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Senior Project Manager

Location: LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE Salary: 40000.00 - 46924.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Technology Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 12 months ago Reference: 3061155
A Senior Project Manager is required for our public sector client based in Leeds for a 3 year fixed term contract.

Working within the Business Change team to deliver key strategic initiatives. The post holder will play a pivotal role in the implementation and delivery of a key strategic initiative in the area of student education. Providing specialist change, leadership, programme and project management skills to facilitate and lead this transformational change.

Our client is looking to continue their transformation of the support structure, processes, and systems which underpin the Student Education Service and aspects of the student journey. This will require them to invest in a further range of technology solutions which will enhance the student experience; support the curricular innovation on which our market position depends and facilitate a more agile and responsive approach to workload management for both academic and support staff.

Essential Experience
 An experienced Senior Project Manager with experience in delivering both projects and programmes of work
 Previous experience working in a Higher Education environment or heavily regulated industry.
 Degree or professional qualification, as well as knowledge of MS Project, Prince2, Managing Successful Programmes and APM Body of Knowledge
 Significant recent experience in applying best practice project and programme methodologies successfully in concurrent complex projects and programmes, throughout their respective life cycles.
 Ability to work confidently and assertively with a range of senior stakeholders, using coaching, negotiating, communication and influencing skills to achieve successful outcomes.
 Experience of managing external parties including suppliers and other partners.
 Ability to be flexible, creative and self-motivated in approaching complex organisational issues, with an ability to ensure delivery of real measurable benefits through strong organisation and prioritisation skills.
 Experience of leading and managing project teams, achieving results through other people without necessarily using formal line management authority.
 Demonstrates a good understanding of Higher Education combined with ability to challenge accepted norms.
 Excellent skills in leading and facilitating workshops and events; providing structure to enable groups to function effectively.
 Strong problem solving and analytical capability; confident dealing with complex financial, performance, strategy and organisational information.

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