Re-Imagining Professional Services Programme Manager – Internal Candidates Only

Academic Division, Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 09th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £55,751-£59,135
  • REF: AK25625
  • Closes: 04th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

The post is offered to internal candidates only.

Do you enjoy making a difference by improving efficiency and work satisfaction of employees?

The Re-Imagining Professional Services (RPS) programme is one of the thirteen projects under the University of Cambridge Recovery Plan. It is a transformation programme that seeks to create a cohesive and inclusive Professional Services community that can work seamlessly together, deliver change and support the University in achieving its mission and be financially sustainable. The programme will contribute to the University financial recovery and sustainability post-Covid, delivering a Professional Services community that by working together in a collaborative and effective manner will enable the University to continue to fulfil its ambitions.

The RPS Programme Manager sits in the heart of the University of Cambridge – in the Academic Division. The RPS Programme Manager has primary responsibility to plan, develop and co-ordinate the RPS programme as a coherent, University-wide approach to enhance the University’s professional services. Working in partnership with the Project Leads, the role requires effective co-ordination of the programme’s projects and management of their inter-dependencies including oversight of any risks and issues arising.

The role will require the day-to-day management of all elements of the programme. This will include project managing the multiple projects varying in scale and complexity and developing and implementing a comprehensive engagement strategy and communications plan for all contributors and stakeholders involved as well as authorising and monitoring expenditure. The role holder must be able to adopt flexible and appropriate approaches for the various components of the programme and those they are working with.

To perform this role effectively you will have demonstrable experience of applying professional processes to the delivery of business projects; delivering projects within a virtual environment; and delivering large-scale projects. You will be educated to a degree level and will have PRINCE 2 Practitioner (or equivalent) qualification. You will have a pragmatic approach to PM and will work in a pragmatic and analytical manner.

Closing date for Applications is 4th March 2021.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2023 in the first instance.

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Please upload your CV and Cover letter to the application. Please note that additional uploaded documents will not be considered as part of recruitment.

Informal enquiries regarding this position should be directed to Daniela Manca and made via

If you have any queries about the recruitment process, please contact Laura Murzinaite, HR Coordinator (

Please quote reference AK25625 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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