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Head of Operations Projects

IT Services

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £51,034 to £60,905 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 28 July 2020
Closing Date:  Tuesday 11 August 2020
Reference:  030320

An exciting position has arisen to work at the University as the Head of Operations Projects.  The primary focus of the role is to lead the methodology and governance of University projects in the administrative (Operations) portfolio, acting as a domain expert and advisory point on project management best practice, methodologies, governance and reporting.   This is a new role, in an exciting area of the organisation, taking a leading role in the transformation of the University.

The post holder will also lead the IT Project Management Office and Project Managers and define and implement best practices for project tools, methodologies and governance.  In addition the role has methodology and reporting responsibility across the full administrative portfolio, with a dotted reporting line into both the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Estates and Commercial Services.

The role ensures that the portfolio of capital expenditures of typically between £5-25M pa, and £1-4M operating expenditure, are managed and delivered professionally in the correct sequence to maximise the realisation of benefits.

You will be highly experienced at leading a large project portfolio, as well as leading Project Managers, ideally within an IT and wider business operations environment.

The University offers a lively, friendly, driven and rewarding work environment. The programmes have a 12 month phase one (with the expectation that these roles will build business cases for future phases) – these positions are accordingly 12 months roles, with potential to extend.

In addition to salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits package includes generous salary package, pension scheme, childcare assistance and discounted membership to our renowned Surrey Sports Park.

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