This post is temporary for 2 years
The Directorate of Academic Support plays a pivotal role in delivering on the University’s strategic aims, interacting with all constituent parts of the organisation. This is an ambitious agenda. It can only be achieved by being fully engaged with the University Community and University Partners, ensuring what and how we do it delivers value-for-money. At the centre of our approach is the user, their experience and the opportunities we provide them.
Over the next 3-5 years, the University of Wolverhampton is embarking on a major Transformation Programme to create a “Digital Campus” which is as important and significant as the physical campus. The goal of the Digital Campus is to create a campus without boundaries where the data and information required by a member of the University community can be found and accessed at any point in time from any location. This is an exciting multi-million pound programme, which will require synergy between people, ICT and processes. It is not an ICT programme, although ICT is a key enabler and many projects in the first instance will involve implementation of IT applications and infrastructure.
The Directorate of Academic Support is seeking to appoint an experienced Project Manager.
You will be required to lead on delivery of Directorate of Academic Support (DAS) projects, including projects within the Digital Campus Transformation Programme, working within a Project Board environment. You will define, manage, and deliver large and complex projects within DAS, and those led by DAS on behalf of The University. You will have responsibility for assigned projects and will supervise the performance of staff assigned to their project teams. Project teams may be composed of staff at all levels, across departments, and may include more senior positions – therefore it is expected that you will have experience of working with staff in roles ranging from junior to senior management positions, and can effectively incorporate team members into a cohesive project team, focussed to deliver the expected project outputs and/or outcomes. You should have the ability to run projects through the whole lifecycle from conception to “Business As Usual”.
Key skills and experience required:
- Proven Project Management skills and experience
- Demonstrable experience of successful delivery of one or more project with a significant IT infrastructure / systems / process component
- Experience of management and contributing to large-scale business change initiatives
- Experience of accountability for budgets
- Experience of risk management
Based within the Directorate of Academic Support in MX Building, you may be required to work at other campuses if necessary.
For further information regarding this post, please contact Gareth Kirk, Senior Project Manager, Directorate of Academic Support, G.Kirk@wlv.ac.uk
The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.