Strategic Project Manager

Carlisle OR Lancaster,
£51,034 with incremental progression to £59,135
21 Dec 2020
17 Jan 2021
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Strategic Project Manager
Vice Chancellor's Office
Location:  Carlisle or Lancaster
Starting Salary:  £51,034 with incremental progression to £59,135
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Release Date:  Friday 18 December 2020
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 17 January 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed Reference:  XX029620

We are the University of Cumbria, a place where people are at the heart of all we do, where enriching the lives of our students, staff and the communities we serve means we make a difference that really matters. 

Now is a very exciting time to be joining us because we are delivering a new strategic plan focused on making the most of our three most valuable assets; People, Place and Partnerships, to become a catalyst for economic well-being for our region, nationally and internationally. 

As a Strategic Project Manager, you will play a pivotal role in leading the delivery of complex, large-scale change initiatives, working in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders across the university. The areas of focus will change and develop as initiatives are implemented and new priorities are established within the context of the strategic plan. However, there will be a significant emphasis on the development and implementation of initiatives which deliver transformational change. These priority areas will require careful coordination and planning across a number of activities.

The University is developing its academic portfolio and delivery methods to ensure that it is relevant, efficient, accessible and attractive to local, regional, national and international markets. It is also looking to develop ways of working and to structure its business models to provide greater flexibility in how it supports its diverse and variable income streams.

You will have demonstrable knowledge of building strong relationships with senior and operational stakeholders and be experienced in tailoring a structured project management approach to the needs of the organisation. The role requires extensive experience of translating changes in policy direction into practical action including use of new technologies in improving services and modernising working processes.

You will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer and the Deputy Chief Operating Officer to translate strategy into plans. Therefore, acting as a key liaison point between the Vice Chancellor’s Executive, and other members of the Vice Chancellor’s Directors Group.

Informal enquiries: Kate Mclaughlin-Flynn, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, 

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