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Project Manager (Reducing casualisation)

University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom
£40,931 to £51,805
Closing date
Oct 2, 2022

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This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly skilled project manager to join the University of Southampton and run a programme that aims to reduce casualisation. This programme is a key component of the People Strategic plan and University Strategy, which recognises our people are at the core of our organisation.

As an experienced project manager, you will manage significant change projects which support the modernisation of our employment offer. This work will mark an important shift in our employment model and will bring to life some of the people related opportunities we have identified in our strategic plans.

About Us

As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, we are within the top 1% of universities worldwide.     The University's Human Resources directorate offers a wide range of advice and support to more than 6,000 staff and managers at all levels in the University's varied functions.

What you'll do
  • Understand and express the needs and wants of the wider University and work with HR colleagues to scope and plan several complex projects related to employment including the creation of an annualised hours contract and reducing the use of fixed term contracts.
  • Deliver these projects through engagement with senior stakeholders using the University's project delivery approaches.
  • Coordinate, manage and motivate project teams working in a matrix environment.
  • Track and monitor progress to report on project status using various methodologies, including board level reports, summaries, presentations, and verbal updates.

About you

You will be a proactive problem solver who can manage multiple priorities to ensure that work is delivered on time and to the required standards and budget. You will be an engaged team member, with a practical approach who is able to work independently and to manage conflicting priorities.

As an experienced, people focused project manager with an established track record of successful projects you will hold a PRINCE2 or similar qualification. Experience of working within the HE sector and/or on HR projects would be an advantage. You will have experience of planning and managing multiple projects and be able to liaise effectively with multiple stakeholders. Experience of working in a unionised environment would be beneficial.

What we can offer you

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

With a generous benefits and holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact: Sarah Hollowbread

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Dan Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email . Please quote reference 1979322DD on all correspondence.
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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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