Job details


Strategic Insights and Planning

Responsible to

Head of the Change Portfolio Management Office


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£38,034 to £51,430 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 23 January 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

The University of Derby's Change and Portfolio Management Office (CPMO) ensures successful delivery of key projects and programmes via a project and change management framework. As a Project Manager in this area, you will oversee these projects, providing efficiency, transparency and assurance for stakeholders involved in all strategic initiatives and priority projects. 

You'll also provide support and guidance to colleagues allocated to your projects to lift and embed project and change management best practice.

You'll hold a relevant professional qualification and will have experience of managing multiple projects that deliver organisational change. You'll be comfortable engaging and influencing at a senior level across a business, as well as strong facilitation and collaboration skills.

Principal accountabilities

Portfolio Management Framework

Project Management Framework

Change Management Framework

CPMO Activity

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria



Skills, knowledge, and abilities


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

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Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position.

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