Business Change and Project Manager


Cambridge, GB

Category:  Education, Educational Projects and Contract Management

Title: Business Change and Project Manager

Contract: Fixed Term contract until 31 July 2022, with the potential to be extended

Salary:  £35,000 - £41,000 depending on experience

Location: Cambridge
What it’s about  

These are exciting times for Cambridge Assessment English as we look to implement a range of strategic initiatives, to modernise our systems and strive to find creative and innovative ways to improve our products and services to customers. To enable us to meet the ever-increasing demand for our services, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic Business Change and Project Manager, who will thrive in this changing environment and is motivated by delivering excellent customer service.  

The role is situated within the Business Support Services unit of Cambridge Assessment English, within which there are around 25 staff members working on a wide range of projects to deliver business change across Cambridge Assessment English.


Here is the full job description for your review.


What you’ll be doing  

The successful candidates will be responsible for the oversight and delivery of business change and/or systems development projects across Cambridge English business areas. This will include task management of business analysts and staff with other project related skill-sets. You will manage the delivery of process revisions, system developments and product support activity as required. You will also engage with and ensure effective delivery by internal and external suppliers.

The role-holder will be responsible for the use of good PPM practice in the projects they manage and for driving project activity to ensure successful delivery and business change within agreed budgets and timescales. 

This role requires the ability to engage and build excellent relationships with internal senior stakeholders and governance bodies across the business, as well as external stakeholders and customers, understand their strategic business drivers and requirements and ensure that their expectations are met.

What we’re looking for 

Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have a demonstrable track record of successful project management and implementing business change. You will have excellent relationship management, negotiation and communication skills and will be able to influence colleagues, suppliers and decision makers effectively. You will also be energetic, innovative and organised, and able to work to tight deadlines, together with the capacity to add value to the unit through dynamic collaboration, lateral thinking and creative problem solving.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a superb range of benefits:  
• Generous contributory pension  
• 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays  
• Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)  
• Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme  
• Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers  
• Cycle scheme  
• Subsidised canteens  
• Support for professional qualifications  

Who we are:  

Cambridge Assessment English is a part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. We are the global leader in English language assessment. We help people learn English and prove their skills to the world. We provide exams in English for speakers of other languages taken by over 5 million candidates worldwide each year, as well as the leading range of qualifications for language teachers. 


We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 27/06/2021 and interviews will be held on w/c 05 July 2021.


If you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


The University of Cambridge will be bringing together its publishing and assessment operations to create a single organisation from 1 August 2021. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment publish and create world-leading content and examinations that are used across more than 170 countries.


The move is in response to a growing desire from learners, teachers and researchers to engage with Cambridge in a joined up digital way, and the demand for innovative products that combine expertise in learning and assessment. The new organisation will have the capabilities to provide world leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally, under the Cambridge brand and backed by first class teaching and research departments.


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