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Programme Governance and Assurance Manager

University of Kent - Kent 2030

Location: Canterbury, Hybrid
Salary: £45,737 to £51,306 Grade 8, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th June 2024
Closes: 19th June 2024
Job Ref: CSF-915-24-R

Contract Type: Fixed Term - Ends 15/07/2025

Do you have a strong understanding of governance procedures and mechanisms? If so, this exciting opportunity may be ideal.

As a Programme Governance and Assurance Manager you will be responsible for the governance lifecycle of change programmes and/or portfolio of projects in the organisation. Additionally, responsible for supporting programme assurance processes, enabling mechanisms for independent oversight of the programme performance.

As a Programme Governance and Assurance Manager you can expect to be responsible for :

  • Responsible for monitoring and implementing processes to ensure an effective running of governance and assurance processes. Responsible for supporting the integration of programme governance and assurance structures and processes with University established governance structures.
  • Responsible for the governance lifecycle of change programmes (and/or portfolio of projects) in the organisation, including the setup design, management, monitoring and assurance of governance structures for a programme.
  • Responsible for the assurance lifecycle of change programmes (and/or portfolio of projects) in the organisation, including the setup design, management, monitoring and assurance of assurance structures for a programme.
  • Responsible for executive administration of the most senior programme boards and programme assurance boards, including devising governance documentation such as terms of reference for boards and committees and programme roles descriptions. Service programme meetings by providing highly accurate and highly confidential minutes, action, decision and risk logs.
  • Responsible for implementing, monitoring and advising on streamlined processes to effectively manage programme and project boards and committees, including the effective interrelation between these.

What will you bring to the role :

  • A degree or relevant professional qualification/experience 
  • A recognised Project Management qualification (e.g. PRINCE 2, APM) OR substantial project management experience in a similar role 
  • An excellent IT skills, particularly in the use of MS Office packages and the M365 environment 
  • Experience of managing governance for large-scale portfolio of projects and/or programmes 
  • A strong understanding of governance procedures and mechanisms

What we can offer in return:

As a member of our team, you can expect a friendly, open and collaborative working environment and support in your development and wellbeing. You'll enjoy a range of great staff benefits including:

  • hybrid working options allowing a flexible blend of office and home working (to be agreed in line with business needs)
  • 43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)
  • excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • corporate employee-funded healthcare plan, in partnership with Benenden Health
  • retailer and wellbeing discounts via Edenred
  • on campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery (Canterbury) and food outlets 
  • study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts
  • support in your development and wellbeing at all stages of employment, including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • training and development opportunities at all levels
  • on-site parking

We are ambitious for our people, our communities and the region we serve – join us in making the world a better place. Visit our website for more on who we are: http://www.kent.ac.uk/about/

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post.

For further information regarding the application process, please contact peopleserviceshr@kent.ac.uk quoting reference number CSF-915-24. 

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