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Project Manager – Fixed Term

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Are you an experienced Project Manager ready to deliver on an ambitious programme of change?

Birkbeck is a world-class-research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. Birkbeck’s new five-year strategy sets out a plan for ambitious change including a strong focus on high quality, flexible education.

This role has arisen from the expansion of the IT Projects function to support the delivery of our new programme of change. We are seeking experienced Project Managers to help us achieve our strategic objectives and really make a difference in shaping our future. It is a chance to lead on multiple strategic projects and provides an opportunity for you to contribute to a renewal of underpinning project processes to support this.

Reporting to the Head of IT Projects, the role holder will lead a range of projects and improvement activities. We are seeking an individual that has demonstrable experience of leading complex IT projects, ensuring they stay on time and on budget. Using strong communication and organisational skills, you will manage projects through the project lifecycle, working closely with stakeholders across the institution to maximise the value and benefits from our projects.

Please note: Interviews for this role will be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please refer to the Person Specification for further details.


Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £39,173 rising to £44,775 per annum.

The salary quoted is on the College’s London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.


If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Karen Tiernan, Head of IT Projects, via [email protected].

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected], providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

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