Communication and Change Management Specialist - Strategic Workforce Programme (Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

The University is currently launching a Strategic Workforce Programme to address two of the University's top people priorities to enable us to attract, recruit and retain.

The Strategic Workforce Programme will therefore comprise two workstreams:

  • A review of the University's pay structure and pay policy
  • Career Pathways for Professional Services Staff - linked to Reimagining Professional Services

While these two workstreams will effectively be managed as two separate projects, the development of the career pathways and job families will be aligned to any new arrangements for pay.

We are therefore looking for a Communication and Change Management Specialist for the 3 year period of design and delivery phases of the Strategic Workforce Programme who's primary responsibility will be to create and implement change management strategies and plans (covering communications, training, sponsorship, the role of line managers, and resistance management) that maximise employee adoption and usage and minimise resistance.

You will have in-depth understanding of how people go through a change, the change process and appropriate tools and techniques to be applied to enable and sustain change, the ability to be flexible within a changing environment and be able to quickly build and maintain positive relationships with team-members and stakeholders.

To succeed in this role, you will have extensive experience and knowledge of change management principles and methodologies (e.g. change impact assessments, change readiness activities and change management coaching) and experience of developing and delivering comprehensive approaches to staff communications and engagement across a complex organisation.

This is an exciting and pivotal role to make a real difference to some of the top people priorities for the University. Apply today to join us!

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed: Rachel Machon, Head of Organisational Development -

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 10 December 2023.

Interviews will take place online on Monday 18 December 2023.

Please quote reference AH39521 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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