service areas the IT Services seeks to deliver value for money through technology, efficiency, economy, effectiveness and equity.
We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ annual leave, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus
The role is full time and permanent. The post holder will be required to carry out duties at all University sites, 5 days a week.
Starting salary will be Grade 7, in the range of £55,840 - £ 62,415 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Agnieszka Jankowska, Interim Assistant Director of Projects and Change, email@example.com
To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.
The closing date for applications is Thursday, 19th December 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortlythereafter.
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