Programmes and Project Manager

Job title Programmes and Project Manager

Department Digital, Data & Technology Group

Salary Starting from £41,526, rising to £49,553

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2134

Placed on Monday 26 April 2021

Closing date Monday 10 May 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference DD8258

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Taking responsibility for the effective and safe delivery of all technology change to the University’s critical applications and infrastructure, including our move to cloud applications, you'll head up our digital modernisation programme and manage the team through our journey.

As a senior leader within DDaT and working closely with the CDIO and her direct team, you will be directly responsible for the successful delivery and programme management of the Technology Modernisation programme as well as be responsible for the managing the delivery of all new and BAU demand coming into the Department. You will ensure we deliver our key business benefits whilst meeting time, cost and quality targets. 

You will have the opportunity to lead, shape and inspire colleagues within DDaT and the new University Programme Management Office with whom you will work very closely. You’ll build relationships with key partners and suppliers who are part of delivering  the programme and also create a sustainable change capability in the organisation to deliver future demand.

You also engage with senior stakeholders including the University’s Executive Board and senior academic staff  as you are tasked with communicating clear programme updates both written & verbal as well as work on strategic planning initiatives with the senior management team, deputising for the Deputy Directors when required.

About you

We are looking for senior candidates who have significant experience in both leading and delivering complex technical change to critical applications and infrastructure as well as delivering large scale software modernisation / legacy transformation in any sector.

We are looking for candidates who bring a positive, can-do attitude to their work and are able to lead an organisation through change and build and maintain a high quality and engaged team. We expect you to be well versed in project and delivery management methodologies (both agile and waterfall) and ideally have a related qualification or degree to underpin your practical experience.

We will also look for you to:

  • Have extensive experience of managing strategic business programmes through the project lifecycle from inception to completion including the realisation of benefits.
  • Have strong knowledge and experience of managing project and programme budgets, contributing to financial budget setting and efficiency initiatives.
  • Proven leadership and management experience, including remote line management of staff and external suppliers and contractors
  • Demonstrate a strong focus on performance management, developing performance management systems and holding colleagues to account
  • Be an expert communicator able to present complex and sensitive information to senior stakeholders clearly both verbally and written
  • Be able to review and assimilate a wide variety of information and draw conclusions from data using analytical skills
  • Have excellent organisational and prioritisation skills, ensuring delivery of outcomes within timescales and available resources
  • Be able to make significant budgetary and management decisions autonomously or with limited input
  • Be capable of provide leadership and professional advice in a challenging and changing environment

Whilst not a technical role, it is important that the candidate has experience of working in a fast paced digital or technology project setting and is ‘multi-lingual’ in the languages of digital, business and perhaps academia.  

About us

The University of Bath’s Digital, Data and Technology department is responsible for the efficient delivery of IT and digital services and is coordinating a technology modernisation programme in order to meet future needs and challenges. In a fast paced, agile environment, you'll help us build new capabilities and deliver real technology change, faster and more effectively than ever as we support the realisation of the University’s core mission to deliver world-class research and teaching, educating our students to become future leaders and innovators, and benefiting the wider population through our research, enterprise and influence.

Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) plays a vital part in enabling the University’s staff, students and researchers achieve its strategic goals. And it is within this forward-thinking team that you could find an exceptional challenge, plus the scope to develop your skills and expertise even further. 

Within DDaT, our people are passionate about supporting our students and staff to thrive at Bath and in their careers.  We’ve supported the University in continuing to deliver first class teaching and research throughout the pandemic by providing safe and robust access to our networks and applications. 

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.