Task & Finish Project Manager

Cardiff University
Cardiff, Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£40,523 - £46,924 per annum
11 Jul 2017
06 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Task & Finish Project Manager

Post 6231br

Cardiff University School of Computer Science & Informatics, National Software Academy

Applications are invited for a Task & Finish Project Manager to develop a business case for a commercial arm of the National Software Academy. This is a part time, fixed-term post until 31 July 2018, starting as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be dedicated to finding creative solutions and will have experience of management in the wider software/technology industry, will have excellent interpersonal skills and be used to communicating with people at all levels. You will have the enthusiasm, self-motivation and ability to use initiative and work independently and flexibly in a complex organisational environment, reporting directly to the Head of School.

The National Software Academy (NSA) is a recent initiative by Cardiff University and external partners to deliver industry-focused undergraduate degrees in software engineering aimed at preparing students for immediate entry into the job market. The Academy is based in Newport and will look to produce highly employable and highly sought after graduates who will be recognised as leaders in their field.

The NSA plans to develop a commercial arm that would allow Cardiff University students to undertake paid software development either on a part-time basis or as part of their programme. It is hoped that a commercial arm will also provide further benefits to students and partners.

This post is offered on a part-time basis (up to 0.5 FTE), fixed-term until 31 July 2018 and will be primarily based at the National Software Academy premises in Newport, although the post holder will work as part of a team with colleagues in the School of Computer Science & Informatics and the wider University.

Cardiff University has a successful School of Computer Science & Informatics with an international reputation for its teaching and research activities. The School delivers a stimulating portfolio of BSc and MSc degrees and offers research degrees leading to MPhil and PhD qualifications.

For more information and to apply for this vacancy please visit our website by clicking apply.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting all its employees in achieving the necessary balance between their work and their personal lives. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of support for staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible. We particularly welcome applications from women who are under-represented within Cardiff University in this field.

Provisional interview date:  we expect to hold interviews in the week commencing 21 August 2017

This is a part-time post, fixed-term until 31 July 2018.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience, within the Grade 7 scale.

Salary: £40,523 - £46,924 per annum, pro-rata for hours worked (Grade 7)

Date post advertised: Thursday, 6 July 2017
Closing date: Sunday, 6 August 2017

Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.