Platform Delivery Manager

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  • Salary:
    £47,716 - £56,659 p.a.
  • Location:
    Cambridge
  • Country:
    UK
  • Division:
    Technology
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • Closing Date:
    21 October 2021

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Joanne Eccles

jeccles@cambridge.org

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Platform Delivery Manager

£47,716 - £56,659 p.a.

 

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

 

Our English Technology department has an exciting opportunity for an innovative, collaborative and decisive manager to join the team as a Platform Delivery Manager.

 

 

Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they've learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.

We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers' needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.

 

The Role

 

We are currently building an ambitious digital learning solutions for language learners and teachers across the globe and looking for the technical delivery manager to take the overall accountability for Technical Delivery of the English Technology Programmes and Projects for a platform or range of platforms, ensuring the optimum solutions are delivered and that the benefits are achieved.

The role will work with other parts of the English Technology team, wider Technology and business to deliver a ‘fit for purpose' platforms and associated technologies that deliver the very best service to Cambridge University Press & Assessment and our Customers.

 

About you

 

You should have:

  • A strong and proven technical delivery of significant functionality and solutions end to end
  • Knowledge and experience of different Delivery models from Agile to Waterfall
  • Good collaboration skills with excellent stakeholder and relationship management for working in a matrix organisation. 
  • A strong leadership and team development qualities and had experience in working with and supervising teams globally.
  • Development and delivery of Technology Strategy or parts of a Technology Strategy
  • Knowledge of best practice in Support, Quality Assurance and Change management
  • Commercial acumen and very strong third party management
  • Cultural awareness and experience of working with offshore staff and businesses.
  • Demonstrable customer and user focus
  • Broad technical knowledge and background

This is an important and visible role within both Technology and the wider business, leading the management on some of our business critical platforms.

 

For full details of this role. please view the attached job description.

 

The key to our work is our colleagues, whose shared commitment enables us to have an ever-greater impact. We are a united, vibrant, and respectful global community of people, and we ensure that every individual is recognised, listened to, and cared for. And because our impact is amplified when our people are empowered, we give everyone the opportunity to develop in their own way. Whether you want a career that's linear, or want to follow your own path, we'll support you, and help give you the resources and training you'll need to be bold and take ownership of what you do.

 

The closing date for application is 21st October and interviews will be held on an ongoing basis.

 

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.

 

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Location
Cambridge
University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK, CB2 8BS
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Pension

Contributory pension scheme

Flexible Working

Flexible working environment

Life Assurance

Group Life insurance coverage

Discounts

‘Press Extra’, offering discounts at high street retailers

Annual Leave

28 days holiday entitlement, increasing to 30 days after 10 years of service

Fitness

Free on-site Gym facilities,
cycle to work scheme

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