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Senior Change Management Specialist (Fixed Term)

The Transforming Research Support Programme has been initiated to transform the Research Lifecycle (from Opportunity to Publication and beyond) so that it delivers efficient support to Principal Investigators, Research Office and Departmental support staff.

This exciting role will provide change management and communication support to the programme.

The Senior Change Management Specialist will work to drive faster adoption, higher utilisation and greater proficiency of the changes that impact staff to increase benefit realisation and the achievement of results and outcomes. You will work closely with Cambridge Research Office, Principal Investigators, Departmental Administrators and other stakeholders to collectively champion a shift in working practice.

Organisations are increasingly understanding the value and importance of focussing on the people side of change in transformational work. You will help: to clearly articulate the drivers for and intended outcomes of transformation; to identify resistance to change and proactively address this; to help individual staff understand and support change; to help line managers support their staff through change and address resistance to change; to ensure sponsorship and leadership is coordinated and tailored across an organisation to best effect change; to provide staff with the knowledge of what the change means for them and their work, and why this is important for the organisation; to coordinate training and information to enable staff to have ability to adopt changes in working practice; and to reinforce change to enable and realise intended benefits and outcomes.

You will also be responsible for programme communications, leading on creating strategy, plans and content to support programme activities.

This role is based in University Information Services, but very much a university-wide role working closely with the Cambridge Research Office, as the key areas affected by the transformation are the Universities Schools, Faculties and Departments.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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For any queries regarding this position, please contact Mark Rowland via email

Please quote reference VC32414 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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