Associate Director of Portfolio

University of East London
May 08, 2024
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Associate Director of Portfolio

Location: Docklands Campus Salary: Starting from £70,913 per annum, inclusive of London Weighting Post Type: Full Time Post Type: Permanent Closing Date: Wednesday 08 May 2024 Interview Date: Thursday 23 May 2024 Reference: 0943-24-PS

Do you have proven experience of oversight and reporting of strategic projects, programmes, and portfolios in a federated organisation, like a university? Are you looking for a challenging role in an environment that is open, vibrant and welcomes new ideas? Then join the University of East London as our Associate Director of Portfolio.

There are big changes happening at the University of East London. 125 years old and committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, we work in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and strive to create a balanced, inclusive, and green future? Our newly formed Strategic Development and Delivery directorate is set to play a big part in that future. Bringing colleagues together from across the University into one function to form service areas that include Data, Insights & Decision Support; Strategy & Performance; Portfolio & Benefits; and Change & Improvement, the aim is to combine our specialist expertise and sector knowledge to help deliver our strategy ‘Vision 2028' and beyond.

Reporting into the Director of Portfolio and Benefits, you will be responsible for the management of a team of project managers, who will deliver key strategic projects and programmes under the UEL Strategic Programme and Project Management (PPM) framework. Integral to this will be the ongoing assurance of the portfolio's adherence to the PPM framework, and its continuous improvement, providing an advisory role to stakeholders across UEL who require some support in delivering their own departmental projects and initiatives. You will also own delivery of sub-strategies within the Portfolio and Benefits annual plan, ranging from coordination of upskilling and tooling for the team, through to developing a balanced scorecard set of KPI's to measure and monitor the team's effectiveness and efficiency.

To succeed, you will need substantial proven experience in full lifecycle portfolio, programme and project management in organisations that are still maturing their change governance and assurance. With the ability to understand the strategic aims and objectives of the organisation and a hands-on approach to working with senior stakeholders, you'll be able to recognise other institutional priorities and the pressures those stakeholders might be working under, whilst ensuring that programmes of work remain on schedule.

Joining the Strategic Development and Delivery directorate means you'll have access to a wealth of training, opportunities, and exciting networking events. We're committed to investing in our people. These include attending conferences and webinars; watching videos and receiving newsletters; and accessing tools, guidance, and templates.

This is a great opportunity to make a real mark across the University in the years ahead. Indeed, you could soon be playing a huge role at the heart of a supportive and dynamic team that's committed to helping us achieve our ambitious goals. So, if you have what we are looking for and are keen to take on a new challenge, apply today.

At the University of East London, we aim to attract and retain the best possible staff and offer a working environment at the heart of a dynamic region with excellent transport links. You can look forward to a warm, sincere welcome, genuine camaraderie and mobility in an institution led with passion, visibility, and purpose. Your impact, resilience and sense of collegiality will directly contribute to the University's future and those of the students whose lives you will touch and change forever. We also offer a great range of benefits including pension, family friendly policies and an on-site nursery and gym at our Docklands Campus.

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification More about our benefits

To contact the recruitment team please phone+44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail [email protected]

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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