Doctoral Programmes Development Manager

Loughborough University - Research Office and Doctoral College

Fixed Term Maternity Cover

The post-holder, as part of the Doctoral College team, will be instrumental in facilitating the diversification of income to maximise postgraduate studentship funding for the University and will support the implementation and management activities around doctoral training following the award of a doctoral training grant or other studentship funding. Key responsibilities of the post-holder will be to seek and secure income streams to support doctoral research students and will include the development of regional, national and international partnerships with industry, sponsors, UK higher education partners, Research Councils, self-funding students, and, where appropriate, philanthropic donations.  This will form an integral part of the delivery plan for CALIBRE.

The post-holder will oversee and/or coordinate the application process for doctoral training grants and other funding opportunities and will represent the institution on appropriate external management and implementation groups. They will lead and support academic and professional services colleagues to effectively deliver doctoral programme commitments.  As additional funding streams are secured, the post-holder will be pro-active in managing the relationship with our funding partners, and coordinating the agreed programmes of delivery. A key activity will be the leadership and management of staff undertaking work with specific external partners, who will also be based in the Research Office and Doctoral College.  This includes an ERA Skills Coordinator role yet to be appointed, and a temporary post working on the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure & Cities (UKCRIC) doctoral training partnership.

The post holder will also pro-actively manage and coordinate existing Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) and Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) activity, to enhance effectiveness, opportunity sharing and good practice to ensure that obligations for delivery are met, whilst sharing best practice across Loughborough's doctoral training programmes. The role will also work with colleagues, including within the Research Student Office, to pro-actively manage and monitor internal studentship spending across the institution, to increase the part-time PGR student population and other programmes to address the pipeline to PGR study such as 1+3 programmes.

The post-holder will take a lead in the project and financial management of Doctoral Training Partnerships and internal studentship funding, generating, and providing management information in collaboration with Planning and Finance as needed. They will participate in providing strong governance for postgraduate research at Loughborough.

The post holder will manage Doctoral College schemes such as vacation bursaries and International Summer Research projects, in addition to administering any internal competitions relating to doctoral funding.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Kathryn North, Head of Researcher Development by email at  or by telephone on 01509 228385.

Application Closing Date: 4 September 2017, Interviews will be held on 19 September 2017.

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