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IT Project Manager

City, University of London - Information Services

Location: London
Salary: £44,559 to £53,174
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th May 2019
Closes: 24th June 2019
Job Ref: 60008691

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 20,000 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. Founded in 1894, City is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

We are seeking an IT project manager to join a close-knit team whose role is to deliver a varied portfolio of projects of strategic importance to City. Projects typically involve working closely with stakeholders across IT and the rest of the University, using technology to enhance student experience and staff effectiveness.

Responsibilities

The core responsibilities of the role 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, and ensuring solutions adhere to IT strategy and principles of good project governance. Alongside this, the role holder will need to build and maintain excellent stakeholder relationships, including managing external suppliers and working closely with other City departments.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of how to define, manage and control IT projects, and an understanding of the role of IT in Higher Education. They will have demonstrable experience of managing IT projects throughout their lifecycle, and will be able to think strategically whilst maintaining a good grasp of detail. They will be used to coordinating activity across multiple teams, including third party suppliers. Most importantly, they will have the communication and interpersonal skills to build and maintain excellent relationships, as well as the confidence and ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.

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: 23.59pm, 24th June 2019.

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