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Change & Communications Manager

University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom
£40,931 to £51,805
Closing date
Oct 3, 2022

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Pharmaceutical, Sales
Full Time
Organization Type
University and College
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')
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This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Change & Communications manager to join the University of Southampton working in partnership with the Programme Manager to drive and deliver communications and engagement within the Future Ways of Working Programme. This programme is addressing the long-term transformation to a new model of hybrid working and the associated operating model implications, whilst ensuring alignment with the new University strategy.

About the Role

To be responsible for managing complex multi-channel internal communications, change management and engagement plans, acting as a bridge between projects/programmes and relevant stakeholders, ensuring that the business is engaged and that programme outputs are fit for purpose when transitioned to business as usual.

To partner closely with other programme team members (including the Senior Leadership Team) to ensure a smooth and supportive transition for stakeholders internal and external to the University.

What you'll do
  • You will have experience in change management concepts and practices, design and delivery of communications and engagement strategies and managing people through business re-organisation / re-structures.
  • You will be able to organise, plan and deliver effective communications and engagement activities and able to use effective skills, tools, and approaches to tailor support to reactions and responses to organisational change.

What you'll bring
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to plan and manage your own workload.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively engage with colleagues at all levels
  • Experience working within a Higher Education is highly desirable.
  • A strong background in managing cross-organisational change
  • Knowledge of Business Change Management Foundation & Practitioner or equivalent experience

You will be a proactive problem solver who can manage multiple priorities to ensure that work is delivered on time to a high standard. You will be an engaged team member, but also able to work independently.

You will have a skill level (including experience and other qualifications) equivalent to achievement of a professional qualification or postgraduate degree. You will be professional, clear thinking and act as a role model within the Change Portfolio Office.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Tony Adams, Future Ways of Working Programme Manager

About the University

The University of Southampton is a research-driven institution, home to some of the world's leading minds, expanding our knowledge, and passing it on to future generations. We aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a diverse 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.

The University Change Portfolio Office is responsible for supporting the delivery of the University's strategy through our portfolio of Strategic Major Projects and Programmes. We would love you to help us achieve the remarkable and build an inclusive world.

The University of Southampton promotes a healthy work life balance with a generous holiday allowance (30+ days), defined benefit pension, flexible working, generous parental leave, and childcare provision. For more information on our benefits, please visit our human resources pages.

This position is being offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis until 31st July 2024.

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