Portfolio Planning Manager

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7090095 (Ref.No. CSUIT1491)
Posted: December 6, 2021

Job Description

Are you looking for a role which will contribute to global change?  Are you an experienced planning and reporting manager, able to providing fit-for-purpose planning and reporting, based on industry best practice, to enable effective management of a portfolio of major programmes and projects to achieve contracted timescales?

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.

The University has an ambitious strategy to deliver a step-change in the volume, quality and impact of its research, in addition to maintaining excellence in student education, and growing student education income. As part of this strategy, the University is seeking to improve its capability to manage the delivery of an increasing portfolio of technology change projects.

We are looking for a Portfolio Planning Manager to join the IT Project Delivery Directorate, which is responsible for overseeing the delivery of a large and diverse portfolio of IT projects for one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. The role is critical to the integrated IT directorate’s success.

As a Portfolio Planning Manager, you will be responsible for developing planning standards documentation and ensure consistent best practice across programmes and projects and programmes.

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

Jo Wilkins, Interim Director of Project Delivery

Email: [email protected]  


Interviews will take place week commencing 10th January 2022.


Please note: You may be required to work on campus in this role. If you require any further information please contact the hiring manager.


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:  Grade 8
Salary:  £42,149 to £50,296
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 03 December 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 04 January 2022
Reference:  CSUIT1491


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.