Programme Manager

University of Oxford - Saïd Business School

Park End Street

Owing to the growth in our Executive Degree programmes Oxford Saïd Business School is recruiting for an Executive Degrees Programme Manager.

The Executive Degrees Programme Manager is a highly responsible role within the Student and Programme Services (SPS) unit of 100+ professional staff. The SPS unit was established in April 2015 to provide seamless quality in the delivery of the student experience and incorporates Admissions, Full-time and Executive Degrees, Executive Education, Student Welfare and Career Development.

The Executive Degrees team manage the School’s world-class flagship Executive MBA (EMBA - FT Ranking 2016 - 1st in UK and 4th in World for a single school) and Masters in Major Programme Management (MMPM) and Postgraduate Diplomas in Strategy and Innovation; Organisational Leadership; Financial Strategy and Global Business.

The key areas of responsibility of this role are to provide comprehensive project management to meet operational quality assurance standards. Programme Managers are responsible for timetabling, the launch of new programmes and the set-up of each module from induction through programme delivery of 17 modules over 21 months to programme completion. Considerable Event Management is required, as each cohort has a Welcome and End of Course Ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre; every Module has a gala College dinner and there are four modules that are held overseas in China, India, USA and South Africa. So, flexible working to provide programme support at evenings, weekends and overseas will be required from time to time.

The Programme Manager plays a crucial role in the success of each programme as their performance in this role impacts the overall experience of the students. One of the key requirements for this post is the ability to resolve issues in a timely way which is sensitive both to student needs and University requirements. Possessing the ability to stay calm under pressure, you will demonstrate initiative and possess excellent organisational skills.

You will need to be confident collaborating with colleagues at all levels and external stakeholders. This includes maintaining positive relationships with multinational and highly articulate students. Therefore, it is essential that you are able to communicate to a high, professional standard, both in a written and oral capacity. You will need to be flexible in adapting to the particular requirements of the programme and its Programme Director. 

To be considered for shortlisting, please demonstrate in your application how you meet the selection criteria listed in the attached Job Description.

All applications are to be made online. 

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 29 January 2018. Interviews will be held on 5 February 2018.

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