Senior IT Project Leader (Cyber Security)

Swansea University - Information, Services and Systems

Fixed term to 31/07/2019– SD01193

Main Purpose of the Post
The Senior IT Project Leader may manage multiple concurrent projects and will be responsible for gathering requirements, project planning, monitoring, management and delivery as well as more general tasks including the reporting of outcomes and findings to stakeholders, general project administration and communication.

The role requires strong project management, change management, communication skills and the ability to work with and influence stakeholders of all levels across the university. Business analysis skills will also be required, with a background in IT and experience of dealing with technical teams in the delivery of information systems.

The Senior IT Project Leader will be expected to work with the project manager and deliver these projects within the agreed budget whilst achieving the objectives and deliverables of each project. The Senior IT Project Leader will be responsible for writing project documentation and reporting to the project manager and if required to internal and external project sponsors and funders, and will be expected to report to project monitoring meetings.

The Senior IT Project Leader will be responsible for the co-ordination and completion of their projects and to this end will perform a variety of tasks, sometimes within tight deadlines. The role requires the ability to adapt to changing demands and conditions.

This post will take the lead in managing and delivering key information security projects that will establish a culture of information safety across the University working closely with colleagues as part of an embryonic and rapidly evolving IT security team. This challenging role will be responsible for delivering key strategic information security objectives across a large, diverse, organisation and will include aspects of people, technology and processes. You will require broad technical knowledge across all aspects of IT, strong communication skills, detailed knowledge of information security and experience of managing large projects in complex environments. Experience of working within IT Service Management frameworks, formal IT Security frameworks such as Cyber Essentials and/or ISO 27001 and a strong background in risk management are essential.

The Senior IT Project Leader will report to the Project Manager and relevant Project Steering groups. They will be expected to monitor work and resources, organise tasks and report progress to senior managers and stakeholders. They will also aim to improve project administration.

Closing date: 11pm on 25th September 2017

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