Project Manager (Respect and Inclusion)

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24 February 2021
Durham University
Location: Durham
Salary: £33,797-£40,322
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Project Manager (Respect and Inclusion)

(Job Number: 21000081)

Grade 7: - £33,797-£40,322

Open-Ended/Permanent - Full Time

Contracted Hours per Week: 35

Closing Date: 24-Feb-2021, 11:59:00 PM 

Durham University has an ambitious strategy that will build on our world-leading research, education, and wider student experience. Over the coming years we will be investing in our people, estate, and IT infrastructure to ensure that we remain one of the Worlds great universities. We recognise that providing equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and promoting a culture of inclusion are vital to our success. EDI (equality, diversity, inclusion) underpins our strategic objectives and is at the heart of creating a space where we can all flourish.

The Strategy Delivery Unit is focussed on co-ordinating and facilitating the implementation of the Universitys ambitious strategic plans. The Portfolio Management Office (PMO) sits within this unit and its purpose is to ensure that the Universitys investment in change is aligned to its strategy whilst defining and maintaining the standards of programme and project management. The Project Manager will be part of this office but will deliver key strategic projects across the University with a focus on supporting our Respect and Inclusion objectives.

The purpose of the role is to manage the delivery of projects within assigned time, cost and scope parameters. The role will be required to:

Lead the planning and implementation of project initiatives that directly support the delivery of the Universitys Respect recommendations and equality, diversity and inclusion frameworks

Collect and analyse stakeholder feedback to help define needs and requirements and the design of key deliverables

Oversee and manage project scope, tasks, deliverables, and timelines

Identify and manage project dependencies and the critical path

Matrix manage staff teams

Facilitate the delivery of benefits

At Durham University, our aim is to create an open and inclusive environment where everyone can reach their full potential and believe our staff should reflect the diversity of the global community in which we work.  We welcome and encourage applications from members of groups who are under-represented in our work force including people with disabilities, women and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. 

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.