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Programme Manager, Graduate Programmes

The closing date for applications is 2 June 2017

Programme Manager, Graduate Programmes

Salary: £34,576 - £46,414

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This exciting role, at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), provides an opportunity to join the Graduate Programmes team, which runs CISL's suite of Master’s-level programmes designed to build the capacity of professionals to bring about positive change for sustainability within their organisations. We currently offer five sustainability-focussed graduate-level programmes: a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership, a Master of Studies in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment, a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business, a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business and a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains. We are in the process of exploring the expansion of the portfolio by adding additional programmes.

Assigned to this team, your role will be to support senior colleagues with the development, design and delivery of our Graduate Programmes, thereby enabling the smooth running of the existing programmes and further expansion of the portfolio. You will take the lead in managing one or two programmes, while also contributing to others. 

Besides being committed to the values that underpin CISL’s work, applicants will be expected to demonstrate the following essential skills and experience:

  • A thorough understanding of the broad landscape of sustainability issues, trends and pressures, and their relevance to leadership and business.
  • Qualification to at least a Master’s level in a relevant field. 
  • Excellent relationship-management skills and a proven ability to build, grow and maintain relationships with participants, delivery partners, and other external stakeholders.
  • Strong project management and organisational skills including experience of financial planning, and developing and maintaining budgets.
  • The ability to manage, mentor and motivate more junior team members.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good presentation and meeting facilitation skills.

One or more of the following attributes will be desirable:

  • A PhD in a relevant field.
  • Expertise relating to sustainable finance and investment, policy for a low carbon economy, the social dimensions of sustainability, circular economy, or sustainability in supply chains.  
  • Familiarity with the role of business in responding to sustainability challenges in developing or emerging economies.
  • Experience of course design and/or event management.
  • Experience of the University of Cambridge or similar institution.

To submit an application please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages (academic-related): http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13610/

This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) together with a covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the role in the Upload section of the online application.

The closing date for applications is 2 June 2017.

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