Project Managers 2 Posts - AD2135SB

University of St Andrews - Business Transformation Portfolio Office

Start: As soon as possible, one post is standard and one a 2 year fixed term post.

The Business Transformation Portfolio Office (BTPO) at the University of St Andrews provides expertise in project management, business analysis, change management and continuous improvement.

BTPO is seeking to appoint two Project Managers to support the delivery of change initiatives across the University and to assist in the continuous improvement of change-related processes, leading to improved customer service and business efficiency. 

Candidates should be educated to degree level or equivalent and have significant project management experience using recognised methods, preferably for both traditional and agile methodologies. Experience of undertaking business analysis, change management or continuous improvement roles, along with any supporting qualifications, is highly desirable. A good understanding of Higher Education processes would be an advantage.

Candidates are expected to be resourced immediately on to projects, with minimal training required.

Additionally candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • Detailed knowledge of the principles and practice of project management.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively as a project team leader, as part of a team, and collaboratively with staff at all levels.
  • Good facilitation skills.
  • Good relationship management skills.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and influence staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external to the University.
  • Ability to assess and organise resources and plan and progress project activities to achieve results and deal successfully with a range of issues.
  • Customer focused approach with the ability to understand University and customer goals/priorities.
  • Ability to show initiative and develop creative approaches to problem solving and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Good written, numeric and analytical skills. Confident with reporting and spreadsheets.

One post is standard and one a 2 year fixed term post.

Appointment at Grade 6 (Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum) will be considered for candidates with less experience/knowledge with the job description to be adjusted accordingly.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at

In 2019 the University will establish purpose built office accommodation at Eden Campus, Guardbridge by St Andrews, to provide a state of the art working environment for a number of our Professional Services Units. It is anticipated that up to 350 Professional Services staff from a range of Units will be based in the new development at Guardbridge.

This post may be primarily based at the Eden Campus at Guardbridge.

Please quote ref: AD2135SB

Closing Date: 4 May 2018

Further Particulars: AD2135SB FPs.doc

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