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Head of People Business Portfolio

Job Description

Job Description

With an exciting pipeline of transformational projects, and as a pivotal member of the people team, you will take ownership and accountability for the planning and delivery of all People & Culture Strategic workstreams, projects and programmes within the People & Culture portfolio. You will be based in Cambridge, but you will have a global reach.

A member of many teams

As a Senior Project Management professional reporting into the Director of Change Management and working alongside the Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for identifying, prioritising and coordinating project and programs teams, ensuring they are engaged with across the People Portfolio and ensuring that there is an effective roadmap in place to deliver on business-critical projects. With your collaborative and influencing skills, you will advise and guide others so that the projects are aligned to best practice and that the correct governance and methodology is in place.

You won't be afraid to get stuck into the detail, and evaluating lessons learned with project reviews and deep dives will be a large focus for you, making sure you and the teams are constantly evolving and improving.

Candidate Description

This role is embedded within an Agile People team, and ideally, you will have experience of coordinating a People Team and business change projects in a global context. You will have a proven track record of successful project portfolios or programme implementation, ideally across multiple workstreams.

Great stakeholder management skills are vital for this role, and you will take pride in empowering and developing others to improve in their own project management skills allowing for personal growth and development across the team.

Application Description

University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK, CB2 8BS

Employer Description

When the University of Cambridge brought together its publishing and assessment operations to create a single organisation on 1 August 2021, we connected with a growing desire from learners, teachers and researchers to engage with Cambridge in a joined up digital way - meeting the ever-growing demand for innovative products that combine expertise in learning and assessment. The result? Cambridge University Press & Assessment has the capabilities to provide world leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally, under the world-renowned Cambridge brand and backed by first class teaching and research departments., Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.