School Support Manager (Research)

Birkbeck College, University of London - School of Arts

Purpose and Main Duties
This is a new role within the School of Arts to support all aspects of research activity. In this challenging and dynamic role you will work with colleagues across the School and wider College to provide effective and proactive support for this key strategic area. You will use your initiative and focus to help drive the development, implementation and delivery of research support for staff and students within the School.

Candidate Requirements
As an experienced multi-tasker, you will have excellent organisational, communication and IT skills and the ability to define priorities for yourself and your team. You will be able to work flexibly and effectively across a range of projects to meet demanding deadlines. You will be familiar with grant costing and management principles and be comfortable in producing data analyses to support strategic planning purposes. You will also be able to communicate well across different levels within the College and with external partners. You will have experience of and proven commitment to customer service, quality improvement, data analysis and delivery of results.

You will also be required to demonstrate an understanding of the current issues and trends within research in the HE sector, especially in the Arts and Humanities fields.

About the Department
For further information about the School, please visit the following website:

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £36,548 rising to £41,772 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1 FTE) and open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

Completed applications must be received by midnight on the closing date above.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 November 2016.

For further information on this opportunity contact Justine Abbott, Interim School Manager (email: A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification can be found on the college's website, accessed by pressing the apply button below.

Birkbeck is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates irrespective of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. Birkbeck is a member of the ‘positive about disability’ two ticks scheme and guarantees to interview all candidates who meet the essential criteria for the post.

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