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Projects & Programme Manager (Workplace)

We have been a leading figure in publishing for more than 500 years. We have always been a forward-looking organization, maximizing the technology for the day, but the digital revolution is bringing enormous change, fast. That same spirit of adventure and entrepreneurialism is critical to our future success. In a fast changing publishing landscape, OUP welcomes the inquisitive, the inventive, and the ambitious; people who challenge the conventional, and pioneer the possible.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a commercially minded and workplace focussed Projects & Programme Manager to join the Property and Facilities department. Reporting in to the Real Estate & Workplace Director the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing the project governance and operating procedures for the Real Estate & Workplace Centre of Excellence (CoE).  Managing & executing key programs/projects within the organization spanning multiple disciplines, functions and geographies. You will act as a project management subject matter expert and provide guidance, support & mentoring in all areas to the CoE team.

About You

With the ability to build strong, trusting relationships and effectively influence and gain support for ideas the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experiences:


  • Robust knowledge of change management principles, approach & experience
  • Project management experience in an M&E, FM , construction or critical environment.
  • Managing ME&P Projects
  • Managed Design & Build Projects.
  • Experience analysing/reviewing sophisticated financial models and cost/benefit analyses resulting in strong cost and risk management skills
  • Ability to lead and drive strategy and prioritize and mobilize resources across a wide geographical area
  • Track record in managing and delivering a variety of projects at the same time
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills
  • Member of industry recognized organizations

Excellent presentation, organization and communication skills; comfortable working with senior management on a regular basis; ability to build and maintain business partnerships


We care about work/life balance here at OUP. With this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect of working hours and the use of technology to support remote working, dependent on role. We also have an on-site gym with subsidised membership fees and a great variety of active employee networks and societies. 

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 11%, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts. 

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.


Please contact should you have any queries.

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
    Technology and Operations
  • Department:
    Property & Facilities
  • Closing Date:
    29 November 2020
  • Salary:
    Dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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