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Senior Programme Manager

  • £65,000 - £65,000
  • Permanent
  • York, UK
  • 17407
The University of York is seeking to recruit a Senior Programme Manager to join its Estates Development Team.

The University of York is a high-performing university where talented students, inspiring lecturers and world-class researchers thrive. We provide exceptional learning experiences that stay with our students for the rest of their lives, enabling them to flourish within and beyond their studies. Since our foundation in 1963, York’s focus on academic excellence has resulted in a strong reputation across the globe.

To support the realisation of the University Strategy we have embarked on a major new investment programme in our physical and digital infrastructure, the £500m Integrated Infrastructure Plan.    This will see several seminal projects to support our Transformational Initiatives, including a new iconic Student Centre at the heart of the campus, a new home for the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology (PET), and a world-class building to accommodate the new Department of Architecture.  This investment and the associated projects will also be integral to the delivery of the University’s Sustainability Plan, achieving a pathway to net zero by 2030,

To enable the delivery of the Integrated Infrastructure Plan we are seeking to appoint to several important posts within the Estates Development team.

The Senior Programme Manager will provide commercial and technical assurance across the portfolio of Estates Development projects that emanate from the Integrated Infrastructure Plan. The role will have responsibility for the smooth coordination of the programme of work, and for ensuring the quality standards are met across variables including design, sustainability, cost, programme and health & safety. Projects vary from complex refurbishment projects through to major redevelopment and new build schemes. The role also offers the chance for an individual to gain enhanced leadership experience, with responsibility for leading and managing the Cost Manager.

We are seeking an individual with demonstrable experience of providing commercial and technical oversight of large-scale capital projects across technically complex estate portfolios. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have a background in commercial management, programme management or capital projects technical assurance, with proven reporting and risk management skills. The role calls for an individual with excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, given the diverse array of stakeholders involved in delivering high profile projects across the University campus.

The role offers the chance to play a leading role in the delivery of a diverse range of industry-leading projects,  with high emphasis placed on disruption-free programme delivery, astute cost management, and timely project completion and handover   The University offers a fantastic benefits package including a generous pension scheme (up to 21.6% employer contribution) and annual leave entitlement (38 days including bank holidays), hybrid working, relocation support, access to campus amenities and much more. To learn more, the candidate brochure can be viewed at 

To arrange a briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors at MRG, David Craven ( / 07932717438) and Ben Duffill ( / 07976125010).  Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is 14 November 2022.  Interviews will take place during w/c 12 December 2022.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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