Project Manager - Research Excellence Framework (REF)

University of Oxford - Social Sciences Division

Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford

Are you an excellent project manager with a proven track record of coordinating complex projects?  Are you able to liaise and develop trust with large extended teams to deliver a project in partnership? Do you have meticulous attention to detail, the ability to analyse large quantities of data, as well as the capacity for strategic thinking?

The Social Sciences Division at Oxford is looking for a Project Manager who, in consultation with senior managers will lead and manage the division’s submission to the next Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF2021).

You will be responsible for designing and implementing an effective strategic plan and timetable for the Division’s REF submission, working across a wider team of academics and administrators in 14 departments, the central REF team and other divisions. This will involve coordinating the collection and preparation of all narrative and data components; establishing appropriate systems and processes to manage and validate data; and producing and delivering policy papers, briefings, reports and a project risk register to ensure all aspects of compliance involved in the REF are fulfilled.

You will therefore need excellent project management and interpersonal skills to enable effective collaborative working, influencing and supporting academic and administrative staff at all levels to deliver a large-scale, complex project. You will need to be educated to degree level, preferably with demonstrable experience of higher education research support administration and policy; and able to work independently as part of a wider team, managing time and prioritising work effectively and efficiently to tight deadlines. Additionally, you will require excellent analytical capability and verbal and written communication skills, providing strategic advice balanced alongside practical guidance, but will also undertake routine or repetitive tasks involved in coordinating the submission.

This is a fixed-term role until February 2021.

Please contact Sam Sneddon (sam.sneddon@socsci.ox.ac.uk) with queries.

Applications for this vacancy must be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 2 October 2017. Interviews will take place on 23 October 2017.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=130437

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