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PMO Manager

IT Services

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £40,792 to £44,559 per annum
Maternity Cover until 03-02-2020
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Wednesday 09 January 2019
Closing Date:  Friday 25 January 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  002319


Who are we?

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having been awarded the Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. We are ranked 10th in The Times Higher Education Table of Tables for UK universities in 2017, and we are the recipient of four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.

We want to ensure that our IT systems and infrastructure remain up to date and that all new developments contribute to and support the University’s business and strategic plans.

Who are you?

You have a strong track record of managing a PMO and supporting colleagues in using portfolio, programme and project management processes ideally within an IT department.

You enjoy the sense of achievement that comes from working with colleagues to solve problems and using your judgement and experience to advise and supply information to senior decision makers.

You are proactive and get a buzz from dealing with a variety of tasks at any one time to tight timescales.  You’re confident with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and with portfolio and project management tools and products. 

You are looking for an opportunity to join a professional services team in an exciting, complex and dynamic university environment at an exciting time of change. 

We have …

A varied, sophisticated IT and digital environment which supports our amazing students and staff to make wonderful things happen here.

Coherent IT and Digital Strategies which develop and support our Learning Environment, our Research Agenda and our professional services.

An excellent benefits package, with generous leave entitlement, award-winning pension scheme, child care assistance and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

Opportunities to work with talented, enthusiastic colleagues in a collaborative environment which fosters learning, research and personal and career development.

A beautiful, green campus with a lake, close to Guildford town centre and railway station, with on-site restaurants, coffee bars, shops and bus stops.

You have …

An eye for detail and take pride in delivering good quality work.

Good knowledge and experience in using and supporting portfolio, programme and project management methodologies.

A good understanding of the information needed by different stakeholders to enable informed decisions to be made on a portfolio and individual projects.

Experience in collecting, maintaining and reporting on resource management data for a project portfolio.

An interest in looking at ways to improve processes and ways of working and happy to contribute to wider change initiatives.

Excellent self-organisation, time management and communication skills, and experience in leading a small team.

An aptitude in forming effective professional relationships and networks.

We want …

To maintain our position among the UK’s Top 10 universities. To grow our national and international reputation for world-class teaching and research. To continue to attract the brightest students by giving them the best quality university experience, whether physical or digital.

To recruit and retain talented people like you to help us achieve these ambitions.

What do you want?

Come and join our University IT Services PMO and Project Management team today and help us make wonderful things happen here.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact : John Power,Head of IT Project Management on

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