IT Project Manager

University of Exeter
February 13, 2023
Offerd Salary:£ 39,745
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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £ 39,745 up to £48,841 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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IT Project Manager

Job description

IT Services

This new full time post is available immediately on a permanant basis.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

The University of Exeter has opened a number of new and exciting opportunities in its IT and Digital function. The university is developing a new ten-year strategy where digital ways of working will be central to delivering our vision and goals. The digital transformation will impact profoundly on our workplace design, the skills we develop, the way our students learn, and the way we work and collaborate, and we want to ensure that this transformation has our staff and students at its heart. We are investing in digital technology and skills development to strengthen our education, research, and partnerships, and to meet the needs of our community.

IT Services are central to all of this, and we are looking for people to join us who want to be part of this major transformation and part of changing the way we work and the way our students learn.

Why our staff love working here

  • Flexible working opportunities
  • 39-41 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Actively inclusive organisation ensuring equality and fairness for all
  • Leading parental leave initiatives
  • Multiple wellbeing and health initiatives for staff
  • Sustainability and the environment being at the heart of what we do
  • Beautiful campus environment when working from either Exeter or Penryn
  • Inspiring research that really makes a difference to the world
  • The role

    As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for leading in the project management of multiple projects (or single, where complex), you'll join an expanding IT PMO and work across the university directly with colleges and service leads to provide the assurance of project outcome delivery, ROI and timeframes.

    The projects you'll be matched with sit in a high-profile programme aimed exclusively at enhancing our education delivery for students and our people. This is a core part of our wider Digital Programme which aims to facilitate improvements across the University including but not limited to equipping our people with the right digital skills.


    You'll be successful in this role if:

  • You have experience and genuine passion / interest in delivering IT and Digital organisational change
  • Have demonstrable experience of user led design thinking. Putting a customer/user at the heart of project delivery to ensure success
  • Be capable of recognising links and interdependencies across a large scale and diverse organisation
  • Experience across a variety of project delivery methods (including waterfall and agile)
  • You have excellent communication skills, and an ability to stand up positive relationships quickly. Gaining traction and support even when working remotely
  • Able to manage vendor/third party relationships effectively on their projects; Experience of procurement and contracting.
  • You employ organisation skills to effectively manage and balance attention to detail, accuracy and working at pace
  • You have demonstratable experience and / or certification on project and programme management controls and processes including fiscal management and benefit tracking
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

    Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Further information

    Please contact David Witts, [email protected]

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