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Project Manager

Change Portfolio Office

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £45,361 - per annum
Full Time, Fixed Term - until 31/12/2023
Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 August 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1436021JT

The University of Southampton has an ambitious portfolio of change, designed to help deliver the goals and objectives outlined in our University Strategy.  

To support this important work, the Change Portfolio Office has an exciting opportunity for a full-time experienced and dynamic Project Manager to help deliver this change.  

The University Change Portfolio Office reports into the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for supporting the delivery of the University’s strategy, through the management of the Strategic Major Projects portfolio and its constituent programmes and projects. 

You will be responsible for the definition, coordination, control, execution, and completion of specific change initiatives ensuring consistency with the objectives of the University strategy.  

You will manage the development, planning and implementation of change initiatives which are components of the University’s Strategic Major Projects portfolio and will be involved in the delivery of projects and programmes at any stage in the lifecycle from initiation through to benefits realisation.  

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to plan and manage your own workload. You will be a positive and proactive problem solver and have the ability to manage often conflicting priorities at the same time to ensure that work is delivered on time and to a high standard. You will be a strong team player, but also be self-sufficient and 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. A PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent agile or traditional project management qualification is also required. You will be able to build, manage and motivate project teams in a matrix management environment. You will be professional, clear thinking under pressure and act as a role model within the Change Portfolio Office.  Experience of organisational design would be advantageous.  

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Philip Bailey, Student Experience Programme Manager via email P.J.Bailey@soton.ac.uk 

About the University of Southampton  

We are committed to our strategic principles of collegiality, quality, sustainability and global reputation. We value equality and diversity and we are a founding signatory of the Athena SWAN Charter.  We have held an Athena SWAN Bronze Award since 2006, demonstrating that we are committed to addressing equality issues in order to maximise the potential of all our people.  

As part of our commitment to your well-being we offer an occupational pension scheme and generous holidays.  Staff also have access to our state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts, and culture facilities, a full programme of events, and access to a number of University employee-discount schemes.  

Further information about working at University can be found on our website. 

Application Procedure  

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Please quote reference 1436021JT 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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