PMO Co-ordinator

University of Southampton - Programme Management

iSolutions are seeking a motivated and proactive Co-ordinator to support and enhance its Project, Programme and Portfolio Management Office (PMO), to ensure the PMO delivers high quality, effective projects to help achieve the University’s vision. We need to enhance our processes, management information and organisational maturity to build and deliver an increasingly successful PMO function.

iSolutions delivers a full range of IT services to all staff and students and the PMO Co-ordinator will join our PMO teams of Project Managers, Business Analysts, Test Analysts and IT Trainers, on a permanent basis. We run a wide range of projects and programmes to improve current services and introduce new services that deliver to a diverse community of 20,000+ students and over 5,500 University staff.

You will already have experience in the co-ordination of medium-sized technology-focussed teams, ideally in a projects environment. You will be familiar with information systems like MS SharePoint and ServiceNow.

You will be highly professional, able to work with senior staff against deadlines. You will demonstrate excellent direct and indirect communication skills appropriate for a wide cross-section of stakeholders.

You will have a skill level (including experience and other qualifications) equivalent to an undergraduate degree. PRINCE2 Foundation or equivalent is also required. You will be clear-thinking under pressure and have a thorough, diligent approach to work.

Desirable experience: Management of Portfolios, P3O, MSP, Agile, ITIL, knowledge of HE organisations and IT systems.

About the University of Southampton:

We are committed to our strategic principles of: collegiality, quality, sustainability and global reputation; which our new leadership team is using to implement meaningful change. 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.

Work-life balance is important to us and this is reflected in our generous maternity policy and childcare facilities; employees are also able to participate in the Childcare Voucher Scheme. Our staff may wish to have working patterns that fit in with their caring responsibilities so we invite requests to undertake this role on a part-time or a flexible working basis. We also welcome applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability, or illness.

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 web site, https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/display.aspx?id=1091&pid=0

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Suzanne Stone (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 914817JF on all correspondence.

Further details:

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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