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IT Project Manager (2 year Fixed Term Contract)

City, University of London - Information Services

Location: London
Salary: £43,685 to £52,132 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th August 2018
Closes: 30th August 2018
Job Ref: 60026430

Background

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

City’s IT department are looking to recruit a Project Manager on a 2 year fixed term basis. The successful applicant will be part of a small, close-knit team of IT project managers supporting a portfolio of projects of strategic importance to City. Most projects are business-sponsored and include, for example: major website developments, upgrading lecture room technologies, introducing major new systems, or system development and integration.

Responsibilities

Although an appreciation of information and technology concepts is important, this is not a deeply technical role. An understanding of how technology supports Higher Education would be helpful but is not essential. The role typically covers the project lifecycle from business case through to project closure, working with a range of stakeholders both within IT and from other schools and departments across City.

Core responsibilities will include the planning, control and good governance of projects in order to deliver within agreed parameters of cost, timeline and quality. This includes responsibility for defining and controlling plans and budgets, managing risks, building and maintaining stakeholder relationships, and ensuring solutions adhere to IT strategy and principles of good project governance.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a solid understanding, and demonstrable experience, of managing projects throughout the project lifecycle. They will think strategically as well as maintain a good grasp of detail, and will have experience of coordinating activity across multiple teams, including third party suppliers. Most importantly, they will have the energy, empathy, communication and personal skills to maintain excellent relationships, as well as the confidence and ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation. Ideally, they will have experience of technologies used to support learning in the higher education sector, and the issues associated with their implementation.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm 30th August 2018.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

   
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