To co-ordinate the efficient running of a programme to support School of Clinical Medicine investigators who are leading their own independent research groups for the first time, supported by external grant funding. Working with talented and committed scientists tackling some of the biggest problems in medicine and biology, you will help them establish themselves and their teams within the School and University, coordinate access to existing and new training resources, develop and deliver networking opportunities, and track outcomes.
Work with a dedicated team of academic and core School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) staff to oversee the development and delivery of a new Network for Mid-Career Researchers (MCRs) running their own independent labs for the first time.
Develop and maintain a comprehensive system that tracks MCR progress and outcomes. Use this system to compile reports and analysis of data for sharing with the academic leadership of the MCR network and stakeholders such as SCM Departmental heads.
Work with stakeholders to develop a dedicated MCR training and mentoring programme, and act as the first point of contact for it. Liaise with the University’s in-house training providers to identify existing relevant training events, contribute to plans for future training opportunities and research external training provision on subject matters that are not available internally.
Develop a networking programme including social and professional development events. Work with external stakeholders to identify and invite relevant speakers, lead on scheduling and event management, including publicity and arranging travel where necessary.
Review and maintain the SCM webpages with information relating to the MCR Network.
Provide financial administration support, monitor expenditure against relevant budgets, raise purchase orders for suppliers and process payment for invoices relating to training events in accordance with the University financial procedures and financial regulations.
Establish and maintain communication with stakeholders, including senior academics, both internal and external, such as the funders of the Fellowships, and the School of Biological Sciences Fellowship team, to ensure regular updates on the career development programme are provided.
Support the delivery of the Clinical School’s professional HR service. Specifically with the development and delivery of relevant training sessions to departments on a range of operational topics and undertaking project work linked to the School’s career development, equality, diversity and inclusion programmes.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.
We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.
Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form
Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.
Please quote reference RA32709 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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We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Operations Administrator to join the Gonococcal Vaccine Project at the Jenner Institute, Nuffield Department of Medicine.
You will be responsible for supporting the research group in a variety of administration activities as well as undertaking project specific tasks. You will also provide PA services to Professor Cal MacLennan, and you will work very closely with the Institute administration team including the Business Manager, the Finance Manager, and the centralised Finance, Human Resources and Grants Team. You will be expected to meet regularly with both Principal Investigator and members of the research group to develop and maintain an efficient research administration service. You will support the day to day management of the Gonococcal Vaccine Project grant portfolio including pre- and post-award activity and take responsibility for financial reporting to the funding bodies.
It is essential that you are educated to degree level or equivalent qualification and have knowledge of research grants and contracts. You will have experience of using costing tools for grants application and have the ability to analyse and understand financial data. You will be a natural team player, with the ability to work well within a team as well as be adept at working independently. You will have high levels of organisational ability and strong interpersonal skills, together with a desire to develop in the role, and actively seek improvements.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples from your work experience.
This post is offered full-time on a fixed term contract for 23 months, and is funded by CARB-X.
Only applications received before 12.00 noon 30 August 2022 will be considered. Interviews are expected to be held the week commencing 12 September 2022.
Please quote 159821 on all correspondence.
Permanent position, 1.0 FTE. We have a fantastic vacancy for an Operations Manager to manage the day-to-day maintenance and operations of buildings and outside spaces at the University of Warwick in Coventry on a permanent, full-time basis. The opportunity You’ll lead a large in-house team of Planners, Area Managers and technicians (electrical, mechanical and building fabric) providing an excellent and efficient maintenance service to a broad range of customers across the campus. You’ll be involved with coordinating quick and professional responses to resolve problems (including emergencies) and also rolling-out PPM works. You’ll work closely with other Maintenance Managers and technical specialist teams to coordinate soft and hard service delivery, and ensure that all teams are working together providing our customers with a coordinated operational maintenance service What you will need Experience as a Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer or similar in the building services sector, dealing with a variety of building types across all areas of fabric, electrical and mechanical. A background in people management and managing customer relationships. A recognised HND or Degree qualification in Building Services or similar, or equivalent experience with excellent understanding of legal and statutory maintenance requirements is required. We’re going through a period of change in the Maintenance team and we’re looking for someone who is keen to be part of our future, who is willing to push for new ways of doing things ‘right first time’, someone prepared to get stuck-in and bring their team along with them. Your role is key in the new structure. What we offer In return, we offer a flexible total reward package, including:
30 days holiday (plus 8 Bank Holidays and 4 Customary Days)
Company Pension (you pay 9.8%/we pay 21.1% of your pensionable earnings)
Flexible working, career breaks and on campus activities during your lunch break.
Discounts from partner companies and campus retailers, giving you fantastic savings on travel and transport, dining out, shopping and entertainment.
Discounted memberships at our new Sports Centre
Generous maternity, paternity, shared parental, and adoption leave
Access to on-campus children’s services, including a nursery and holiday scheme
Employee Assistant Programme
Medical and dental cash plans, medical insurance, eye care
Learning and Development, including access to paid courses
Cycle to Work Scheme with discounted bike hire, discounted bus and rail passes, electric car salary sacrifice scheme and carpooling
Take a look at our range of employee benefits outlined here: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/humanresources/workinghere/reward/Next steps If you’d like to know more about this role, contact Heather Loosemore, Head of Maintenance, for an informal chat on 07385 083390. To learn more about what it’s like working in the Maintenance team at Warwick University, visit our website here To learn more about what it’s like working at Warwick University, follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn
Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.
Cardiff University’s Finance Department is recruiting a Senior Procurement Officer to lead on the procurement (tendering) of goods/works/or services as allocated to achieve the Universities strategic priorities.The post holder will be responsible for supporting the delivery of a commercially focused category management strategy aimed at ensuring continuity of supply, delivers value for money, influences to the wider impact of procurement on the Welsh economy and sustainability and manages commercial and legislative risk relating to Procurement. Reporting to a Category Manager you will be responsible for undertaking specific procurement projects and advising colleagues across the University on the tendering and procurement approach across a category area of spend.You will understand the local and organisational business environment and deliver procurement solutions that provide optimal value and outcomes for the University whilst meeting our regulatory obligations.The post is full time (35 hours per week) and open ended.Salary: £27,294 to £32,344 per annum (Grade 5)Cardiff University offers many excellent benefits, including 37 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), pro rata for part time staff, local pension scheme, blended working (meaning you will be able to work from home for some of your time), a cycle to work scheme and other travel initiatives, annual increments up the pay scale, and more. It is an exciting and vibrant place to work, with many different challenges and is a proud Living Wage supporter.Closing date: Sunday, 28 August 2022Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.
Based in a wide-ranging Faculty Office, this post supports the Faculty Research Manager and the Vice Dean (Research) in delivering key strategic initiatives to support the capture, undertaking, strategic planning and reporting of funded research across the Faculty. The postholder provides day-to-day support for a wide range of activities carried out by the SSPP Research Leadership Team, influencing and implementing operational and strategic activity.
Tasks are deadline-led and wide in variety including assistance for a range of meetings, providing support for all SSPP staff and graduate research students and management of the research team’s email account. The role holder will need to develop a broad perspective, engaging positively and proactively with College and Faculty research strategies and service transformation programmes, embracing opportunities to contribute in different ways, prioritising as necessary.
Working closely with the Faculty Research Manager, the Senior Research Development Manager and the Vice Dean (Research) on discrete projects, the post-holder will provide high-level data expertise, using King’s research systems, establishing local databases, compiling reports and surveys, providing analysis and disseminating findings. Support for College and national research assessment exercises will be a key function.
This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract.
This is an exciting opportunity to join Cardiff University in the post of Subsidiary Companies Accountant.You will lead and manage the budgeting, forecasting, in year and year-end financial management for Cardiff University subsidiaries and joint ventures and support the consolidation in the overall Cardiff University account.Reporting to the Head of Financial Reporting and in turn the Director of Financial Operations, the Subsidiary Companies Accountant is a senior and key role in the Financial Reporting team. The role is responsible for the financial oversight and management of the University’s subsidiary companies and joint ventures and ensures consolidation in the University Accounts. The existing companies in question include the following but the role expands beyond these in terms of advice and support as noted in the main responsibilities:International Learning Exchange Programme Ltd (ILEP) – ILEP is a subsidiary company incorporated in 2021. ILEP, operating under the name Taith, administers a scheme, funded by the Welsh Government, which enables learners and staff, both from Wales and those who come to study or work in Wales, to continue to benefit from international exchanges in a similar way to the opportunities that flowed from Erasmus+.University College Cardiff Consultants Ltd (UC3) – as a subsidiary company, the principal activity of UC3 is the commercialisation of the intellectual property and other outputs of research generated by the academic Schools of Cardiff University. The company has turnover of c. £2m p.a.Cardiff Partnership Fund Limited Partnership (CPF) – the principal activity of the partnership is investing in Cardiff University research projects with the potential to be commercialised.Joint Ventures, including Cardiff Medicentre and Compound Semi-Conductor Centre LimitedThe post is full time, 35 hours per week, and open ended.Standard working pattern – Monday to FridayCardiff University offers many excellent benefits, including 37 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), local pension scheme, blended working (meaning you will be able to work from home for some of your time), a cycle to work scheme and other travel initiatives, annual increments up the pay scale, and more. It is an exciting and vibrant place to work, with many different challenges and is a proud Living Wage supporter.Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.
Who are we?
Recently named one of the Third Sector’s ‘Best Charities to Work For’, we’re committed to moving further, faster to accelerate change for everyone affected by a brain tumour. Brain tumours kill more children and adults under 40 in the UK than any other cancer. We know that a cure can’t wait. By recruiting a team that ‘can’, we can and will find one sooner.
Our exciting job role!
The Senior Research Grants Officer will have an important role in our talented Research team helping to ensure that The Charity effectively delivers our Research Strategy: Accelerating a Cure, and looks after our grant portfolio.
You’ll be highly valued for facilitating the grant funding and peer review processes. As well as providing support and guidance to the Research Officers, you’ll deputise for the Research Grants Manager at meetings and key events.
This role is full time – 37.5 hours, with some out of hours working. While contracted to our office in Fleet, Hampshire, our team supports a blend of office and home working provided you have adequate broadband and IT capability, with an average of 2-3 days in the office each week.
What we’d like from you:
With an enthusiasm and passion for the work of The Brain Tumour Charity, you’ll have a strong understanding of medical research and its funding. You’ll be highly organised, with excellent communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal), have a keen eye for detail and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.
What we’d like to give you:
– Benchmarked salary c.£34,000 (dependent on experience)
– 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
– Generous pension contribution*
– Life assurance cover*
– Employee Assistance Programme
– Opportunities to volunteer at our internal events and activities and work with our amazing community
– Plus a brilliant culture to work in, a great team and lots of fun (and cake!)
*subject to qualifying criteria
How to apply to join our amazing team:
Please apply online attaching your CV and a supporting statement explaining why you want the role, what you would bring to the team and how your skillset and experience will enable us to make a real impact for those affected by brain tumours.
The Brain Tumour Charity particularly encourages applications from minority ethnic groups and underrepresented communities.
Advert close date: 25 August 2022
First interview date and location: TBC over Zoom
Second interview date and location: TBC at our office in Fleet
Please note, early applications are encouraged and interviews will commence before the closing date if and when suitable candidates are identified.
More about us:
Visit our website careers pages to find out more about our culture and what it’s like to be part of our amazing team. You should also check out our YouTube channel too.
Did you know that we were ranked 11th Best Charity to Work For 2020 by Third Sector? Oh yes, and crowned Third Sector’s Charity of the Year in 2018? Not to mention we have won a variety of other awards and have been ranked a top global organisation by renowned management consultants McKinsey! While we’re not boasting, we are particularly proud that our HeadSmart campaign scooped the NHS Innovation Award, a Third Sector Excellence Award and a Charity Times Award (well, maybe we’re boasting a little bit!).
Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
Salary: From £44,000 per annum with benefits, subject to skills and experience
The Financial Planning & Analysis (“FP&A”) Assistant Manager role reports into the FP&A Manager and supports the Francis Crick Institute in business planning and decision support. This is an exciting role that provides great exposure to the breadth of work the FP&A function does to support the scientific mission underpinning the Crick, including project work that directly influences decision-making at an Executive level.
These include but are not limited to:
Supporting the build and maintenance of robust annual budget, quarterly forecast and multi-year models that influence decision-making within the Crick (30%)
Reviewing monthly trends and KPIs to support the month-end close process, and development of the standardised monthly reporting to budget holders, Crick management and Board (30%)
Working across various available management information systems including Workday, Adaptive and Power BI in order to provide insights and analysis. With support, to build out this reporting suite to fit the Crick’s needs (20%)
Ad hoc responsibilities and projects as required by management, funders and other stakeholders, as directed by the line manager and Head of Financial Planning & Analysis and dependent on team workload and priorities (approx. 20%).
Key experience and competencies
The following qualities, experience and competencies are also essential or desirable:
A qualified or part-qualified accountant
Ability to extract, manipulate and model financial data to perform analysis and draw conclusions
A proven team player, able to work flexibly with others and contribute effectively across a broad range of activities
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to engage with people at all levels of the finance team and non-finance members of staff
Ability to plan and prioritise work self-sufficiently when working across multiple deadlines
The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.
An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.
The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.
The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.
If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
The closing date for applications is 25/08/2022
All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.
Moulton College will soon be launching our new Apprenticeships provision which will allow us to work even more closely with our supportive network of employers. This new position will support the college to develop our Apprentice partners while also developing other commercial opportunities to grow additional income streams across the college.
You will perform a key account management role with a range of employers to further develop commercial revenue streams across the College. You will work closely with our commercial managers to develop an offer which is competitive and exploits opportunities in the market place. You will promote a clear vision of the value our organisation can bring to our partners and be confident to promote this with new leads and proactively engaging with new prospects. As a key source of advice to employers including our new Apprenticeships offer you will be a key link between the College and a range of third parties. You will also liaise with curriculum teams to monitor delivery and influence change as required. You will cultivate strong and positive commercial relationships providing outstanding customer care, to deliver full cost and short course activities in collaboration with our internal teams. You will support the effective delivery of apprenticeships ensuring course content is fit for purpose. You will develop the college’s commercial strategies and lead on the implementation of these. You will provide regular reports and updates and highlight new opportunities ensuring these are progressed. You will be a capable project manager and able to work to budgets, achieve targets and deliver a positive contribution.
You will have a strong background in commercial activities and be used to leading on negotiations and the planning and organisation of resources. You will have recent experience of apprenticeships and of developing this provision. You will be a capable financial manager and adept at understanding the financial and commercial drivers that affect business activity. You will be an outstanding communicator and able to quickly develop rapport with a range so stakeholders which lead to sound long term professional relationships. You will be able to influence others and confident to evaluate and present financial information to others. You will enjoy a varied workload and as a driven and self-motivated individual will enjoy the challenge of managing multiple projects simultaneously. Ideally you will be educated to degree level and/or have a formal management qualification at Level 5 or greater although this is not essential
There are too many benefits to working at Moulton College to include them all. Aside from the location (Moulton is located in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside covering over 450 hectares, with a further 170 hectares rented as grazing for our livestock), Moulton College boasts a dedicated, skilled and experienced staff team and an aspirational student body. As a valued employee at Moulton College, you will have access to:
Local Government Pension Scheme
High street discounts
Generous holiday entitlement
Healthcare cash plan
On site gym
Discounted nursery fees
Free onsite parking
A rare opportunity has arisen to join our Research Services department, in the Research Development team, on a permanent part-time (0.5 FTE) basis. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working.
In this position you will work with academics from a variety of disciplines across the Cornwall campuses to provide front line support and advice to academics across the research project lifecycle from idea to impact, supporting both the research development and financial elements. This includes identifying funding opportunities, coordinating bid development and supporting live projects and post project activities. This role will directly support low risk to standard projects.
You will have experience with budget preparation and supporting bids to external bodies, have excellent communication and organisational skills, with the ability to work well under pressure having to prioritise multiple demands. You will be able to work to deadlines and have a high level of current and relevant IT skills.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
We offer some fantastic benefits including:
41 days leave per year
options for flexible working
numerous discounts at leading retailers
onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
Please do contact Jen Siggs, Research Development Manager via [email protected]
FTE: 1Term: Open-ended
The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological institution and has a long history of working with industry to deliver strong business growth from access to research and innovation expertise. The latest major initiative continuing to deliver on this track record is through the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).
NMIS is a group of industry-led manufacturing research and development facilities transforming skills, productivity and innovation, helping to make Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing. At the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland in Renfrewshire; it is operated by the University of Strathclyde and supported by Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, High-Value Manufacturing Catapult, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council and Renfrewshire Council.
The Programme Management Office (PMO) is part of the NMIS Operations Group and provides a framework of management and support services for project and programme delivery. An opportunity for a Lead Programme Manager role has emerged as part of recent changes to the PMO structure and team. Reporting to the Head of Programme Delivery, the Lead Programme Manager will be a key and influential role in the PMO programme management and which will include undertaking primary programme management responsibilities as well as assume line managerial responsibility for PMO colleagues.
The post holder will provide an important lead coordination interface by working closely with the technical and operational leads across NMIS. As well as leading on the co-ordination and management of programme budgets you will be responsible for leading on the annual programme planning and delivery processes as well as monitoring the interdependence of the projects across the programmes. Your job will include monitoring and appropriate reporting of the programmes throughout its lifecycle proactively managing risk profiles and escalating issues as appropriate.
To be considered for the role, you will possess excellent information handling management skills, very strong numerical skills especially with handling and analysing complex finance data and meaningful experience working in a project and/or programme management role. The role demands an effective communicator who is able to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and is also able to lead and influence teams to bring about successful outcomes. Experience of making decisions with incomplete information and in ambiguous settings with a strong aptitude for finding solutions to problems and issues is required.
For informal enquiries, please contact Chris Lewis, Head of Programme Delivery – [email protected]
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The University of Essex is seeking a permanent, full-time IT Purchasing Officer to purchase IT equipment, software and facilities and assist with IT asset management activities for the University.
Working in a small team, in a busy, fast-moving environment you will be responsible for raising requisitions and dealing with invoice processing on a daily basis. With a high customer service ethos, you will confidently be handling a wide range of purchasing queries from staff within Digital Innovation and Technology Services as well as across our growing University.
Critical for excellent service delivery, you will also be part of the team reviewing and monitoring the purchasing process ensuring that all orders are placed to maximise benefit whilst complying with UK purchasing regulations and the University’s financial policy and regulations.
The successful candidate will have good practical understanding of supply and asset management, ideally with at least some experience within IT purchasing. Excellent communication skills, a keen eye for detail and good IT skills with the ability to use a range of databases and financial systems are essential to the role.
A full list of duties and responsibilities and applicant requirements for the role can be found in the job pack. Training will be provided to the successful candidate.
At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.
Please use the ‘Apply’ button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.
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