Programme Manager (Business Systems)

University of Oxford
April 08, 2024
Offerd Salary:£60m
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Programme Manager (Business Systems)

Dartington House, Oxford

Programme Manager (Business Systems)

Please note: This is an internal opportunity for staff from Oxford University and colleges only. External applicants need not apply.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our teams as a Programme Manager within the Programme and Projects Delivery Group, where you'll lead the charge in defining and delivering technology-led change initiatives working hybrid 60/40 office (Other working patterns can be considered)

Our IT Services Department plays a pivotal role in ensuring the University's excellence by providing robust, reliable, and high-performing IT infrastructure to support the distinctive needs of those engaged in teaching, learning, research and administration. We value and recognise our own and the contribution of others, creating a great culture to work in and a place where we all feel we belong.

What We Offer:

We prioritize the well-being of our employees and it shows through our comprehensive range of benefits:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • About the Role:

  • As a Programme Manager within the Programme and Projects Delivery Group, you will spearhead the definition and execution of specific technology-led change initiatives outlined in the IT Development Plan. You will be entrusted with overseeing programmes within a comprehensive three-year £60m IT-enabled change plan, along with a £100m digital transformation initiative. Your responsibilities will encompass guiding teams of up to 50 individuals, drawn from diverse backgrounds including IT Services, third- party suppliers, and freelance contractors, towards the successful delivery of projects with budgets typically ranging from £3-10m over multiple years.
  • Your role will entail steering programmes through their entire life-cycle, from evaluating high-level needs against strategic objectives to procuring necessary software or infrastructure solutions, managing risks, and transitioning to Business as Usual (BAU) service. Collaboration with senior stakeholders, business change experts, and effective communication with diverse stakeholders will be key aspects of your responsibilities. Additionally, you will play a pivotal role in representing your programmes at relevant governance bodies, requiring adeptness in liaising with senior University Officers and academic stakeholders to navigate through significant organizational changes.
  • Furthermore, in close collaboration with portfolio managers and stakeholders, you will contribute to shaping and delivering the University's digital transformation agenda, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • About You:

  • We are seeking a dynamic individual with excellent leadership qualities and a proven track record in managing large-scale IT programmes. Your ability to motivate and manage diverse teams, coupled with extensive experience in project planning, risk management, and financial oversight, will be paramount to your success in this role.
  • You should possess a high level of education, preferably to a degree level or equivalent, and demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and experience in industry-standard portfolio, programme, and project management methodologies. Your exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal, will enable you to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the University, navigating the nuances of an academic environment with finesse.
  • If you thrive in complex environments, excel in driving change, and possess the requisite blend of technical expertise and interpersonal skills, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our institution's digital landscape.
  • Application Process

    Please note: This is an internal opportunity for staff from Oxford University and colleges only. External applicants need not apply.

    You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

    The closing date for applications is Monday 8 April 2024 at 12:00 noon.

    Interviews will take place on the week commencing 15 April and be held virtually on Microsoft Teams.

    Contact Person : Alex Purbrick Vacancy ID : 171251 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 08-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 9 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 52815 - 61198 with a discretionary range up to 66857

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