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Head of Project Management Office (PMO) and Transformation

Vacancy Details

Salary: Grade 9 £55.487 - £64,296 per annum
Job Type: Support
Closing Date: 02/18/2024
Date Posted: 01/30/2024
Reference: S2090



Head of Project Management Office (PMO) and Transformation


Pittville Campus, Cheltenham


About the Department


The University of Gloucestershire is embarking on an exciting journey to transform the institution. The university has real opportunities over the next few years, building on its strong foundations in delivering excellent education outcomes in business, computing, education, arts and creative and health and social care. With a new City Campus opening in Gloucester and Cyber Hub in Cheltenham, a new Digital strategy, and work under way to implement our Education strategy, this a great time to join the University and deliver real transformation, working with regional, national and international partners. The Strategic Planning and Transformation department sits within the CFO function which is responsible for driving the university’s commercial, finance, institutional governance, transformation and strategic project delivery. The Head of PMO and Transformation reports to the Director of Strategic Planning and will lead the University’s project office and delivery of change projects across the University. The University’s project portfolio includes major estates development projects, reviewing our business processes and implementing new IT systems. The team champions the University’s programme of continuous improvement.


About the role


The Head of PMO and Transformation will join the new university leadership team and will join a team who drives forward strategic change programmes across the institution. You will be responsible for the successful delivery of a portfolio of projects, working with academic schools and professional services teams. You will manage our team of project managers, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget. You will be passionate about building great working relationships with a range of stakeholders at all levels, and will have significant programme and/or project management experience. You will lead on the design, implementation and delivery of our project management framework and will work with stakeholders to ensure there are robust project management processes and tools in place, and that project activity is properly prioritised and resourced. You will lead on delivery of strategic programmes, translating strategies into targeted initiatives and achievable project deliverables, develop programme plans, track progress and lead on the management of programme risks, issues, and dependencies. Many of our projects are grant funded and you will also support the development and submission of strategic bids for capital funds.


Key dates



Closing date: 18th February 2024  


Interview: Week commencing 28th February 2024




For more information about out benefits and working for the University please click here


To apply please click on APPLY at the bottom of this page, you will be asked to complete our application form, alternatively please submit a CV and supporting statement. Please see applicant guidance for help and advice on how to complete the application process.


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