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Senior Researcher (Evidence Synthesis) - 1 year fixed term

Senior Researcher (Evidence Synthesis)           1 year fixed term in the first instance, with possible extension

£31,656 - £37,768 per annum                 

The Faculty of Education, Health and Community is seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to initiate and develop evidence synthesis research projects and systematic reviews in partnership with researchers across a multi-discipline Faculty.

As part of a growing Evidence Synthesis team within the Faculty’s Centre for Public Health you will play a key role in contributing to an exciting programme of research and training/capacity building in evidence synthesis methods across the Faculty disciplines of health, sport and education. You will be able to demonstrate use of evidence synthesis methods in your research, and show a commitment to developing both your own understanding of the methods and the understanding of others.

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Research Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:07/08/2016
Ref No:1548


Research Fellow - Faculty of Engineering & Technology -12 months fixed term

Research Fellow in Operations Research/Optimisation/Computational Intelligence for Transport/Logistics

12 months fixed term

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position to work on a Newton Fund project funded by the British Council. The project aims at using combinatorial optimisation and computational intelligence techniques to analyse multimodal transport in maritime logistics, with a special focus on the environment of an ASEAN country, to improve performance and access.  You will join the Liverpool LOgistics, Offshore and Marine (LOOM) Research Institute. The work is interdisciplinary and ideally requires a blend of skills across computing science, operational research, and computational intelligence.

The required qualification and experience is a PhD or near PhD completion in Computing, Engineering or Mathematics or other relevant areas with a focus on operational research or computational intelligence, and a proportionate publication record. You should have strong programming skills and experience in working with combinatorial problems. Experience in working with ASEAN partners, preferably Vietnam, and experience in a Newton project would be advantageous.

The research fellow should show strong motivation for independent research, the ability to communicate with other team members, and the will to assist with preparing future grant proposals.

  Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Trung Thanh Nguyen, LOOM research institute, Liverpool John Moores University. Email: t.t.nguyen@ljmu.ac.uk

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Research Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:21/08/2016
Ref No:1547

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External Engagement Manager

External Engagement Manager

£31,656 - £37,768

Working in the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies, you will coordinate an effective engagement programme with a particular focus on the arts and cultural organisations within the Liverpool city-region and beyond. 

You will lead on the planning and delivery of public engagement activities and support the Faculty to deliver income-generating activities and public-facing research projects.  You will also work with colleagues across the Faculty to facilitate the organisation and delivery of income-generating activities to exploit the commercial potential of our workshop and studio infrastructure. At a corporate level, you will support the management of the University’s relationships with its arts and cultural partnerships, with a particular focus on Tate Liverpool.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Joe Yates, tel: 0151 231 4872 or Lyndsey Philip tel: 0151 231 4874.

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Admin Vacancy Type: Other Vacancies
Closing Date:02/08/2016
Ref No:1543

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Post Graduate Research Assistant in Psychology (173.06 hours)

Post-graduate Research Assistant in Psychology

173.06 hours (£16.88 per hour)

The School of Natural Sciences and Psychology are seeking a post-graduate researcher to join a British Academy funded project investigating laypeople’s beliefs of suicide. The RA will be qualified at MSc-level and will have suitable skills in conducting qualitative and experimental research studies on the sensitive topic of suicide, including data collection from online fora as well as based in psychology laboratories. Knowledge of the suicide literature, research experience in this area, and skills in designing a project website would be of advantage.

The post is fixed-term and funded by the British Academy until 30 July 2017.

The post involves initially carrying out qualitative studies tapping laypeople’s beliefs of suicide using the prototype theory. Subsequently, these beliefs will be used to conduct experimental studies in the laboratory. Although this project does not study suicidality among people who are at risk of ending their lives, nonetheless the studies and the research topic are of highly sensitive nature and require high ethical conduct from the researcher.

You will hold a good postgraduate degree and have a keen interest in cognitive/social psychology (or related disciplines. As well as experience of data collection and analysis and the use of basic statistical packages, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage your own research and administrative activities.

The day-to-day management in Liverpool will be undertaken by Dr Masi Noor and Dr Jennifer McLaughlin.

The postholder will need to be available to start in post in August or at the latest in early September 2016.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Tuesday 2 August 2016.

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Part Time
Job Type: Research Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:27/07/2016
Ref No:1546

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Research Assistant in Criminal Justice (0.2fte) - 6 months fixed term

Researc Assistant in Criminal Justice (0.2fte) - 6 months fixed term

£20,989 - £25,023 per annum (pro rata)

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Research Assistant to support Criminal Justice researchers within the School of Law (Principal Investigator Dr. Helena Gosling). You will work on a project entitled ‘Learning Together’, which seeks to examine the role of higher education in the desistance process. 

The successful applicant will be expected to assist with the design and delivery of the project and to contribute towards the dissemination of the findings.

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Part Time
Job Type: Research Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:02/08/2016
Ref No:1545

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Research Assistant - 6 months fixed term (420 hours)

Research Assistant - Temporary for 6 months, 420 hours over the duration of the contract

£25,769 pro rata per annum

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Research Assistant to support the School of Sports Science, Leisure and Nutrition to work on a curriculum enhancement project entitled ‘Mind the gap – an investigation into what a 21st century learner looks like’.  This will be a six month part time project which will include administrative work related to data collection, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, the conduct of focus groups with staff and students, administration and analysis of questionnaires and evaluation related to dissemination events.

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Part Time
Job Type: Research Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:24/07/2016
Ref No:1538

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Lecturer/Senior in Sociology (0.6fte)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sociology (0.6fte) 

£38,896 - £47,801 per annum pro rata.

The School of Humanities and Social Science seeks to appoint a dynamic, creative and experienced individual to this position.  

You should have a good first degree and a PhD in a relevant area, coupled with teaching experience at HE level.   You will have relevant research experience and publications and will be able to make a valuable contribution to the research culture of the subject area.  

You will contribute to a group of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Sociology.  An ability to teach on a contemporary, critical sociology programme is essential.  We require expertise to be able to teach in at least two of the following areas: Sociological Theory, Research Methods (Quantitative).  The ability to contribute to (in addition, not instead of) at least one of the following would also be welcome: the sociology of the environment, memory, Mobilities, religion is welcome. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will take up the post in September 2016.

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Part Time
Job Type: Academic Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:03/08/2016
Ref No:1519

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Head of Maritime Centre

Head of Maritime Centre

£49,230 - £55,389 per annum

The Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering is seeking to appoint a Head of the Maritime Centre to lead the delivery of commercial maritime professional training, including marine simulation based training and the application of its simulation capabilities to commercial training, consultancy, and research programmes. The ideal applicant will have relevant qualifications, preferably to PhD level, in maritime operations or marine engineering, together with relevant industrial experience. You must have good business networking and communication skills and the ability to generate UK and international business.

Informal enquiries may be made to Head of Department Professor Ian Jenkinson, email: i.d.jenkinson@ljmu.ac.uk

 

 

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Manager Vacancy Type: Other Vacancies
Closing Date:04/08/2016
Ref No:1530

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Marketing

£38,896 - £47,801 per annum

An enthusiastic academic is sought to join and contribute to the successful, expanding and developing Business Studies Programme within Liverpool Business School. You should have a PhD or be near completion that is ready to submit or just have submitted in the area of marketing. You will have teaching experience and would have ideally published. Professional Body qualifications would be desirable.

For further information, please contact Alistair Beere the Programme Leader on 0151 231 3806 or email at A.S.Beere@ljmu.ac.uk

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Academic Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:04/08/2016
Ref No:1531

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management

Lecture/Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management

£38,896 - £47,801 per annum

An enthusiastic academic is sought to join and contribute to the successful, expanding and developing Business Studies Programme within Liverpool Business School. You should have a PhD or be near completion that is ready to submit or just have submitted in the area of Strategic Management. You will have teaching experience and would have ideally published.

For further information, please contact Alistair Beere the Programme Leader on 0151 231 3806 or email at A.S.Beere@ljmu.ac.uk

 

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Academic Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:04/08/2016
Ref No:1533

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Reader in Creative Writing

Reader in Creative Writing

£49,230 - £55,389 per annum

The Liverpool Screen School seeks to appoint a Reader in Creative Writing to implement and supervise the delivery of Creative Writing research strategies that align with the University’s overarching research strategy. 

Creative Writing at the Liverpool Screen School is offered as a single and joint honours programme at undergraduate level and students are encouraged to develop their own creative skills as well the intellectual and analytical skills to improve their work through the study of poetry, prose and scriptwriting.  The department also offers two Masters programmes in Writing and Screenwriting, with the latter accredited by Skillset.

The appointed person will have a proven record in the publication of creative and critical work of high quality, and will provide research leadership for the Creative Writing team and the wider school. The appointee will ideally have a strong profile as a writer of prose, and experience of working in a department with an emphasis on practice as research.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Rachel McLean, Director of the Liverpool Screen School, on Tel: 0151 231 4760 or email r.mclean@ljmu.ac.uk

 

 

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Academic Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:07/08/2016
Ref No:1529

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Commercialisation Officer (LCR 4.0) Fixed term

Commercialisation Officer (LCR 4.0) - Fixed term to 31 Sept 2019 subject to ESIF funding

£38,896 - £47,801 per annum

The Engineering & Technology Research Institute (ETRI) at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) comprises of seven leading research groups bringing together a broad range of disciplines from astrophysics to bio-engineering and computer games technology to microwave research. ETRI is based within the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, a newly structured Faculty with a dynamic approach to teaching, research and industrial outreach activities.

We are seeking to develop a dedicated, highly motivated team to be responsible for the delivery of the LCR 4.0 programme, an exciting new initiative part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will increase productivity in Liverpool City Region (LCR) manufacturing organisations through the development of smarter products, processes and supply chains. LCR 4.0 offers the opportunity for LCR to position itself at the forefront of an emerging global revolution in manufacturing driven by technology advances merging digital and physical worlds. The programme will be truly transformational being the first region to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies to increase productivity and stimulate sustainable economic growth.

As part of the team, we are seeking an Intellectual Property and Commercialisation Officer who will be responsible for identifying and evaluating commercial opportunities and exploitation routes to support business growth and increase productivity for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) within LCR. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing and innovative organisation along with unparalleled opportunities for career development.  An exciting place to work, ETRI has expertise comprising of an in-house multi-disciplinary team of engineering and business specialists and is supported by leading academics and scientists from LJMU.

You will be a flexible, dynamic and enthusiastic individual with experience of commercialisation strategies and Intellectual Property with excellent communication skills and fully conversant with Microsoft Office and Internet Applications. You will join a multidisciplinary team focusing on working closely with SMEs and the research base within the University to enhance productivity and develop and implement strategies to stimulate the development of new products through innovation practices. Reporting to the Strategic Manager responsible for the project, you will also be required to support the activities of the wider team, and have the ability to work using your own initiative.

You should have relevant experience of commercialisation and Intellectual Property Protection in engineering or a closely related subject.

The post is part-funded by ERDF as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme. The post is fixed term until 30th September 2019 and will be offered subject to the approval of European Regional Development Funding.

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Technical Vacancy Type: Other Vacancies
Closing Date:24/07/2016
Ref No:1526

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Industrial Funding Officer (LCR 4.0) Fixed term

Industrial Funding Officer (LCR 4.0) – Fixed term to 30 Sept 2019 subject to ESIF funding

£31,656 £37,768 per annum

The Engineering & Technology Research Institute (ETRI) at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) comprises of seven leading research groups bringing together a broad range of disciplines from astrophysics to bio-engineering and computer games technology to microwave research. ETRI is based within the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, a newly structured Faculty with a dynamic approach to teaching, research and industrial outreach activities.

We are seeking to develop a dedicated, highly motivated team to be responsible for the delivery of the LCR 4.0 programme, an exciting new initiative part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will increase productivity in Liverpool City Region (LCR) manufacturing organisations through the development of smarter products, processes and supply chains. LCR 4.0 offers the opportunity for LCR to position itself at the forefront of an emerging global revolution in manufacturing driven by technology advances merging digital and physical worlds. The programme will be truly transformational being the first region to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies to increase productivity and stimulate sustainable economic growth.

As part of the team, we are seeking an Industrial Funding Officer who will be responsible for identifying and developing funding and investment opportunities and brokering commercial partnerships for research and innovation. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing and innovative organisation along with unparalleled opportunities for career development.  An exciting place to work, ETRI has expertise comprising of an in-house multi-disciplinary team of engineering and business specialists and is supported by leading academics and scientists from LJMU.

You will be a flexible, dynamic and enthusiastic individual with experience of the grant funding and investment landscape, proposal writing and consortium building with excellent communication skills and fully conversant with Microsoft Office and Internet Applications. You will join a multidisciplinary team focusing on working closely with SMEs and the research base within the University to enhance productivity and develop and implement strategies to stimulate the development of new products through innovation practices. Reporting to the Strategic Manager responsible for the project, you will also be required to support the activities of the wider team, and have the ability to work using your own initiative.

You should have relevant experience of writing research grant proposals and developing investment opportunities in engineering or a closely related subject.

The post is part-funded by ERDF as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme. The post is fixed term until 30th September 2019 and will be offered subject to the approval of European Regional Development Funding.

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Admin Vacancy Type: Other Vacancies
Closing Date:24/07/2016
Ref No:1527

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Industry Support Officer (LCR 4.0) Fixed term

Industry Support Officer (LCR 4.0) – Fixed term to 31 March 2019 subject to ESIF Funding

£25,769 - £30,738 per annum

The Engineering & Technology Research Institute (ETRI) at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) comprises of seven leading research groups bringing together a broad range of disciplines from astrophysics to bio-engineering and computer games technology to microwave research. ETRI is based within the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, a newly structured Faculty with a dynamic approach to teaching, research and industrial outreach activities.

We are seeking to develop a dedicated, highly motivated team to be responsible for the delivery of the LCR 4.0 programme, an exciting new initiative part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will increase productivity in Liverpool City Region (LCR) manufacturing organisations through the development of smarter products, processes and supply chains. LCR 4.0 offers the opportunity for LCR to position itself at the forefront of an emerging global revolution in manufacturing driven by technology advances merging digital and physical worlds. The programme will be truly transformational being the first region to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies to increase productivity and stimulate sustainable economic growth.

As part of the team, we are seeking an Industry Support Officer who will be responsible for monitoring client activity in line with ERDF rules and regulations. The role requires a candidate with excellent IT skills and experience of providing administrative support for ERDF projects. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing and innovative organisation along with unparalleled opportunities for career development.  An exciting place to work, ETRI has expertise comprising of an in-house multi-disciplinary team of engineering and business specialists and is supported by leading academics and scientists from LJMU.

You will be a flexible, dynamic and enthusiastic individual with experience of monitoring processes and procedures for maintaining timesheets and client activity paperwork in line with ERDF regulations. You will join a multidisciplinary team focusing on working closely with SMEs and the research base within the University to enhance productivity and develop and implement strategies to stimulate the development of new products through innovation practices. Reporting to the Strategic Manager responsible for the project, you will also be required to support the activities of the wider team, and have the ability to work using your own initiative.

Ideally you should have relevant experience of complex monitoring procedures for ERDF projects and the implementation of effective auditable systems and processes.

The post is part-funded by ERDF as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme. The post is fixed term until 30th September 2019 and will be offered subject to the approval of European Regional Development Funding.

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Admin Vacancy Type: Other Vacancies
Closing Date:24/07/2016
Ref No:1528

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental Remote Sensing

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Environmental Remote Sensing

£38,896 – £47,801 per annum

The School of Natural Sciences and Psychology seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer with an established or growing reputation for conducting research of leading international quality in Geography / Environmental Sciences. We welcome applications from candidates with a proven track-record in remote sensing of earth surface processes in glacial, catchment (river) or coastal environments, particularly the application of UAV Technology within these systems. Consideration may be given to appoint at Reader level for a candidate with a strong research profile appropriate for that level. This appointment is part of a strategic investment to build research capacity within the Environment Research Group and to foster cross-faculty interdisciplinary research collaborations in geospatial technology at LJMU.

For further information or for an informal discussion about the post please contact Dr Jason Kirby (Subject Head for Geography and Environmental Science) on 0151 231 2410 or email j.r.kirby@ljmu.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Academic Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:01/08/2016
Ref No:1524


Research Engineer (LCR 4.0) Fixed term

Research Engineer (LCR 4.0) – Fixed term to 31 Sept 2019 subject to ESIF funding

£38,896 - £47,801 per annum

The Engineering & Technology Research Institute (ETRI) at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) comprises of seven leading research groups bringing together a broad range of disciplines from astrophysics to bio-engineering and computer games technology to microwave research. ETRI is based within the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, a newly structured Faculty with a dynamic approach to teaching, research and industrial outreach activities.

We are seeking to develop a dedicated, highly motivated team to be responsible for the delivery of the LCR 4.0 programme, an exciting new initiative part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which will increase productivity in Liverpool City Region (LCR) manufacturing organisations through the development of smarter products, processes and supply chains. LCR 4.0 offers the opportunity for LCR to position itself at the forefront of an emerging global revolution in manufacturing driven by technology advances merging digital and physical worlds. The programme will be truly transformational being the first region to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies to increase productivity and stimulate sustainable economic growth.

As part of the team, we are seeking a Research Engineer who will be responsible for providing manufacturing value assessments to SMEs by delivering plans and solutions for new product innovation and introducing new technology to SMEs. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing and innovative organisation along with unparalleled opportunities for career development.  An exciting place to work, ETRI has expertise comprising of an in-house multi-disciplinary team of engineering and business specialists and is supported by leading academics and scientists from LJMU.

You will be a flexible, dynamic and enthusiastic individual with experience of developing solutions for manufacturing organisations through the provision of manufacturing operational efficiency assessments and process improvements. You will join a multidisciplinary team focusing on working closely with SMEs and the research base within the University to enhance productivity and develop and implement strategies to stimulate the development of new products through innovation practices. Reporting to the Strategic Manager responsible for the project, you will also be required to support the activities of the wider team, and have the ability to work using your own initiative.

Ideally you should have relevant experience of Industry 4.0 and the benefits that manufacturing organisations can gain from adopting new technological advancements.

The post is part-funded by ERDF as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme. The post is fixed term until 30th September 2019 and will be offered subject to the approval of European Regional Development Funding.

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Research Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:24/07/2016
Ref No:1525

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Policing Studies (0.5fte) - fixed term to March 2017

 

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Policing Studies (0.5fte) - Fixed Term to March 2017

£38,896 – £47,801 pro-rata per annum

The Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies is seeking to appoint a dynamic academic with a proven track record in teaching and research excellence to contribute to our expanding Policing portfolio. We are committed to improving the employability of our graduates and seek to appoint an academic who can further enhance our work in this area.

You should have strong quantitative research skills and have a Doctorate in Policing/Criminology or a cognate area; this to be coupled with an appropriate level of teaching experience at degree level and a commitment to teaching excellence. You should also have a strong research profile, commensurate with the stage of your career, and a commitment to developing both your own research and the activities of the Policing area more generally. Details of the current research interests in Policing can be found at:  

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/research/centres-and-institutes/the-liverpool-centre-for-advanced-policing-studies

An ability to teach quantitative research methods is essential while the ability to teach in one or more of the following areas is desirable- policing; criminal justice policy and practice or criminological theory.

Informal enquires may be made to the Policing Studies Programme Leader - Steve Moss Tel: 0151 231 5079   e-mail: s.j.moss@ljmu.ac.uk

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Hours: Part Time
Job Type: Academic Vacancy Type: Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date:28/07/2016
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Project Delivery Manager

Project Delivery Manager

£49,230 - £55,389 per annum

Thanks to an ambitious growth plan, focused on providing an exceptional student experience by providing high quality teaching supported by ground breaking research, Liverpool John Moores University is an exciting and challenging place to build a career. The University embraces technology to the positive advantage of staff, students and partners, and its IT function is looking to expand with the recruitment of a variety of roles, primarily associated with project delivery.

The Project Delivery Manager will lead a team comprising a project manager, business analysts, testers and a project support officer. The group will be responsible for all aspects of the delivery of a range of projects on behalf of the University and will work in close partnership with the Business Systems Manager, who leads and manages the systems development resource.

You will act as the senior project manager within IT Services, taking a hands-on approach to the management and delivery of specific critical projects. The projects will cover a wide spectrum, including the development of new functionality in existing systems, the procurement and implementation of new systems and occasionally, the delivery of major pieces of infrastructure work such as relocating a data centre.

While the majority of projects will be those that increase business capability through development of the existing system landscape, you must be able to evidence good project management skills against a variety of projects of varying scale. The role will also involve liaising with a variety of stakeholders and senior sponsors, and using a variety of methodologies and governance.

You will be accountable for articulating, tracking and ensuring high quality delivery across the entire IT services portfolio. This will involve all aspects of portfolio management including: high level portfolio shaping; identifying solutions; proposing specific projects via business cases and ensuring approved projects are delivered to a high standard, with good engagement and communication with all key stakeholders (both immediate and extended).

 

Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Manager Vacancy Type: Other Vacancies
Closing Date:24/07/2016
Ref No:1485

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