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IT Project Manager

Kent and Medway Medical School

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  £34,804 to £40,322 per annum
Grade:  Grade 7
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 12 Months
Release Date:  Tuesday 05 November 2019
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 20 November 2019  (unless otherwise stated)
Interview Date:  Thursday 05 December 2019
Reference:  KMMS-017-19

Are you a project manager with proven experience within an information services department, a library or a higher education environment? Do you have a flair for managing relationships and driving projects forward? Are you a great problem solver and excited by the opportunity to help build a new Medical School from scratch? 

If so, we would like to hear from you.

Working closely with IT Development and support teams at both Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent, you will plan, deliver and monitor the IT systems for managing student data, user identity and student experience for the Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS). 

You will be required to consult with stakeholders, gather feedback and draw upon skills in negotiation and influencing across institutions, in order to deliver projects that will ensure KMMS students have the best possible experience with us.

As IT Project Manager (KMMS) you will:

  • develop and refine project proposals in collaboration with project sponsors
  • coordinate and steer project activities, including the work of other staff and contractors, in order to deliver projects
  • monitor and report on progress, identify and manage issues and risks and propose solutions
  • ensure project outputs are delivered to a high standard and meet, or exceed, customer expectations

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • to be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience
  • a proved record of accomplishment in project management within a library, information service department or higher education environment
  • experience of managing and motivating inter-disciplinary teams
  • adaptability and readiness for the challenge of starting a medical school from scratch

Our vision for the Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) is to create a new medical school for Kent and Medway that becomes a beacon for first-class medical education and research. The School will attract the most talented aspiring doctors from within the local community and beyond, offering training and development opportunities that will help to keep that talent in Kent and Medway. Lead by its Founding Dean, Professor Chris Holland, the School will open in September 2020, offering 100 undergraduate medical places on a yearly basis.

Interviews are planned for the week commencing 2 December 2019.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: KMMS-017-19

We particularly welcome applications from female and black and ethnic minority candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area
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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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