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Project Manager (Fixed Term)

Job title Project Manager (Fixed Term)

Department Social & Policy Sciences

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2134

This role is potentially sponsorable subject to candidates meeting the tradeable points criteria

Placed on Wednesday 03 August 2022

Closing date Wednesday 31 August 2022

Interview date Monday 19 September 2022

Reference CH9676

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The Department of Social & Policy Sciences is seeking a Project Manager!

About the role 

This post is directly supporting a research a research project funded through the Arts and Humanities Research Council by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), (AHRC) which is underway and due to end in 2024/5. 

The project is led by Dr Rana Jawad and further details can be found here https://www.menasp.com/en/news/strengthening-security-and-social-welfare-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-region/. It is one of the projects of the MENA social policy network www.menasp.com which is based in Department of Social and Policy Sciences. 

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term basis with an expected duration of 9 months as maternity cover.

About you 

Applications are invited from excellent candidates to join this AHRC-GCRF project for a project manager role that plays a key part in managing the day-today and strategic aims of the research programme. 

You will be an eager and motivated individual to join our busy international research team based across in the world including in Brazil, Sri Lanka and a wide range of Arab countries such as Lebanon, Jordan and Morocco. You will play a vital role, supporting a team of 30 researchers and advisors. 

Working with internal colleagues, external partners and other stakeholders to manage the project budget, meetings and broad range of research and public engagement activities. You will also work closely with an experienced communications consultant to maintain web and social media channels.

To succeed in this role you will:

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate an ability to multi-task, use initiative and prioritise.

For an informal chat or to ask any questions, please contact the Department's Research Manager, Rachel Willis rw693@bath.ac.uk

About the Department 

The Department of Social & Policy Sciences is one of the UK’s leading centres for social sciences, carrying out cutting-edge research that brings together insights and approaches from sociology, social policy, social work, international development and criminology. 

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Update to our application process:

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