Role: Data Project Manager
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on experience (when working full time max 35 hours per week)
Location: Hybrid - office based with full flexibility to work from home or at any of our hubs – London, Bristol, Manchester and Harwell.
We believe in ‘Technology for Good’ – in improving lives through education and research. Our people want to make a real change – 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. Being a social enterprise means that no matter how small our individual actions are, the positive impact on our collective is huge.
We’re a place unlike any other, where the best of education fuses with the best of technology to create a unique model with unique opportunities and interesting problems to solve in a diverse and inclusive environment. It’s what keeps our work varied, original and surprising – and that’s why we love it.
We’re gearing up for our most exciting chapter yet – one with the chance to both build new systems and make our mark by improving old ones. Our story will be written by those ready to take on challenges and see them through; the kind of people who never stop learning, celebrating differences and using it to drive better solutions.
This role is line managed via Jisc’s Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) and functionally sits within the data projects team in the Data Analytics directorate. The data projects team supports a wide range of project management activities of different sizes and complexity across DA. As a result, this team deploys tailored approaches to traditional (waterfall) and agile (scrum) project management methodologies.
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 could be exactly what we need!
We are looking for:
• Proven track record of delivering a number of short/ medium term projects as a designated Project Manager.
• Direct experience of implementing waterfall or agile project management approaches.
• Experience of working with a multitude of stakeholders, customers in the context of project management, change and delivery.
• Demonstrable experience of delivering new (software) products or additional product functionality.
• Someone who is comfortable working in a matrix-managed environment.
About the role:
You will be leading a wide variety of different projects, ranging from small system implementations through to large complex strategic projects with significant business impact. You will be collaborating with senior managers, stakeholders and subject matter experts from across the business (e.g. quality, information security, process) and drawing their expertise in to support project delivery.
Other responsibilities may include:
• Educating and coaching staff to encourage adoption of best-practice project management approaches.
• On an operational day-to-day basis, work closely with DA’s Senior Data Project Manager to inform and implement EPMO standards and procedures.
• Where applicable, ensure that Agile practices and rules are clearly defined, understood and adhered to.
Why work at Jisc:
We want to make sure our people have the flexibility they need to balance their personal lives and do well at work. So, we focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working, including flexible hours and working from home.
We’re always learning and developing. All our people have access to a huge variety of learning resources to help them achieve this.
Our benefits are great too. We offer:
• 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and three additional days Christmas closure) and flexible agile working
• A range of health and wellbeing benefits, including access to wellbeing support
• The option to join a generous pension scheme
• A wide range of discounts, a cycle scheme, financial wellbeing savings and season ticket loans, as well as a range of other benefits
• We also offer generous parental leave arrangements, career breaks and volunteer leave
Connecting with each other is easy, thanks to our technology but getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can. Our main offices are Bristol, London, Harwell and Manchester, so you may need to travel on occasion.
Other stuff you need to know
At Jisc we celebrate diversity and know that it is critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.
If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, let us know. We will be happy to help.
Just so you know, we review CVs as we receive them, and interview as soon as we have applications that look like a good match (usually within a week). We don’t use closing dates. So, please apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this role. We advertised this role on 11/01/2022.