£45000.00 - £51000.00 per annum
Job description

Project manager, policy, higher education, enterprise, careers, project management,

Your new company
One of the leading modern Universities in the UK for research based at Docklands is looking to recruit.The university has been pioneering futures since 1898: from the 2nd Industrial Revolution through to where we are now, the 4th

Your new role

The Senior Policy Advisor and Project Manager (Office for the Vice-Chancellor & President) post is being created to work with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Careers & Enterprise), UEB colleagues, professional services teams and academic units, to inform, shape and develop the facilitating and transformational projects associated with this brief and to project manage their delivery at pace.

  • Develop and deliver business critical projects at pace in relation to this policy brief;
  • Act as Secretary to the Careers & Enterprise Sub-Committee of the Academic Board
  • Horizon scanning of the HE sector to identify and advise on developments which may have an impact on, or provide an opportunity to, the University in relation to this policy brief
  • Draft speeches, correspondence, reports, submissions, publications and briefing papers for internal and external stakeholders in relation to this policy brief
  • Undertake research as requested by the University Executive Board;
  • Coordinate the planning and management of internal and external events of strategic importance in relation to this policy brief
  • Work with the University Executive Board to develop and manage the University's communications with local and national government and politicians
  • The post holder will be expected to operate with minimal supervision and oversight, taking full responsibility for the prioritisation and completion of the workload

What you'll need to succeed

  • First degree or equivalent qualification
  • Commitment to continuing professional development
  • Masters or equivalent in relevant subject area
  • Working within an HE environment or experience working in a large and/or complex professional organisation in an education context
  • Project Management of complex, multi-stakeholder projects delivering against targets at pace while leading a team
  • Senior level policy analysis and development in areas related to the policy brief
  • Contributing original ideas to, and helping to write, formal documents for example committee/board/policy papers or minutes
  • Budget planning and monitoring
  • Working as part of a close-knit team and making an active contribution with experience of managing and coordinating others
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • High level of IT literacy, especially in MS Office
  • Strong numeracy, analytical and interpretive skills; ability to consider, critically evaluate and utilise data, and to assimilate information from a wide variety of sources
  • Sound knowledge of UK higher education sector issues and developments with the ability to understand quickly new and potentially complex issues, and their impact on higher education
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization and able to provide support to others, including identifying development needs, providing and receiving constructive feedback and developing coaching skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision and to manage own workload, resolve competing demands and cope with changing priorities
  • Flexibility to travel to meetings in UK and overseas and work unsociable hours
What you'll get in return
  • Excellent salary £45,000 -£51,000 dependent on experience.
  • Pension
  • Additional benefits

What you need to do now
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Refreshed on: 23 April 2020
Closed date: 02 June 2020
Job ref: 3788545
Tags: Project Management