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Projects Manager

Vacancy overview

Projects Manager

Salary within the range £39,639 to £45,597

37 hours per week for 52 weeks per year but requests for part-time hours or flexible working arrangements will be considered

This dynamic and varied new role is integral to the delivery of Suffolk New College’s ambitious programme of capital developments, curriculum enrichment projects and employer collaborations.

The postholder will work closely with the Director of Business Development and Major Projects to deliver the College’s ambitious programme of major projects, with an immediate focus on the delivery of the regional Local Skills Improvement Fund project, an ambitious programme of capital and revenue projects in the skills sector and on the regional Apollo project, investing in supporting skills development for the healthcare sector.   The postholder will also liaise extensively with external stakeholders and partners, as well as internal teams.

Suffolk New College is a growing and ambitious Further Education College, with a large modern Campus near the Waterfront in Ipswich, a rural and agricultural campus, Suffolk Rural, just north of Ipswich at Otley, and smaller On-the-Coast provision at Leiston and Halesworth.

The wellbeing of the staff and student community is at the heart of the warm and welcoming College community, with a range of staff benefits and opportunities for training and personal development embedded in our recruitment offer.

We are looking for someone with a passion for project management and delivery, an eye for detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks effectively, as well as an engaging and articulate communication style.

Working with project teams across all Directorates in the College, and with external partners, contractors and businesses, you will liaise regularly with the Director of Business Development and Major Projects.

This post is based at the Suffolk New College Ipswich Campus, however Suffolk New College is a multi-campus site and you may be required to work at and travel between campuses.   Requests for hybrid and flexible working may be considered.

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Closing date:      Tuesday 29th August 2023

Interview Date:  Friday 8th September 2023

Completed applications can be sent to or posted to Human Resources, Suffolk New College, Ipswich, IP4 1LT.

Candidates who have been selected for interview will be contacted by a member of the HR team via email. If you do not hear from us then please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

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Ipswich, Suffolk
Closing date
29/08/2023 12:00
Interview date
Friday 8th September

Additional information

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our on-going commitment to Equality and Diversity, Suffolk New College guarantee to short list all applicants from a black or ethnic minority group who meet the essential criteria and all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria.  All appointments are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

We do not recognise any agencies or search agencies acting on our behalf unless they have been officially engaged. Applicants should apply to us directly and not be persuaded to go via an agency.

The college will not recognise any agency fees for recruitment activities unless an active engagement linked to a specific role has been agreed.

The college will not pay fees associated with CVs or applicants who are sent to the college via agencies on a speculative basis or in response to college adverts.

Agencies should refrain from sending CVs to anyone working for the college on a speculative basis. The college will make approaches to agencies via our HR team if we feel that we need assistance with a post.