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Lead IT Project Manager

IT Services

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £53,933 to £62,156 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 29 September 2021
Reference:  0921-364

Full-Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Lead IT Project Manager in the IT Department.

Royal Holloway are undertaking an exciting portfolio of digital projects in support of our three-year strategic plan. The IT function is central in the College’s business strategy, offering outstanding opportunities to be part of a transformation programme whilst building and advancing your career.  

The three-year digital plan is comprised of three work-streams: Safe & Secure Infrastructure, Digitisation and Simplification & Value. Each are vital to the success of the business strategy and in enhancing our resilience.    Projects include initiatives across information security, automation, reporting & business intelligence, user experience & enquiry management and technology enabled learning.

As Lead IT Project Manager, you will take ownership for the delivery of multiple projects / deliverables of different scales within one or more of the workstreams and take responsibility for management of the team (currently compromising 2 full time project managers and external partner resource). You will ensure that the Project Delivery team provides management, governance and reporting for the full portfolio of in-flight projects. 

You will have responsibility to scope, design, plan, resource, cost, and implement your own project(s). You will operate within a PMO framework; ensure solutions are implemented taking account of the change management aspects, and the solutions are transferred into business-as-usual operations using ITIL standards and established governance routes in support of architectural principles. You will exhibit the full spectrum of project management behaviours, skills and experience, with these being well practiced in a technical environment.  You will be comfortable leading projects with senior stakeholders sponsors. 

We are developing a model of hybrid working providing flexibility and mobility in where you choose to work.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mike Johnson at 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0921-364 

Closing Date:   Midnight, 29th September 2021  

Interview Date: TBC 

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration.

Further details:    Job description and Person Specification    
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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.



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