Programme Manager / Senior Project Manager

University of Leeds - Corporate Services - Strategy & Planning Office

Do you thrive on working in a complex environment, using your ability to navigate political and organisational issues, as well as your skills in project and programme delivery? Can you provide specialist change, leadership, programme and project management skills to facilitate and lead transformational change in areas that are new to this discipline and the benefit it brings?

Working on a key multi-million pound strategic initiative with the Executive Sponsor and with stakeholders across all 8 of the University’s faculties, you will apply leadership, programme, project and change management skills to deliver ‘KRISTAL Phase 2’, an initiative which will enhance the end to end research grant application and management system (KRISTAL) to enable new ways of managing research.  
The initiative aims to deliver against the following objectives:

  • To increase academic engagement with KRISTAL;
  • To enable efficiencies in the process of pre and post award grants management & reporting to underpin the management of an increasing volume of grants;
  • To Improve risk management and compliance;
  • To improve financial recovery rates on research projects. 

You will have the ability to balance priorities, deal with complex academic and financial information and succeed through cooperation and collaboration with others. You will be happy to articulate and embed the benefits of change management methodologies; collaborate with other change specialists across the University to help shape further the University’s ‘Guide to Delivering Results’, as well as being comfortable working with limited supervision.  

As a Programme Manager / Senior Project Manager, you must be able to demonstrate significant experience in working at a senior level in delivering both projects and programmes of work.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Elizabeth Dodd, Head of Business Change

Tel: +44 (0) 7753 430 817, email: 

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Grade: Grade 8
Salary: £39,992 to £47,722 p.a. with flexibility to appoint up to £52,132
Contract Type: Fixed Term (2 years - particular task / project for a limited period)
Interview Date: Friday 02 February 2018

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