Lightsources.org Project Manager

Diamond Light Source

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. Located on the Harwell Science & Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire a 20 minute drive south of Oxford in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Diamond Light Source conducts world-class research in virtually all fields of science and offers rewarding career opportunities covering both technical and scientific disciplines.

The aim of this role is to manage the international collaboration of the 20 international members of lightsources.org, and to develop the website, grow membership base, fundraise for EU and international projects and ensure best practice and rationalisation of a wide range of subjects from key performance indicators, teaching resources and impact assessment.

The post holder will act a as a catalyst in the collaboration lightsources.org on behalf of the 20 worldwide member facilities with the following accountabilities:

  • Lead fundraising for the collaborators by identifying opportunities and writing letters and bids to ensure growth of the membership base; Lead funding applications and partnerships across lightsources.org members which enable improved engagement and communications;
  • Work with lightsources.org’s members to centralise, prioritise, write and/or commission editorial, events, call for proposals deadlines etc. for the website ensuring that the range of editorial opportunities meets its target audiences;
  • Research and write original editorial pieces aimed at both technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Secure an editorial role in Synchrotron radiation News and Journal of synchrotron radiation;
  • Budget management and clear reporting to the members of the collaborators;
  • Develop new resources to support the collaboration such as teaching, outreach and education materials which can be accessed and be of benefit for all lightsources.org members:
  • Relationship management with all members so that they are engaged and kept up-to date with progress made through monthly and annual reports providing progress on costs, activities and performance indicators;
  • Prepare content, agenda and reports for the virtual and face to face meetings;
  • Manage the social media presence of the collaboration through the appropriate social media channels – twitter, research gate etc.
  • Gather and share best practice in a range of science communication spheres across lightsources.org members as well as for methodologies used for bibliometric and impact assessment with a view to create a united community of facilities.
  • Undertake any other projects as agreed by the Chair and Head of Communications at Diamond.

This is a 2 year fixed-term, part-time 29.6 hours per week (0.8 FTE) position. Flexible working would be considered.

Diamond is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

For further details and to apply, please visit our website.

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