Programme Director DCU

Job description

DCU in conjunction with Sigmar Recruitment wishes to appoint a highly experienced Programme Director to the role of SIS Programme Director.


DCU’s key objectives of the SIS Programme:

  • Reimagine our academic-related processes, optimising the affordances of the technology we have acquired, to achieve excellence in service
  • Optimise the efficiency and effectiveness of our academic-related processes
  • Adopt a fully integrated approach to student information, enabling the seamless inter-operability of data, in line with emerging standards
  • Significantly enhance customer service interfaces for students and staff
  • Exceed the expectations of our digitally literate students regarding mobile, internet applications and social media functionality
  • Replace, as appropriate, stand-alone systems which have been implemented across the university, to address some student information deficits.
  • Seamlessly enable multiple, varied modes of curriculum delivery, ensuring that requirements associated with evolving, future commercial models and related modes of delivery can be


The Programme Director will:

  • Assume overall management responsibility for the Programme, working with Programme sponsors and key stakeholders to ensure that that it is delivered on time, to scope and within
  • Assume overall responsibility for effective stakeholder engagement, working proactively with stakeholders to ensure continued excellent cooperation with the
  • Build, manage, motivate and provide overall leadership for multiple teams within the Programme’s matrix structure


Fixed Term Three Year Contract

Salary DOE


  • A primary degree or equivalent (NFQ level 7)
  • 7-10 years programme/project management experience for large scale business transformation
  • Experience including project management, business process design, testing the solution and end user training.
  • Strong Project Management skills including planning, financial management, scheduling, reporting, resource management, communications and risk management
  • A PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent agile or traditional project management qualification


Contact Lorraine McGovern at Sigmar on or call 087 2923891 for more information about this great opportunity at a particularly exciting time within DCU

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