As someone with extensive project and/or programme management experience, you probably enjoy the variety involved in your role and the learning experience involved in each project.
That and the satisfaction of seeing a major change initiative through to completion and observing how that change benefits others, is what motivates many working in Project Management.
At Edinburgh Napier University, we have a dedicated team of individuals as part of our Strategy Hub, who enjoy not only managing major transformational projects with purpose, but also the variety and breadth of opportunity to grow professionally, while simultaneously supporting the delivery of the University’s Strategy: Driving Distinctiveness.
We enjoy a massively supportive environment, a high degree of autonomy, flexible/hybrid working and excellent holidays, pension and benefits, all of which are paramount when working in what can be a very demanding job role.
As a valued member of the Strategy Hub team, you will be involved in delivering key projects within the University’s strategic change portfolio, scoping and initiating new projects in consultation with key stakeholders, and ensuring effective project delivery through ongoing development and monitoring of project plans, progress, dependencies, resource requirements, risks and issues and benefits realisation.
The main objective will be for you to drive forward delivery of these projects by using your exceptional people skills and organisational expertise. These will be projects that will not only positively impact on learning, teaching and research but also help to shape the future of the University.
This will involve facilitating project scoping and business case development for emerging projects, developing project plans, providing advice and guidance to support development and delivery, and generally facilitating the translation of business requirements into deliverable solutions through analysis, evaluation of options and engagement with the appropriate technical specialists and stakeholders.
The variety of projects that you will be involved in should allow you to use all of your existing knowledge to your advantage, while also providing you with a unique opportunity to be involved in initiatives that are unique and strategically significant to our organisation, in turn enabling you to learn, develop and grow professionally.
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What we need from you:
- Educated to a degree level or equivalent OR extensive relevant experience
- Qualification in Project Management e.g. PRINCE2
- Extensive project and/or programme management experience with a track record of delivering major projects
- Excellent interpersonal and networking skills with the ability to engage with and develop effective working relationships
- Proven high level of business aptitude demonstrating project budget management, resource management and process improvement skills
- A can-do and values-led ethos, aligned with the University’s purpose and a desire to make a difference
Benefits we offer:
Edinburgh Napier University is a forward-thinking institution, home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around us. Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of 20.8% and a minimum of 36 days holiday.
There are professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.
Salary: £40,927 - £50,296 per annum (Grade 6)
The closing date for this position is 11.59pm on 22nd May 2022. Interviews will be held on week commencing 6th June 2022.
Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. Please see here for more information.