Interim Programme Manager

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Interim Programme Manager
Date posted:22nd February 2023

Are you interested in making change happen? Do you have a flare for transformation? Are you passionate about improving the outcomes for students?

Anderson Quigley is currently working with London South Bank University to identify an experienced Programme Manager to lead a university wide transformation that will shape the university for the future.

The SHAPE Programme at London South Bank University is a key element in the “Fit for the Future” pillar of the universities group strategy. This is an interim appointment for 12 months.

Reporting to the Group Director of Organisational Development, the successful candidate will have responsibility for leading the change programme that will realise the universities future state.

As the Programme Manager, you will join the SHAPE Programme at a critical point, leading the implementation of the SHAPE vision through a series of concurrent workstreams in academic years 2022/23 and 2023/24.  You will be responsible for the successful delivery of the change, co-ordination of the programme projects and management of their interdependencies.

As the successful candidate you will lead on the overall programme management of the SHAPE change programme, planning and designing the programme and proactively monitoring its progress, identifying and resolving risks and issues, including initiating extra activities wherever gaps occur.

The successful candidate will ensure the delivery of new services from projects is to the appropriate level of quality, and work with change leaders to transition to effective new ways of working.

As the successful candidate, you will design and implement an effective engagement and communications plan, working with comms and OD specialists and stakeholders across the university to tailor messages to diverse audiences. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for defining the programme’s governance arrangements, managing the programme budget and ensuring that activities run to time.

We are looking for someone who has experience of managing change projects and programmes successfully from business case stage to benefits realisation, ideally including elements of organisation design (structure and work design) and changes to organisational culture. An individual who has good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes.

If you are a problem solver who is analytical in their thinking and has experience of leading change programmes within Higher Education, we would love to hear from you.

Please email your up-to-date CV to Claire Carter at or call for an informal conversation on +44 (0)7732 900 579.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about your application, please get in touch.