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Digital Project Manager

Digital Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £40,322 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent, working 37 hours per week
Release Date:  Thursday 08 October 2020
Closing Date:   Monday 26 October 2020
Interview Date:   Monday 16 November 2020
Reference:  DS19-08RA

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke in to the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019  we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly experienced and motivated project manager role to join the Digital Transformation team made up of Project Managers and Business and Test Analysts.

The successful candidate will report to the Digital Transformation Manager and will manage projects from the Digital transformation portfolio which enables the University’s Digital Vision.

With proven experience in managing digital projects, understanding the principles, tools and techniques for the effective management of a portfolio of projects through to business benefits, the role holder will have in depth experience of different project methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile working within project frameworks and departmental project governance frameworks to support delivery.

Self-motivated, well organised and with a positive approach to work, you will take responsibility for the definition, approach, management and satisfactory completion of projects. The role holder will identify, assess and manage project risks to the success of the project and ensure that realistic project plans are maintained with regular communication with stakeholders. The successful applicant will manage the change control procedure and ensure that project deliverables are completed within agreed cost, timescale and resource budgets and are signed off and quality assured.

It is essential that you possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and good cross functional and inter-disciplinary awareness to understand the needs, objectives and constraints of project teams and stakeholders across other functions and disciplines.

If you believe that you have the experience, passion and personal qualities to lead and manage digital projects as part of our digital transformation team to deliver our ambitious transformation portfolio then please apply now.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available:

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay

  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days

  • Excellent Pension Scheme

  • Access to continued professional and personal development

  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus

  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans


The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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