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Resource and Release Manager

Customer Experience

Location:  1 Guildhall Square
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553 - per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (for 12 months)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 21 October 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1295920JF

This is an exceptional time to be joining the University of Southampton and its IT Portfolio & Governance team within the University’s IT department, iSolutions. The portfolio team support management and delivery of strategic and life-cycle projects and programmes, innovating and improving our IT services.

About the Role

This is a key role in support of our projects and programmes, focusing on the planning and management of resources allocated to change initiatives, as well as the release of services into the production environment. Following a recent restructure, you will be joining a re-shaped portfolio team, which includes business and systems analysts alongside project, programme and portfolio managers. This role is being offered on a full time, fixed term basis for 12 months. This is a great opportunity to introduce a new resource management approach to the department, and we hope to grow the resource and release management role in future.

What you’ll do 

  • Take the lead on capacity planning and resource management for the IT portfolio
  • Proactively work with colleagues across the department to plan for effort and skill availability for projects and programmes
  • Align staff against organisational strategies and priorities, and manage any conflicts
  • Manage the forward calendar of change, and improve the release management process

What you’ll bring 

  • Experience of resource management in a PPM environment and release management in an IT environment
  • Proven people management skills and the integrity to work with both commercial and personal information
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to co-ordinate release of services across multiple workstreams

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. iSolutions is the University’s IT support service whose 230+ staff support the delivery of the University’s research and education activities as well as the usual business operations. We would love you to join us and help change the world for the better. 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 Dan Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749 or email  Please quote reference 1295920JF on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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