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Senior Project Manager/Business Analyst

York St John University

The Role

York St John University is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of the historic City of York. Our success is founded on the quality of academic teaching and research, our thriving campus environments, our professional and pastoral support, and our values of an inclusive, innovative and ambitious community with a strong sense of belonging.

We have strategic growth plans and game changer projects focused on improving our areas of strength to further increase our reputation and embed our status as an anchor institution. All our plans are routed in our values and mission as a University which will ensure you work in a supportive environment where your talent will be nurtured so that you can accomplish your ambitions. 

Our strategic growth plans and game changer projects articulate ambitious plans for our Strategy 2026, the year in which we celebrate 20 years. Achieving these targets for 2026 depends upon successful delivery of key programmes of work and game changer projects.

The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a range of strategic projects and process reviews across the University under the leadership of the Head of Strategic Projects and Change. As a member of the Strategic Projects and Change team you will work with colleagues to implement the project management framework across the organisation alongside being an ambassador for change. You will have experience of tailoring project management principles to the context in which you have worked alongside first-hand experience of business analysis. Your interpersonal skills will be exceptional and you will have expertise in negotiation, influence and persuasion. 

Key Requirements

Do you have a track record of successfully managing projects that involve cross-disciplinary teams? Do you enjoy a challenge and have the ability to enthuse others? Are you able to think strategically? Do you thrive when working collaboratively to tackle problems? If so, we want to hear from you. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Christina Nichols, Head of Strategic Projects and Change:

In addition to a competitive salary, YSJ employees enjoy access to a superb range of benefits including –

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (plus additional leave days during our Christmas closure period)
  • Pension scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Training and development
  • Discounts at a range of local companies, including shops, cafes and restaurants.

As a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, York St John University is committed to equality and diversity and we actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups, particularly those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. 

As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements.

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Interview Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Interviews are currently taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams. Further guidance will be provided to candidates who progress to interview stage.

Location: York
Salary: £33,797 to £39,152 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th November 2020
Closes: 2nd December 2020
Job Ref: 119-20
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