Portfolio Manager, Postgraduate Programmes

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The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a globally influential institute within the University of Cambridge working on a mission to develop leadership and solutions towards a sustainable economy. More information can be found at https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/about.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Postgraduate Programmes team, which runs our expanding suite of Master's-level programmes designed to build the capacity of professionals to bring about positive change for sustainability within their organisations.

This new and exciting role will work closely with Portfolio Director, taking responsibility for ensuring that the portfolio's resourcing, policies and processes support delivery in line with CISLs strategy and our quality standards. You will work closely and sensitively with the Portfolio Director, and central teams to understand the big picture and strategic aims, and ensure we have the right team in place to deliver against this.

Key skills and experience:

  • Degree/Level 6 vocational qualifications or equivalent level of practical experience
  • Significant experience in project management, including managing project teams, financial planning, data analysis and delivering work to a high quality within project budgets and tight timeframes
  • Experience of utilising and establishing consistent and effective project management systems across a team or organisation
  • Experience of business and resource planning across multi million pound portfolios
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Excellent knowledge of IT systems that enable effective operational management (including financial management, communications, knowledge sharing) and very confident in working with CRM-based databases
  • Ability to train colleagues in key systems and processes, and translate complex tasks and expectations into clear and practical clear, practical implementation approaches
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to demonstrate accuracy and fluency in spoken and written communications, which ensure the delivery of results, build trust and confidence
  • What you'll receive:

    • Working 37 hours per week
    • 41 days annual leave (inc bank holidays)
    • Excellent benefits including a generous pension scheme, discount portal, cycle to work scheme, access to the university accommodation service, employee assistance programme, family friendly policies along with many more
    • Extensive development opportunities
    • This post is permanent, full-time and located in Cambridge/hybrid remotely.

      We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

      Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

      If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Recruitment@cisl.cam.ac.uk.

      Please quote reference EN38047 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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