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Project Manager

Change Portfolio Office

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £40,931 to £51,805 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (31/07/2024)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 17 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1926822JT

This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of Southampton as we invest further in health and wellbeing services, recognising that our people are the core of our organisation. The University’s Health, Safety and Risk directorate offers a wide range of advice and support for people working and studying with us, and this is an opportunity to manage change projects related to those services. 

About the Role 

The Change Portfolio Office has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and dynamic Project Manager to work closely with the Directorate of Health, Safety and Risk to define and deliver projects that will improve the provision of health and wellbeing services to the University and address opportunities identified in our strategic plans.  

What you’ll do

  • Be able to understand and express the needs of Health, Safety and Risk colleagues and the functions that the department provides.
  • Deliver projects through engagement with senior stakeholders and using the University’s project delivery approach. 
  • 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. 
  • Experience working with occupational health services 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 diverse 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.

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 Sian Gale (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1926822JT 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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