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Head of Programme Management Office

University of London
London (Greater)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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Teaching / Training / Education
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager
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The University of London is a federation of 17 Member Institutions based in London. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to over 51,000 students around the world. Our new 2020–2025 Strategy ‘Transforming Education… Creating Futures’ is an ambitious academic vision for a digital age. Through it we want to leverage our collective power as a federation and cement our position as an anchor institution in in London, supporting the communities around us.

Our aim is to enrich our academic work in the pursuit of excellence in education, research and knowledge exchange through collaboration with our Member Institutions. We do this by developing academic programmes, networks and partnerships that further our federation’s goals across London, the UK and internationally. Developing world class digital capabilities that empower our staff and transform the student experience is vital if we are to achieve this aim.

The Head of the Programme Management Office (PMO) is a key member of the Chief Financial Officer’s senior team, with responsibility for establishing and leading a new PMO. In this exciting and business-critical position, the Head of the PMO will have responsibility for overseeing the delivery of the University’s Transformation programme, working with senior leaders on strategy delivery, co-ordinating the overarching implementation roadmap and ensuring there is clear visibility of the key risks, issues and dependencies.

Applications are welcomed from candidates with substantial experience of leading and operating a high performing portfolio management or programme management office. Experience of translating strategies into implementable programmes of work, is critical as is the ability to build effective and trusted working relationships with senior leadership colleagues.

To be considered for this role, click the ‘Apply for job’ button below to submit your application and CV.  Applications close midnight Friday 10 December 2021. 

Interviews will likely take place in week commencing 20 December 2021.

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting. 

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented in senior levels within the University. All appointments are made on merit alone, based on the criteria identified in the job description.

Pursuing excellence in education and equal opportunities.

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