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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Project Manager, Executive Education (Fixed Term)
Salary: £29,614 - £35,326
Ref: EN30648
Closing Date: 22 May 2022 


Achieving sustainability is the greatest challenge of our time and outstanding leadership will be crucial if we are going to meet this challenge successfully. The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership draws on the intellectual breadth of the University and an international network of leading thinkers and practitioners to help business, finance and policy leaders understand and act on pressing issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, resource depletion and inequality - developing innovative responses to address them.

The Education Team is a fast-growing team within the institute, expanding our reach to enable more participants to join our programmes online and in person, to catalyse change within their organisations and at a wider system level. We are looking for someone excited to work with influential organisations and support us to continue growing our work.

The role

As Project Manager you will be responsible for projects involving international business leaders, government officials, board members and senior functional staff. You will work in our Executive Education team, delivering projects, research and events to a range of clients including in CISL's international markets. You'll have experience working in a variety of environments where you've been given responsibility for delivering projects or events on time and to budget, drawing on the talents of a range of different internal and external stakeholders.

If you can apply your experience and skills to help us influence thousands of business professionals and their organisations, then we can offer you a unique opportunity in managing an exciting portfolio of virtual, blended and face to face programmes that help learners and their companies grapple a growing number of global challenges.

Key skills and experience

When applying, let us know how you can demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of project management, including managing project teams, financial planning and delivering work to a high quality within project budgets and tight time frames
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects with overlapping deadlines
  • Experience of managing and delivering events, either online or in person, ideally in a customer-oriented environment;
  • Ability to work on own initiative and proactively solve problems to deliver outcomes for clients
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to make complex content accessible to a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to think strategically with good analytical skills and high standard of attention to detail
  • High level of competence across standard Microsoft software packages

How to apply

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