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  • Ref no: GCU00814
  • Published: 25/3/2020
  • Closes: 15/4/2020
  • Location: Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior IT Project Manager to join the Student Information Management System (SIMS) programme team at GCU, Glasgow Caledonian University.

The SIMS programme is a flagship technology change and business transformation Programme at GCU. The Programme is replacing the existing Student Information System with a new Cloud based system from Tribal. The new system will provide capabilities in all areas of student management from Admissions, Registrations, Progression, Awards and Graduation as well as further capabilities in Finance, Curriculum Management and Reporting.

The Senior IT Project Manager will play a key role in delivering the overall Business and Technical Solution by taking responsibility for the delivery of a release and its associated projects, work packages and business change.

You will work closely with the SIMS Programme Manager and the senior programme leadership team throughout the full design, development and delivery.

To be successful in this role you will bring an extensive track record of successful delivery of technology and business change projects, working in partnership with third party suppliers. You will also have a demonstrable background in systems integration and data migration.

Although, not essential it would be ideal if you have one or more of the following:

• Experience of working within the Higher Education Sector
• Experience of working with Cloud host IT platforms
• Experience of working within a programme environment where more than one release is being progressed concurrently.

This position offers the successful candidate an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in the university’s digital change initiative.

Working in an agile-lite delivery environment you will have exposure to the full student lifecycle and delivery process.
If you are looking for a role that will fully utilise your current skill-set, then this is the role for you.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

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