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Senior Project Manager – Corporate Relations and Communications Team

The closing date for applications is 8 April 2018

Senior Project Manager 

Corporate Relations and Communications Team

Salary: £29,799–£38,833

Vacancy reference number EN14913

This new and exciting role within the Corporate Relations and Communications team is an opportunity for an energetic, dynamic Project Manager to contribute to some of CISL’s highest profile projects; from its Strategic Partnerships with companies, to the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards 2018.

You will be joining the fast growing but 30 year old University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) working at the interface between academia and the private sector, towards our mission of developing leadership and solutions for a sustainable economy.

The Corporate Relations and Communications team has responsibility for contributing to CISL’s long term goals by building CISL’s reputation and profile as a global thought leader, working with leaders to tackle critical global sustainability challenges. The team also manages and co-ordinates our relationship with our Strategic Partners and supports CISL’s Graduate and Executive Education, and Business and Policy Platform portfolios, in the development of long term impactful relationships.

The purpose of this role is to support the delivery and development of significant new and existing client projects across the institute and specifically, in 2018, the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards, run in partnership between Unilever and CISL since 2014.

The Senior Project Manager will also work with the Director of Corporate Relations and Communications in the development and delivery of a refreshed Clients strategy; to manage the relationship with CISL’s Strategic Partners and to provide project management for new institutional client opportunities. The Senior Project Manager will support others to develop and maintain significant relationships and new areas of work. We are looking for a dynamic, driven and creative professional with demonstrable experience of delivering a broad range of major client projects, with significant communications and client relationship expertise.

Applicants must be committed to the values that underpin CISL’s work and will be expected to demonstrate the following essential skills and experience:

  • Significant experience in a relevant role demonstrating knowledge of a broad range of internal and external communications disciplines;
  • Advanced Project Management experience, including financial and budgetary management, software, procedures and understanding of terminology and best practice;
  • Experience of managing significant client engagements;
  • Experience leading the development, revisions and  implementation, including training of others, of new or existing policies, procedures and systems;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels.

The following attributes are desirable:

  • Experience in the fields of corporate sustainability, social entrepreneurship, or startups;
  • Understanding and experience of the business sector;
  • Experience line managing junior staff;
  • Experience of marketing to both individuals and organisations.

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The deadline for applications is 8 April 2018.

This post is full-time and located in Cambridge. CISL is an equal opportunities employer and candidates from all backgrounds and predispositions are encouraged to apply. Informal enquiries may be made to CISL Human Resources team,

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 staff):

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