IT Portfolio Manager

Leicester, Leicestershire
Grade H, £50,132 - £58,089 per annum
04 Sep 2019
03 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

IT Portfolio Manager

De Montfort University (DMU)

Information Technology & Media Services

Ref. D-60851912-07

Grade H, £50,132 - £58,089 per annum

Permanent, Full-time


Build your career, join De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester as a IT Portfolio Manager.

De Montfort University is a large university with a commitment to the public good and is proud of its achievements in successfully supporting students from diverse backgrounds which are underrepresented within Higher Education.

Faculty / Directorate

IT and Media Service Directorate (ITMS) ITMS is a forward-thinking and proactive centralised directorate that supports all of the organisations business technology including, Infrastructure, AV and Multimedia, Service Management, Applications and Systems support and Programmes and Planning.

Recent major investments include multimillion pound programmes to refresh our IT infrastructure and our core business systems, delivering transformative change underpinned by the implementation of SAP Finance, HR/Payroll, student lifecycle management and CRM. With these foundations in place the next stage is to deliver a digital revolution, leveraging opportunities provided by technologies such as cloud based services, data analytics, the Internet of Things and Office 365. Achievement of our ambitious strategy is dependent on hiring talented professional experts, and managing the risks to the safe and secure use of data.


This is an exciting opportunity to lead on the delivery of technical projects to meet business requirements ranging from university wide infrastructure and systems, through to targeted migrations from legacy applications to SAP. As the IT Portfolio Manager, you will engage with staff across ITMS and the broader university to plan and deliver an agreed portfolio of IT and AV projects, including managing the resource plans, project delivery and portfolio reporting. You will manage of team of seven permanent staff supplemented by temporary staff to meet capacity or knowledge shortfalls.

You will work with functional teams across ITMS working in collaboration with supplier and business staff to deliver the full range of project activity, and work collaboratively with specialists for architecture, .service management and security/governance to ensure best practice is following on implementing iT and AV.

Ideal Candidate

You will have substantial proven experience of managing the delivery of Information Technology projects, and on delivering combinations of technology, applications and data to work together to deliver business benefits. You will have great communication skills with the ability to elicit information from diverse stakeholders. You will have the ability to manage a model of resource utilisation and capacity management, of analysing portfolio information to identify patterns, issues and risks, and to convey important information to be used by key stakeholders to make decisions. You will have a mindset to make a difference to the live and experiences of staff, students and partners at the University.

DMU strives for our staff to be as diverse as our student body. We have a diverse and progressive leadership team who strongly advocate the need to ensure the university enables all talent to flourish. Applications to this post are encouraged from all members of the community, flexible working options will be considered.

The interview may involve a short assessment centre to evaluate your skills and working approach as part of the interview process. Interviews will be held in the week of the 14th October.

To discover more and apply, please go to our website, by clicking apply.

Closing Date: 3 October 2019.