Salary: From £50,000 per annum negotiable depending on experience
Location: Hybrid - flexibility to work from home or at any of our main hubs (London, Bristol, Manchester and Harwell)
Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. We believe education and research improves lives, and technology improves education and research.
Our vision is for the UK to be a world leader in technology for education and research and our mission is to power and empower our members with the technology and data they need to succeed. We know that digital technology has the ability to transform the student experience. We have the experience, expertise and know-how to drive that transformation.
About the role:
Working within the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) team, the purpose of this role is to provide programme management to strategically important programmes.
You will work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of programmes. You will be responsible for engaging with business analysts, development teams, programme sponsors, process owners, service owners and third-party suppliers as necessary to plan and deliver programmes according to the agreed parameters.
As a senior member of the EPMO, you will input into promoting, enabling and leading a modern, agile approach to project and programme management across the entire organisation.
Responsibilities will include:
• Applying appropriate programme management techniques to the programme including service development, implementing products for our customers and members, and business change
• Managing the programme by providing strong leadership to the programme team to deliver against agreed scope, time, quality and budget constraints
• Working closely with a variety of stakeholders at every level, both internally and externally
• Implementing governance to ensure alignment and maintain stakeholder confidence
Key Skills and Experience:
• Experience of delivering a complex technology-enabled business change programme: expectation of some hands-on project management as well as programme oversight, reporting and dependency management
• Deep knowledge and experience of agile project methodologies, especially Scrum, with the ability to tailor the approach to align with governance and transition requirements
• Ability to engage constructively and negotiate with other project stakeholders to support delivery, as well as experience of engagement with internal and external stakeholders to achieve successful change
• Strengths in driving successful delivery based on excellent relationships as well as in-depth knowledge of the programme
• Ability to lead the programme to complete delivery of a coherent, performant, operable end to end solution and support associated business change for the HE sector
• Experience of bringing together teams from different areas to deliver successfully, with alignment between concurrent activity across multiple streams and business as usual work
Don’t meet every single requirement?
We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box but we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. So, if you can do most of what we’re looking for, go ahead and apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles!
Why work at Jisc:
At Jisc, everyone plays a key role and gets the chance to feel part of it, that to us is the definition of a meaningful career. We want to create a culture of lifelong learning. You can look forward to a rewarding job with opportunities to develop and make a real difference to the education and research sectors.
We celebrate diversity, embrace our differences and know that this is critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive and we are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.
At Jisc we believe a balance between your personal and professional life is essential to your happiness and fulfilment. We work flexibly at Jisc and focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life.
We offer hybrid working and although the majority of our staff work from home, getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can. If you prefer an office environment all our hubs are open and offer a great space to work.
Our benefits are great too. We offer:
• Flexible work pattern, which can adapt to suit your schedules and personal commitments
• 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and an additional three closure days over Christmas
• A generous pension scheme with above average employer contributions
• A range of leave options, including parental leave, volunteer leave and even career breaks.
• A generous budget to attend conferences and in-person training
• Allocated allowance of up to £250 to equip your home office
• A company culture which supports and promotes personal learning and development, including access to thousands of courses on LinkedIn Learning
• Mental health first aid trained staff and supportive environment, plus your own Wellbeing allowance to spend on wellbeing for you
• Financial well-being support
• Discounts on big-name high-street stores
• Cycle to work scheme
• Employee recognition awards and travel loans
Equality, diversity and inclusion
At Jisc, we strive to be best in practice and are working hard to achieve progressive change. ‘Always inclusive’ is one of our six guiding principles - a principle which actively encourages acceptance of differences within individuals.
We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, neurodivergence, trans status, veteran status or gender identity.
Please do let us know what reasonable adjustments you need made to the application or selection process so you can do your best. We will be happy to help you.
Just so you know, we review CVs as soon as we can and aim to provide an update on your application within 4 weeks of receiving it. However, you may hear from us a lot sooner, so please keep an eye out for our emails or calls! We advertised this role on 24/04/2023