Senior Project Manager

University of Leeds

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Are you a Senior Project Manager with a can do attitude who can help translate a vision into reality?­ Do you possess leadership qualities and the ability to work with diverse groups of people in order to deliver results that make a difference? Are you able to think and plan clearly, seeking out the best way forward and motivating others to work effectively as a team?

We are looking to enhance our project management team to support a number of business critical projects over the next 3 years.

The post involves close, day-to-day working with a wide range of individuals and organisations, including very senior staff and strong, flexible and dynamic working relationships are critically important.

You will have responsibility for developing and implementing robust project governance, planning and management arrangements, and for ensuring that projects meet delivery targets in line with Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre strategic objectives.

You will also be responsible for the management of project and delivery teams, and for driving and coordinating the involvement of external organisations and stakeholders in project governance and delivery, working at a national level.

As Senior Project Manager, you will directly assist the Head of Corporate Planning and Programmes across a range of project management responsibilities, and play a central role in the development, application and continuous improvement of project management within the Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre and wider National Institute for Health Research.

At the University of Leeds, we are committed to providing a culture of inclusion, respect and equity of opportunity that attracts, supports, and retains the best students and staff from all backgrounds. Whatever role we recruit for we are always striving to increase the diversity of our community, which each individual helps enrich and cultivate.  We particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community; people who identify as LGBT+; and disabled people.  

We have identified that disabled people and Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people are currently underrepresented in this role and particularly welcome applications. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability. 

Ann Wieland, Head of Corporate Planning and Programmes 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0453

Email: [email protected]  

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The School of Medicine holds a Gold Athena Swan award.   We are committed to being an inclusive Medical School that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. 

Location:  Leeds or London
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  National Institute of Health and Care Research
Section:  Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade 8

£43,414 to £51,805
p.a. pro rata
plus London Weighting of £4,776 p.a. where applicable
Working Time:  1 FTE
Post Type: 

Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (31 March 2024)
Release Date:  Friday 17 March 2023
Closing Date:  Friday 31 March 2023
Reference:  MHNCC1504
Downloads:  Candidate Brief

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