One of the world’s oldest and most successful universities
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How would you like to make your mark in one of the world’s oldest and most successful universities?
With an unrivalled work/life balance, and flexible remote working options, you’d contribute to society through the pursuit of transforming the universities infrastructure and digital services portfolio.
A bit about them?
The University is one of the world’s oldest and most successful universities. A renowned centre for research, education, and scholarship that makes a significant contribution to society. The University is consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the world, with affiliates who have won more Nobel Prizes than any other University.
What you’d be doing?
You’d be joining their Portfolio Management team, which is part of their Delivery Management office and currently consists of 2, however, they are growing the team, and expect to add 3 more heads (including yourself) within the next year.
You’ll be in charge of their Infrastructure and Generic systems portfolio where you’d be working with a wide range of stakeholders to facilitate the understanding, agreement, and schedule of the university’s priorities for their Information Systems, whilst overseeing delivery to completion (including troubleshooting as needed).
As the Infrastructure Portfolio Manager, you will cover work with networks, storage, cloud strategy, desktops security operations, identity and access management, integration, collaboration tools, digital presence, document management, and infrastructure defragmentation.
What’s in it for you?
You’ll get a salary of up to £67K, flexibility to work how you want to, as well as an astounding 33 days holiday a year (41 inclusive of public holidays)! Furthermore, they have some really good pension options where they will match contributions up to a total of 21%!
In terms of career progression, there is potential to move around within the university, with a salary structure including automatic service-related pay progression in many of its grades and an annual cost of living increase.
Ideally, you would have excellent communication skills with the ability to build effective working relationships at all levels of an organisation, across different disciplines and be able to engage in difficult conversations where needed to drive clarity and agreement.
You would be working with a range of people as required in scoping, prioritising and scheduling work – so you’d need core project management skills, including planning / road-mapping, risk, identifying and unblocking issues, reporting and troubleshooting, as well as dependency and stakeholder management.
You’d have experience working within a portfolio environment – prioritising and scheduling work within a fixed capacity based on the needs of the organisation with the ability to navigate a wide organisational landscape to bring and maintain clarity and focus on delivery.
On top of the above if you have a background in delivery management and delivering SaaS and agile software development projects through the full project lifecycle and setting up new work/new teams/governance for success in both traditional and agile team environments, then we would love to hear from you.
Interview Process – 2 stages
1st stage – Initial chat
2nd stage – Panel of 4 Interview