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Project Manager - Santander Universities

Why apply for this role?

Santander Universities has partnerships with 86 universities, and in 2019 we provided over £9.7m of funding to support university staff and students across our network. The team work together to provide impactful, diverse and inclusive support to universities, through a focus on education, entrepreneurship and employability. It's an exciting time to join us and continue supporting the fantastic work we do.

You'll be an integral part of the team and will be leading on our flagship entrepreneurship initiative - the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards.

The projects won't stop there. You'll support other initiatives such as our STEMships Programme, for female engineering students, and our Champions League themed performance and leadership activities. You'll also recognise those that have used education to do something amazing in our annual Impact Awards.

This role is pretty unique. But then, so are you.

What you'll be doing

* Leading on our Entrepreneurship strategy
* Managing the Entrepreneurship Awards Programme from inception to completion
* Supporting with creation, planning and delivery of other key strategic initiatives such as the STEMships Programme and Impact Awards
* Working with internal and external stakeholders on all project aspects such as developing programme content, marketing materials, terms and conditions/legal requirements, and more.
* Proactively building your networks, to develop new relationships and identify areas where value can be added to our programmes

What we're looking for

* Project Management skills with a proven track record of delivering to tight deadlines and budgets
* An understanding of the University landscape, including the challenges, key dates, associated issues, and demographics
* Excellent internal and external stakeholder management skills
* The ability to collaborate and liaise with other internal teams
* A fantastic communicator, with the ability to form solid long-term relationships

What else you need to know

This role is based in our Triton Square office in London, conveniently located within walking distance from Euston Station and Warren Street Station. It's one of our biggest offices in the UK. With an onsite gym, restaurant, coffee shop and banking facilities, the atmosphere is a vibrant one.

How we'll reward you

As well as a competitive salary, you'll enjoy a benefits package that you can tailor to your needs

* Eligible for a discretionary performance-related annual bonus
* Pension with generous contributions of up to 12.5% from Santander, depending on your own contribution and length of employment with us
* 27 days' holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year
* Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as private medical insurance, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments
* Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover
* 24/7 access to an online employee discount platform
* Share in Santander's success by investing in our Sharesave and Partnership shares plans
* Support your favourite causes through charitable giving and our community partnerships

For more information about our wide range of benefit and family friend policies visit our website.

Why Santander?

At Santander, with only a small action or a simple idea, you can achieve great things. You can improve the daily life of more than 140 million people. You can collaborate with a friendly team of more than 200,000 employees.

It doesn't stop there. You'll also be part of a vibrant organisation that's been reinventing itself for more than 160 years. One that invests millions of pounds in training its people every year. One that helps more than 2 million people every year with social programmes.

We call it #TheSantanderEffect.

Equal Opportunities

Santander are an equal opportunities employer. When we talk about diversity, we don't just want to pay lip service. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people. It's important to us that we create an inclusive culture where everyone counts, and we particularly welcome applications from different underrepresented groups.

For more information on our commitment to equal opportunities, please visit our diversity page here.

What to do next

If this sounds like a role you're interested in, then please apply on the link below.

Application closing date: 27 02 2020

Due to high volume of applications we may need to close this role earlier than the advertised date, so recommend submitting an application as soon as possible.

Salary: Negotiable

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