Project Manager (Systems Implementation)
Salary will be dependent on knowledge, skills and experience
Investigo are proud to be partnering with St John’s College, who currently have an opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join their team on a contract basis.
About the College
St John’s College is one of the larger colleges in the University of Oxford. Founded in 1555 by Sir Thomas White, the College is a long-established member of the thirty-eight colleges of Oxford University. Like all colleges, it is an independent, self-governing establishment, which functions both as an academic institution and as a social and residential centre for its members. The College has around 650 students, 100 Fellows and 200 non-academic staff.
Systems Implementation Project
As part of ongoing ICT improvements, St John’s College are about to embark on an exciting and major systems transformation project and has recently agreed to purchase “Kinetic” a new database to manage student rooms as well as handling conferences and events. The vision for the system implementation project is to provide a more efficient, accurate, robust and integrated room bookings and events system, in turn automating and enhancing the student billing experience during term time. Kinetic will replace the current paper-based system and is scheduled to go live in time for the 2018/19 academic year.
This role is critical to the College and under the direction of the Domestic and Conference Manager the Project Manager will be responsible for leading the system integration change project and being the subject matter expert. Owning the full end to end lifecycle of the project from designing the business and technical requirements, co-ordinating the stakeholders and project sponsors across the domestic, finance and IT departments, to planning the integration road map, system implementation, user training and successful go-live.
Main responsibilities include:
In addition to the above there may be further smaller IT projects that will run concurrently with this and require you to design and take the lead on.
The successful candidate will be a strong leader and have proven experience in managing complex IT change projects and system integrations. Along with this, they are looking for someone who can adjust easily to change in project priorities and ambiguity. The ability to challenge the status quo when required and demonstrate independent thought, judgment and creativity is also key to success in the role. Excellent communication skills and the ability to analyse and solve problems are essential. The role would suit someone seeking to apply technical and project management skills gained through working in an IT enabled change environment. Experience of working in an academic organisation such as a College, University, or a Non-for Profit organisation would be advantageous.
The length of the contract will be for a period of 18 – 24 months and will require the successful candidate to be available on short notice, and to have started no later than the beginning of September 2017.
For a confidential discussion and/or a full job description, please contact Tracey Perry at Investigo (email firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (01184 024250 or 07711373307)