Publishing Project Manager - 12 month fixed term contract

  • Salary:
    £33,360 - £36,000
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  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:
    23 January 2022

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Angela Jukes

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

You'll make your mark doing meaningful work that improves life's chances for millions of people around the world

The Role 

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to be responsible for the planning and project management of a range of print and digital educational products in a fast-paced and growing educational publishing business, with the mission of supporting students and teachers internationally.

Collaborating closely with colleagues from Commissioning, Content, Design and Permissions, this role will involve managing strategically important titles from planning stage, through product development and endorsement reviews, and on to publication. It requires budget, schedule, risk and change management throughout product development, as well as supplier management through the production phase.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated delivery team tasked with driving projects forward and overcoming challenges in order to bring high quality materials to market within budget and target sales windows.

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.

About you

We are looking for calm, confident and proactive individuals who can collaborate well within project teams. You should be able to maintain a positive outlook while working on challenging projects.

You'll be highly organised, with excellent time management and workload management skills, and have proven planning and project management competencies.  An excellent communicator you will be able to demonstrate your experience of supplier and stakeholder management.

It would be advantageous is you have experience of publishing production and editorial processes . Any formal project management qualifications (such as APM or PRINCE2) and familiarity with project management tools and reports (for example at the Press we use SmartSheet, Trello, MS Teams) would also be of interest.

About Us

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.

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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