Project Delivery Manager- Service Design-Transformation- Higher Education

£600 per day | London | Contract


Posted 27 days ago


Project Delivery Manager- Service Design/Transformation- Higher Education

Project Delivery Manager with experience of supporting complex service design/development, organisation change/transformation projects, with a focus on service development, governance, policy and organisational change is urgently needed to support our prestigious Russell Group University client on their research transformation programme.

The Project Delivery Manager will be responsible for supporting the delivery of multiple and complex key strategic projects/features, in collaboration with subject matter experts, faculties and senior stakeholders. The role will focus on process improvements to the internal customers journey to obtain research/grant funding.

Project Delivery Manager- Service Design/Transformation-Higher Education-Essential Experience

  • Successful involvement in service design, development and/or organisational change/transformation project work.
  • Experience and evidence of involvement in service development, governance, policy, process and organisational change.
  • Effective end-to-end project delivery experience from scoping to achieving outcomes
  • Ability to use of a range of delivery management methodologies, principles and techniques to plan, monitor and progress delivery to completion.
  • Capability to ensuring a focus on people throughout: delivering change while building trust and buy-in.
  • Experience of working on process improvement programmes with knowledge of lean six sigma.
  • Influencing and negotiation skill to work with stakeholders to keep things on track and ensure progress in the face of uncertainty of different perspectives
  • Pragmatism and flexibility to implement delivery approaches to suit organisational context.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills to work with senior leaders and peers in a collaborative and consultative manner that enables delivery.
  • Experience of delivering within complex programmes and projects in large organisations
  • Experience of managing a project team involving programme and operational staff. Influencing team members not under direct management.
  • Highly collaborative, able to work colleagues in a wide variety of contexts, delivering results that consider the widest needs of the organisation
  • Ability to work within a SAFe Agile environment, including Termly Increment (TI) Planning, as well as with Product Teams.

Project Delivery Manager- Service Design/Transformation- Higher Education- Desirable Experience

  • Experience of working within a complex and large scale environment, within a higher education, research, government, legal, regulatory, international or equivalent environment.
  • Experience of large-scale recruitment, including use of recruitment systems
  • Professional Agile or Project Management Qualification
  • Understanding of SAFe Agile, Scrum and Kanban and an ability to implement them in a complex environment.

This contract is inside IR35 for an initial 6 month duration at the beginning of a 3 year programme so there is scope to extend.

Hybrid working with 1-2 days on site per week in central London.

InterQuest Group is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy. InterQuest Group is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, religion/belief, race, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, sex or sexual orientation. Please make us aware if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.