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Programme Manager

University of Sussex - IT Services

Location: Sussex, Falmer
Salary: £45,585 to £54,385 per annum, pro rata if part time
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: 22345
 

Hours: Full time or Part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE (37.5 hours)

Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).

Contract: fixed term until 01 December 2026 

Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sussex Projects Team at the University of Sussex.

Are you a committed Programme Manager with a passion for driving innovation? We're seeking a colleague to manage the transformation of our Human Resources systems, processes, and practice with a focus on improving automation, accessibility, and self-service. As a Programme Manager, you'll lead this transformative programme, leveraging your expertise to help us fulfil our ambition of becoming an employer of choice and to enable our staff to flourish. If you thrive in large, complex environments and have a proven track record of successful delivery of transformational change projects, join us in shaping the future.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Leading a cross-functional team to deliver technological, behavioral and cultural change.
  • Developing and executing a comprehensive programme plan, managing timelines, resources, project dependencies and budgets effectively.
  • Developing compelling business cases and briefing notes.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to understand requirements, address concerns, and align programme benefits with business objectives.
  • Overseeing the implementation process, ensuring adherence to best practices, and regulatory standards.
  • Proactively identifying and mitigating risks while maintaining a focus on quality and efficiency.
  • Coordinating project, service, and business readiness activities via a transition plan.

About you

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate a great level of experience delivering complex transformational programmes to time, budget and customer satisfaction. You will be keen to stay updated with evolving technologies, industry trends, and best practices. You will be outcome- and benefit-focused, able to visualise and articulate how technical outputs translate to new capabilities. You will count stakeholder management as one of your strengths, presenting confidently and adapting your communication style to your audience. In situations of potential conflict, you will seek win-win situations with the best for the institution in mind.

You will enjoy sharing your experience with others in the team to develop professional excellence.

Some Person Requirements:

  • Proven Programme Management Expertise: Demonstrated experience in managing and delivering transformational programmes, ideally in complex environments. Strong familiarity with programme management methodologies (MSP) and tools.
  • Communication and Stakeholder Management: Excellent communication skills to articulate complex concepts to various stakeholders, sometimes with different priorities. Proficiency in managing expectations, addressing concerns, and building consensus among diverse teams.
  • Team Management: Strong interpersonal skills to guide cross-functional teams, inspire collaboration, and maintain focus on project goals. Experience in fostering a positive team culture while ensuring accountability and performance.
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to align technology initiatives with business objectives. Experience in creating comprehensive programme plans, considering project dependencies and effective resource management
  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making: Proven ability to pro-actively identify issues and deliver innovative solutions, turning risks into opportunities, make informed decisions, and adapt to evolving strategic context.

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