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Project Support Officer/Project Manager

Are you experienced in supporting high profile projects? Can you work confidently and assertively with a range of stakeholders, using coaching, negotiating and influencing skills to achieve successful outcomes? Are you a flexible and creative problem solver? Do you prepare outputs of the highest quality? 

The University has a strategic portfolio aimed at delivering step change improvements across all range of activities, managing and embedding this level of change is critical to the effective delivery of the vision. Working across the range of this portfolio, the Business Change Team is tasked with leading and managing successful change, supported by the Delivering Results framework and methodology. 

Working on a key strategic programme focussed on delivering streamlined and consistent Universities processes and systems, the Project Support Officer/Project Manager role will report to Programme Manager and support the Senior Project Managers, shaping projects/programme and managing their implementation at the various stages of the lifecycle. Juggling priorities, managing both stakeholder expectations and risks, you will provide accurate and articulate reports on projects/programme progress through their lifecycles. With relevant experience in applying best practice methodologies, you will have some understanding of the HE environment and the ability to challenge accepted norms, as well as being comfortable working with limited supervision.  

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

Martin Folan, Head of Business Change Projects

Tel: +44 (0) 7545530118, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Business Change Team
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 1 year due to funding)
Release Date:  Wednesday 14 August 2019
Closing Date:  Tuesday 27 August 2019
Reference:  CSBCT1012
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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