Programme Director - Student Lifecycle , University of East London , London, South East England, Two Year FTC, Highly Competitive

Are you an experienced programme professional working at a senior level? Do you have experience of delivering complex business system and business process improvement programmes? Can you work collaboratively to influence senior colleagues and build shared outcomes?

The Student Lifecycle Programme Director will be accountable for the delivery of a mission-critical student records system programme, including the associated registry and academic business process change. This is a strategic level, Programme Director role leading a highly visible, customer-driven, technology enabled business change programme.

The University of East London has been pioneering futures since 1898. We are a careers-led university, dedicated to supporting our students to develop the skills needed to thrive in a changing world. We work with global organisations to make our courses entrepreneurial, creative, and inspirational. The University of East London has an ambitious, but achievable, goal to become the leading careers-focused, enterprising university in the UK.

This is a senior business change and leadership role. It has the scope to address any aspects of people, process and systems change required to deliver the mission-critical Student Journey Programme successfully.

The Role

  • The Programme Director will set the scope, aims and objectives of this large, technology enabled, customer journey improvement programme, setting the foundations for future success and then guiding the programme through its successful delivery.
  •  The Programme director will sensitively engage and collaborate across the University’s senior stakeholder community, ensuring the Programme receives all necessary support from Registry and Academic colleagues, whilst building trust and maintaining transparency.
  • Build and enthuse a multi-disciplinary delivery team, including both internal and 3rd party resource. Ensure delivery functions buy into the programme vision and objectives and remain fully engaged with the programme, plus have the tools and resources to enable its successful delivery.

The Candidate
  • Will have experience of successfully managing a complex and challenging student records system implementation, including re-modelling the associated business process and technology change elements, preferably gained in a Higher Education setting.
  •   Will be an impactful and nuanced communicator with gravitas and a track record of senior level engagement. You will possess a proven ability to build a shared vision for change, identify barriers to success, and work collaboratively with colleagues to overcome these.
  • Will be energetic, focused and delivery oriented. The Programme Director will be an enthusing and galvanising people leader. You will have experience creating shared visons, working across perceived organisational boundaries, and inspiring programme teams to deliver aligned business process and systems change.

For further information about this unique and exciting opportunity, please contact our advisor at Berwick Partners:

 

Alex Richardson

D: +44 161 498 3409

E: Alex.Richardson@berwickpartners.co.uk

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