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Project Manager, Digital Innovation and Technology Services

Digital Innovation and Technology Services



  • Posted on: 15th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £42,149 - £50,296 per annum
  • REF: REQ05371
  • Closes: 21st November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description
Strategic Project Delivery provides project support to all departments and professional services across the university. The team includes project managers, business analysts and continuous improvement expertise. This is an opportunity to be part of this dynamic team getting involved in many different projects, working with a diverse group of stakeholders including academics, technical experts and students. There is a great variety of projects being managed by the team at any given time including technical solution projects, process change projects and large strategic programmes helping to drive forward the Universities Strategic Plan. This is an exciting time to join the team as we build on amazing work undertaken to date and drive forward new and emerging initiatives.

Duties of the Role

To successfully deliver strategically important projects and initiatives on time and within budget, contributing to the achievement of the University’s priorities set out in its Strategic Plan.

The post holder will also lead on process reviews and implementation of activities in collaboration with colleagues across the University to develop a culture of continuous improvements, and using their knowledge and expertise to support the Strategic Projects Office in enhancing the University’s Project Management Framework and increasing the capabilities to deliver projects/change.

Skills and qualifications required

This role will require somebody with extensive experience of working in a project management and team environments, along with the ability to lead, engage, persuade, influence and enthuse others, ensuring that the needs of key stakeholders are met, resources are used effectively, and benefits are maximised. Strong personal communication, negotiation and engagement skills are also vital.

You will have experience of working successfully with internal and external stakeholders, to support in the delivery successful change.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact resourcing@essex.ac.uk

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