Senior Programme Manager

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7090024 (Ref.No. CSUIT1482)
Posted: December 3, 2021

Job Description

Are you looking for a role which will contribute to global change?  Are you an experienced and influential professional working at a senior level with experience of delivering organisational wide IT change programmes?  Can you lead and collaborate with colleagues at all levels to deliver exceptional  IT solutions? 

The University of Leeds is one of the top 100 universities in the world and University of the Year 2017, as named by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

As we embark on an ambitious Digital Transformation, we are investing in our IT Service which is key to developing our learning and research capability as we strive to collaborate across the globe, tackling global issues. 

Reporting to the Director of IT Projects Delivery and working with members of the University Executive Group, you will play a pivotal role in leading the delivery of key strategic enabling programmes, encompassing multiple work stream areas.

Acting as the senior IT partner with specialist leadership skills to facilitate and lead transformational IT change across large programmes and projects in order to achieve the associated strategic outcomes. You will be responsible for the delivery, management and oversight of all the technology work packages as part of a large programme costing tens of millions with multiple internal customers.

You will own and be accountable for IT’s strategic partnership with the business and overall delivery of the IT elements of ambitious and complex programmes of change, providing the leadership skills to oversee the effective delivery of transformative customer focused IT systems and services.

If you thrive on working in a complex environment, where your ability to navigate strategic risks and issues are as developed as your skills in IT Programme delivery, this is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference in a world class organisation.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Jo Wilkins, Interim Director of Project Delivery

Email: [email protected]

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  IT
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  N/A
Salary:  Competitive Salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 02 December 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 16 December 2021
Interview Date:  Monday 10 January 2022
Reference:  CSUIT1482

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.