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Lead Programme Manager

Do you thrive on working in a complex environment, using your ability to navigate political and organisational issues, as well as your skills in project and programme delivery? Can you provide specialist change, leadership, programme and project management skills to facilitate and lead transformational change in areas that are new to this discipline and the benefit it brings? Can you lead and take ownership of activity across a number of initiatives? 

The University of Leeds is involved in a wide range of large multi-million pound strategic initiatives aimed at supporting its academic mission of student education, research and innovation and internationalisation. These initiatives are large, of long duration, complex (involving many inter-dependencies) and represent a major investment by the institution. They are critical to the delivery of the university’s current and future strategy. Working with executive level senior stakeholders, you will apply leadership, programme, project and change management skills to deliver ambitious multi-faceted projects and programmes for the University of Leeds. 

Programme and project teams are typically constituted at the start of each initiative according to the methodology developed by the business change team. Typically, these will involve representatives from IT, Business Change, HR and often Facilities and Estates. They will also include a business lead as a conduit to academic or business partners. You will lead a number of project managers in applying the University’s project and programme management methodology ‘Delivering Results’, as well as ensuring the project aligns to the University’s Principles for Delivering Change. 

As there are multiple project managers working on these initiatives, where appropriate, this role will take ownership across the different project and programme management elements to bring all the various strands of the project together and will align and consolidate the different delivery plans into a single coherent over-arching plan together with associated reporting material. You will have the ability to balance priorities, deal with complex academic and financial information and succeed through cooperation and collaboration with others. You will be happy to articulate and embed 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Martin Folan, Project Management Team Manager 

Tel: +44 (0)7545 530118, Email:

Elizabeth Dodd, Head of Business Change 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3405, Email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Business Change Team
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £50,132 to £58,089 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 05 July 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 21 July 2019
Reference:  CSBCT1010
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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