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Delivery Lead

University of Warwick

About the Role

Operating at a strategic level, the Delivery Lead is responsible for owning, developing, and embedding excellent project and product management methodologies and delivery in the Portfolio Delivery team. The role will support Senior Delivery Managers to enable Agile working practices in the Information & Digital Group and the wider University.

The Delivery Lead will line/matrix manage a large team of Delivery Managers, supporting their training and development to ensure change is delivered to agreed tolerances.

The postholder will, alongside the other Heads & Leads within Portfolio Delivery, ensure the adequate resourcing for projects & products so they can be effectively delivered, including for supporting Project Management as a service.  The postholder will also contribute their significant expertise to projects, products, the team and the University.

We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.

About You

The successful candidate will have experience of line managing large project delivery teams , including competency in the full range of HR processes, in order to deliver effective project and delivery management.  You will be a great coach, someone who identifies over and under performance, taking remedial actions where required, and getting individuals to take a sense of ownership for delivery and for their own development.

You will use your technical expertise of leading teams through the different stages of change projects and agile methodologies, to co-develop a strategy for delivery, continually improving the service and looking for new ways of working that will support complex and significant projects.  Your ability to influence will extend to developing strong relationships across the University at a strategic level, including influencing the University strategy.

The successful Delivery Lead candidate also requires excellent communication skills, and the ability to understand and interpret business needs, translating these into project requirements and transferring these onto project documentation.

For further information regarding the skills required for this role please see the personal specification section of the attached job description.

 

About the Department

The Information & Digital Group is responsible for a new University Digital Strategy to support the University’s ambitions to be world-class in all it does.  IDG is central to the delivery of the University strategy by providing a high quality service to all of our stakeholders, enabling the University to prioritise its requirements, and to deliver this service in a manner that maximises value at every stage.

IDG strives to provide excellent, highly responsive relationships and partnerships, to be innovative leaders with vision and strategy, to provide enterprise architecture that drives innovation across the institution, to delivery products and projects on time, cost and quality through services that always meet service level agreements. We need to operate in an increasingly agile, digital-first environment, being able to quickly assess risk and seize opportunity.

The IDG Portfolio Delivery team defines the processes, tools and standards for all IDG programmes thereby ensuring delivery to time, cost & quality. The team ensure the delivery of projects, products and platforms that provide tangible value, outcomes and benefits to the university. Portfolio Delivery also creates great experiences by delivering at the right speed and in close collaboration with the University.

About the University

Born in the 60s with a mindset of boldness, imagination and collaboration, the University of Warwick is a world-leading research-intensive university with the highest academic and research standards. We’re one of the world’s top universities, ranked 67th in the world and 10th in the UK*, with 92% of our research assessed to be ‘world leading or internationally excellent’**.

You’ll be joining a diverse, innovative and globally connected community committed to igniting real world progress. Here at Warwick, we offer you opportunities to follow your ambitions as long as you bring the determination to succeed.

*QS World University Rankings 2024

** Research Excellence Framework 2021

To find out more about us visit our website.

What we Offer

We will provide you with a great range of benefits, which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus Christmas closure, excellent learning and development opportunities, and savings on a wide range of products and services. We offer a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities.

We recognise the importance of a healthy work/life balance and offer you access to flexible working, for more information click here.

We are proud to say that we are a Living Wage employer.

Our Commitment to Inclusion

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive working and learning environment.  We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued.  Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social, and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University currently holds a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, Athena Swan Sliver Award and a Disability Smart Bronze Award. The University of Warwick is also one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University Alliance.

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)

The University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against anyone who makes a Disclosure relating to a conviction or other information revealed.  More information is available on the University’s Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

To view the full Job Description & Person Specification please click here.

How to Apply

The University of Warwick has appointed SearchHigher as their recruitment partner for this campaign; please apply above by submitting a CV & Cover Letter in Word Document format, or you can also email your documents to enquiries@searchhigher.com. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kaye Powell via email kaye.powell@warwick.ac.uk

Location: Coventry, Hybrid
Salary: £56,021 to £64,914
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th February 2024
Closes: 18th March 2024
Job Ref: 920501
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