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Job title X-CITED Programme Manager

Department Vice-Chancellor's Office

Salary Starting from £37,099, rising to £44,263

Grade Grade 7

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Thursday 04 July 2024

Closing date Sunday 21 July 2024

Interview date Thursday 01 August 2024

Reference FM11854

Applicant Visa Guidance Skilled Worker visa: guidance for applicants (bath.ac.uk)

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X-CITED Programme Manager

Would you relish the opportunity to apply yourself to a novel and innovative research project which addresses: key skills development, technical training and staff progression; and drive these outcomes through joint industry and Higher Education technical projects?

About the role

We are seeking an experienced and successful project manager to coordinate and manage the recently funded ‘X-disciplinary Challenges from Industry for Technical Expert Development’ (X-CITED) programme of works. This £2M, 3-year programme, starting 1st April 2024, has been funded by EPSRC for the development of Research Technical Professionals (RTPs) across the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. 

This innovative programme goes beyond a simple staff development programme, focussing specifically interaction with Industry partners whilst also testing a model to establish a talent pipeline through trainee RTPs. You will work within an enthusiastic (and excited) team, and be key to coordinating this ambitious regional programme, with stakeholders including 10+ industry partners, other national research alliances, research funders and ~200 regional RTPs. 

The role will entail:

  • Operational project management on a day-to-day basis, including resource, budgets, and the implementation and maintenance of detailed project plans
  • Organising meetings with relevant stakeholders, co-ordinating with internal and external collaborators to ensure an organised approach, including: making practical arrangements for meetings, preparing agenda and minute taking, and the identification of issues
  • Communication to a wide range of stakeholders, establishment and management of the project website and dealing with media coverage and publicity to a national network

This is a full-time, fixed-term position, expected to end March 2027.

About you

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be an experienced project or programme manager with a record of managing technical and/or administrative projects
  • have a knack for formulating plans from multiple diverse and competing requirements
  • have a dynamic and pragmatic approach to record keeping, project administration, and enabling outcomes (both yours and others)

For full details of the role please see the Job Description and Person Specification linked below.

Further information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Anneke Lubben, Director of Research Infrastructure and Facilities, at atl21@bath.ac.uk. Please ensure your application is submitted via our website.

What we can offer you:

Find out more about our benefits.

We consider ourselves to be a university where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on the university. We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, and community by reinforcing our Safer Recruitment commitment.

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We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.