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Project Officer (PVC-Education)

Manchester Metropolitan University - VC & Executive Office

Location: Manchester
Salary: £36,382 to £42,149 Grade 8.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd November 2021
Closes: 5th December 2021
Job Ref: eArcu-4057

We are currently seeking a confident and proactive Project Officer (for PVC-Education). This is a new role created to help support a period of transition for the University. The expectation is that as the role develops it will involve working across, contributing to and managing several strategic projects.

The primary focus will be on Education, supporting the PVC-Education and other senior colleagues with the creation of a single strategy for Education that:

  • Builds on our existing strengths and develops new ones;
  • Ensures a joined-up approach to developing and implementing educational initiatives; and
  • Results in a sector-leading student experience and graduate outcomes along with commensurate improvements to education KPIs.

The role
To support the PVC-Education and others in the Senior Management Team, by contributing to the analysis, development and implementation, of various strategic projects and initiatives, including a review of the Education strategy.

To manage discrete elements of relevant projects, including influencing, working, and engaging with a wide range of both internal and external stakeholders.

To provide research support into project viability and sector benchmarking activities as appropriate.

To seek and identify potential opportunities for Education and other forms of collaboration, which are aligned with the university's strategic priorities.

To be an ambassador for MMU, promoting its expertise and capability to engage with external organisations, contributing to the aims of the refreshed Education strategy.

To advise on current national and regional current trends and developments to help inform the University's response to the evolving policy landscape.

About you:

  • A good understanding of education priorities, national and regional trends and developments to help inform strategic planning.
  • Experience of advising and influencing strategic managers.
  • Experience of delivering complex projects, preferably in a higher education context, including responsibility for delivery of targets, monitoring progress and ensuring delivery to deadlines.
  • Experience of developing relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to convert opportunities into outcomes.
  • Excellent analytical, administrative and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the higher education policy landscape.

To apply, please submit your CV and Covering Letter via our application portal. For informal enquiries, please contact Natassja Campbell (PA to PVC Education/Project Co-ordinator) on N.Campbell@mmu.ac.uk.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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