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CIH Programme Lead (CDBB) (Fixed Term)

If you are looking for a development opportunity towards a Head of Operations or COO role and are open to a challenge in a new complex and dynamic role then the CIH Programme Lead post could be of interest to you.

Working alongside the Centre for Digital Built Britain's (CDBB) core internal team you will be responsible for the management of one of our key stakeholders; Construction Innovation Hub (CIH). The CIH programme is a 4 year, £72 million inter-disciplinary programme, which brings together 3 leading Centre's - the Manufacturing Technology Centre, the Building Research Establishment and CDBB. You will be responsible for the overview of the status of activities of CDBB's components of the programme, working across the CDBB team to monitor proactively budget and deliverables of the individual CDBB work packages, and facilitating collaboration with our key partners to ensure CDBB and the wider Hub programme deliver the tools and outputs needed to transform the construction industry.

To perform this role effectively you will join us with significant programme management experience for large or complex programmes. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to influence and negotiate effectively. Applicants must be educated to at least first degree level and have a programme management qualification such as APMP or equivalent experience. The successful applicant will be working across internal and external projects to ensure that the overall programme delivers on its commitments to support the digital transformation of the construction sector.

The Centre for Digital Built Britain is a unique Centre positioned in the University of Cambridge's Academic Division. Set up 24 months ago, we form a multi-disciplinary team made up of specialists and experts all working towards the same goal - changing construction techniques to support the modern digital transformation of the built environment sector.

The post-holder will report to the Head of Operations, Mr Nik Thomas.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 18th September 2019.

Interviews will be held on the Friday 27th September 2019.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2022 in the first instance.

Proposals for job-share arrangements or part-time working at 80% FTE or above would be considered.

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Informal enquiries regarding this position should be made to CDBB Admin (

Please quote reference AK20256 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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