Operations Manager, UK Energy Research Centre

Imperial College London - UK Energy Research Centre

Full-time fixed term until April 2019 with the potential for further extension in the future

Level 5: £54,880 - £62,980 per annum inclusive of London Weighting

Job Summary

Are you excited by the global transition towards cleaner energy? Would you like to work with one of the UK’s leading energy research centres to support this transition, and build bridges between academia, policy and business?

This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). UKERC was founded in 2004, is funded by the UK Research Councils. It carries out world-class research into sustainable future energy systems. UKERC acts a focal point for UK energy research and a gateway between the UK and the international energy research communities. Our interdisciplinary, whole systems research informs UK policy development and strategies of public, private and third sector organisations.

As Operations Manager, you will be responsible for key services necessary for the successful delivery of the UKERC’s research and engagement activities. This includes leading UKERC’s work to support the wider energy research community, to promote energy systems thinking, and to engage with policy, business and other communities. You will lead UKERC’s headquarters team, based at Imperial College London, and work closely with the UKERC Directors

Duties and responsibilities

As Operations Manager, you will play a crucial role in many aspects of UKERC’s work. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the UKERC Directors to further develop and implement UKERC’s research and engagement strategies
  • Managing and monitoring UKERC resources including finance, headquarters team staffing and facilities
  • Ensuring that UKERC’s engagements with key external stakeholders are nurtured and expanded, in line with our strategies and priorities.
  • Leading the implementation of the Whole Systems Networking Fund, funded by EPSRC, which is supporting collaborations between academia, policy and industry
  • Working with colleagues to implement UKERC’s international strategy, including supporting UK representation within the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)

Essential requirements

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent and/or relevant professional qualification
  • Have previous experience in the higher education sector in a similar or related position(s) or substantial relevant experience in another sector
  • Be able to demonstrate management and leadership skills, including the ability to motivate and develop members of a team
  • Have a strong understanding of programme management, including the ability to translate strategies into original and creative ideas for delivery in a complex environment
  • Know how to operate effectively within networks to build partnerships to enable an organisation to fulfil its role
  • Have extensive experience in developing and managing financial and other resources, including forecasting, planning, and their use to support decision-making.

Further Information

Please complete the online application form via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to https://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/ and search using reference number ENG00256.

Should you have any queries please contact Diana Batista, UKERC office manager: d.batista@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 30 March 2018

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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