University of Northampton

Job Type

Full Time Fixed Term


£44,263 – £54,395 per annum


Waterside Campus

About The Job

Fixed Term until 31 December 2024

Interview Date: 10 October 2023

Reporting to the SRS Programme Manager this well-defined, ambitious SITS implementation programme; the post holder will be responsible for the overall programmes PMO function. They will own, oversee and embed processes, controls, reporting and assurance activities are delivered to agreed quality standards.

Working both with the SRS Programme team, business partners and managing key relationships with the University Leadership team, they will be the linch pin holding together the governance and strategic communication and assurance channels to the SRS Programme board.

The will manage day to day controls around the programmes financial budget, work with the finance BP to ensure ongoing alignment, whilst overseeing the management of the programme plan to time & cost.

They will also coordination all programme level reporting (board and stakeholder), financials, resource management, programme plan monitoring, external and internal auditing and deep dives.

The university has already gone live with Admissions, this post is a newly created leadership position siting with a small lean programme team.  This will give the postholder the autonomy and the flexibility to leave their mark within the programme. This position will provide the successful candidate the chance to be part of team who are delivering exceptional results for the University of Northampton and offer an opportunity to build a resume that will make them stand out.

The successful applicant will be able to utilise our Smarter working approach.  Working in a hybrid working pattern, being required to travel to the Northampton Waterside Campus for key events, such as planning, deployment and launch.

About You

The successful candidate should be an experienced Programme level PMO specialist, who has already delivered PMO at this level within a large transformational change programme.

They will have strong leadership capabilities, have a collaborative, but pragmatic approach to PMO.

As the PMO capability at UoN in new, they will be expected to showcase and deliver value through the changes and improvements they make within the SRS programme.

They will have experience of working with senior strategic stakeholders and be confident to support the SRS Programme manager, deputising when required.


Desirable – The job holder will be educated to Degree level or equivalent – including English and Maths GCSE

IT Services

This position is based in IT Services. It is part of the SRS Programme function and reports into the SRS Programme manager.

About Us

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

Right To Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change

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