Y-PERN is recruiting a Senior Programme Manager

See the original job advert as posted on the jobs.leeds.ac.uk website.

Do you thrive on working in a complex environment, using your ability to navigate organisational issues, as well as your skills in project delivery? Can you provide leadership and project management skills to facilitate and drive a multi-stakeholder project team? 


Funded by the Research England Development (RED) Fund, the Yorkshire and Humber Policy Engagement and Research Network (Y-PERN) is a new novel network-based approach to inclusive and place-based academic policy engagement and research, with academic coordination led by Leeds University Business School, working closely with the University’s Research and Innovation Service and with Yorkshire Universities (a regional partnership of 12 Higher Education Institutions.) By enhancing the effectiveness of inclusive regional development policy and strategy, Y-PERN will play a critical role in fulfilling the commitment made in a Regional Memorandum of Understanding between Yorkshire Universities and Yorkshire & Humber Councils (22 Local Authorities and 2 Mayoral Combined Authorities) to work together on supporting the region’s growth and long-term development. 

As Senior Programme Manager, you will be a key member of the core Y-PERN project team working closely with the Directors, Chief Policy Fellow, sub-regional package leads, Yorkshire Universities and other project stakeholders (such as Local Authority, Mayoral Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership representatives). You will be responsible for developing and implementing the Operational Strategy & Plan for Y-PERN, applying leadership and programme management skills to ensure the timely delivery of project deliverables and outcomes, as agreed within the Plan. As Senior Programme Manager, you will also in charge of organising and managing the monthly Y-PERN Operational Group meetings and oversee the day-to-day activities of Y-PERN (including marketing, communications and recruitment) and monitor / report progress against funding and output targets and project risks.  

You will have the ability to balance priorities, work with different institutions and stakeholders, deal with complex academic and financial information, and succeed through cooperation and collaboration with others. You will be happy to articulate and embed project management methodologies, collaborate with other specialists across the University of Leeds and other universities in the region, and will be comfortable working with limited supervision.   

As a Senior Programme Manager, you must be able to demonstrate significant experience in working at a senior level to deliver successful projects. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Andy Brown, email: A.Brown@lubs.leeds.ac.uk 


Rosie Hudson, HR Officer, LUBS Human Resources, email: r.hudson@adm.leeds.ac.uk 

Location: Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Business
School/Institute: Leeds University Business School
Category: Professional & Managerial
Grade: Grade 8
Salary: £43,414 to £51,805 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Fixed term until 31 August 2025)
Release Date: Monday 28 November 2022
Closing Date: Friday 06 January 2023
Reference: LUBSC1644
Downloads: Candidate Brief  
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