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Programme Director

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Digital, Data & Technology
United Kingdom & ROI
20.04.2022 01:24 PM

The University of Bath is one of the country’s leading academic organisations, and a complex business with nearly 19,000 students. Not only is Bath University ranked in the top ten in the UK, but it is consistently considered to be one of the best universities in the world.

Over the last ten years, we have invested over £450m in our stunning campus, with cutting edge teaching and sporting facilities, and market leading technology enabled accommodation. But our continuous improvement now focuses heavily on our digital capabilities, as we push into a new era of innovation and digital readiness to ensure that we continue to be at the forefront of academia.

With a new digital strategy and new Chief Information & Digital Officer (CIDO), we are now embarking on an ambitious and complex programme of digital transformation that will ensure that we continue to meet the current demands of our customers and colleagues.

Reporting to our Chief Operating Officer alongside the CIDO, our newly created position of Programme Director will establish a green-field function to spearhead the delivery of our digital transformation strategy and programme.

Key deliverables will include:

  • Working across our large and complex organisation to grow awareness of the programme and articulate the positive impact that change will bring.
  • Working closely with the digital, data and technology function as both a customer and partner to deliver agile, transformational change.
  • Influencing and supporting executive colleagues whilst simultaneously demonstrating the ability to engage with teams at all levels.
  • Implementing clear and appropriate processes and governance frameworks.
  • Engaging with and understanding our customers and their journeys, and how digital transformation can enable higher levels of performance and satisfaction.
  • Demonstrating your knowledge and experience as a highly capable programme management professional and thought leader.
  • Producing business cases for and establishing a mechanism to prioritise digital investment based on emerging needs and expectations and managing a significant budget as the programme gathers momentum and grows.
  • Building and leading an exceptional team of programme professionals.
  • Supporting a wide range of colleagues across the organisation as a functional leader in your field, as part of a highly capable matrix.
  • Defining a change model for enhancing capability across the organisation and achieving a culture conducive to digital engagement at all levels.
  • Facilitate a culture of innovation, agility, collaboration, productivity, and continuous improvement.


This is an exceptionally exciting role with a broad and thrilling remit and, as a critical part of the senior management team, you will work closely with incredible people from all corners of our organisation.

We seek candidates with not only exceptional programme delivery skills, but those who embody ambition, collaboration, and innovation. As the appointed candidate, you will not only drive a thrilling transformation, but cement your own career and reputation as a market leading programme professional in the digital transformation space.

For further details or to apply, please contact Dave Flynn, Rachel Ellis, or Rob Johnson via or 020 8253 1806.



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