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Change Managers

University of Bath
Bath, Somerset
Starting from £45,585, rising to £54,395
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Interim, contract & temporary
Full Time
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Specialist Area
Change Management
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Non CIPD member

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Change Managers

Department: Planning, Performance & Strategic Change

Salary: Starting from £45,585, rising to £54,395

Closing date: Thursday 04 July 2024

About the roles:

The Change Manager is fundamental to enabling the University to embed strategic changes, driven by its ambitious 2021-2026 Strategy.

This exciting, wide-ranging, influential and highly visible role consists of two key elements:

1. Hands-on change management leadership across strategic projects and programmes

2. Embedding change management practices across the institution, helping the University develop its change capability

As part of the Planning Performance and Strategic Change (PPSC) department, you will work with colleagues to plan, coordinate and deliver strategic change projects as well as provide ad-hoc consultancy support to non-strategic projects. This will include leading project team(s), driving and monitoring progress and reporting through governance boards, integrating with formal external governance bodies and engagement groups.

You will need to build strong relationships and provide change management support across the University, working closely with PPSC senior leads, Directors/Heads of Academic and Professional Services Departments, and other colleagues.

We are recruiting for two Change Managers:

1. Full time, fixed term position for a duration of 2 years
2. Full time, 12 month parental leave cover with an expected end date of 29th August 2025, subject to the early return of the post holder.

For an informal discussion about the roles please contact Daisy Holden, Change Manager. However, please ensure you submit your application through the website.

For a full description of the role and requirements, please see the attached Job Description.

Who are we looking for?

Our ideal candidates will have:

- A strong understanding of change management and a proven track record in successfully influencing change
- The ability to tailor and develop approaches to change according to the environment impacted
- Experience of designing and delivering training
- An understanding of project management
- Strong influencing, negotiating and communication skills
- The ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders
- A collaborative approach that ensures a positive working environment

Candidates with transferable skills and a clear demonstration of the right ways of working are encouraged to apply.

About us:

Planning, Performance and Strategic Change (PPSC) department is a relatively new function, created to help deliver the ambitious University Strategy. As part of the team, you will have the exciting opportunity to help shape and influence the change and project management approach across the University. Being part of the department, you will collaborate closely with our team of project managers and business analysts on strategic project delivery, and work closely with our strategy, planning and performance and insights teams

What we can offer you:

- a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
- generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
- we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
- an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
- a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
- a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.

Find out more about our benefits on our website.

We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, and community by reinforcing our Safer Recruitment commitment.

We are very proud to be an autism-friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us on Twitter for more information.


The University of Bath is a public research university in Bath, England. It received its royal charter in 1966, along with a number of other institutions following the Robbins Report. Like the University of Bristol and University of the West of England, Bath can trace its roots to the Merchant Venturers' Technical College, established in Bristol as a school in 1595 by the Society of Merchant Venturers. The university's main campus is located on Claverton Down, a site overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath, and was purpose-built, constructed from 1964 in the modernist style of the times.

Our strategy to drive excellence in education and high-impact research, foster an outstanding and inclusive community, and enhance our strategic partnerships.

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