Senior Change Management Specialist (Fixed Term)

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The Role There has never been a better time to join The University of Cambridge! If you're looking for a new challenge with excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment, this is the place for you. The University of Cambridge has established a number of large change initiatives to help us adopt new ways of working in support of our staff and academic mission. In the years ahead, these vital programmes and projects will help the University seize new opportunities, respond to future challenges and make an even greater contribution to society through teaching and research.
The University's Finance Transformation Programme is an ambitious programme which aims to create a compelling new future for Finance across the University of Cambridge.

Key Responsibilities * The Senior Change Management Specialist will work with sponsors and teams to drive faster adoption, higher utilisation and greater proficiency of the changes that impact staff to achieve positive results and outcomes. * Your focus will be on the people side of change including changes to business procedures, processes, systems and technology, job roles and organisation structures. * You will create and implement change management strategies and plans that maximise employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance. * You will work closely with a variety of stakeholders including the Change and Programme Management Office, the Finance Transformation Programme Management Office, the finance management team and wider finance community, Change Partners and HR Business Partners based in schools, School Secretaries and other stakeholders to collectively champion improved working practices.

About You * The ideal candidate will have experience of facilitating and promoting large-scale cross-organisational change initiatives. * You will be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how people go through change and utilise appropriate tools and techniques to enable & sustain change. * The ability to quickly build and maintain positive, collaborative relationships will also be vital. * A recognised change or transformation qualification/certification (e.g. APMG Practitioner, PROSCI level or equivalent) would be advantageous.

The Benefits In return, you will receive an extensive reward/benefit package including: * 41 days annual leave (inc bank holidays) * Flexible/hybrid working * Excellent benefits including a generous pension scheme, discount portal, cycle to work scheme, access to the university accommodation service, scheme for the reimbursement of relocation expenses, employee assistance programme, family-friendly policies along with many more.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 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.

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

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When applying, please upload your CV and cover letter which clearly sets out how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification (the knowledge, skills, and experience required for the role) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted and invited to interview based upon these criteria.

The Interview Process

Successful candidates will be invited to interview week commencing 11 December 2023.

Additional information regarding the role can be found within the further information file. If you wish to discuss this role in more detail, enquiries are welcome. Please contact the Change and Programme Management Office, via

Questions about the application process should be addressed to the Resourcing team at

Please quote reference YV39460 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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