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Senior Investment Manager - Skills

AHRC - Arts and Humanities Research Council - UKRI- AHRC

Location: Swindon
Salary: £38,318 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th June 2019
Closes: 15th July 2019
Job Ref: IRC249680

Full time/Part time hours may be considered 

About Us

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

About the role

The Skills portfolio is cross-cutting, engaging colleagues across the whole of AHRC. The purpose is to develop and implement strategy and policy in support of skills development for Arts and Humanities researchers. Around a third of AHRC’s budget is committed to supporting doctoral study and there are dedicated funding streams for early career researchers and to enable leadership development. 

Working with other AHRC teams, colleagues across UKRI and externally, the team works to understand skills needs within the community, developing an evidence-base, and determining how researchers can best be supported. 

You will report to the Head of Skills and will work closely with other Team Heads and Investment Managers within and across AHRC teams to co-ordinate activity. You will play a key role in informing the strategic direction of the skills portfolio and programmes division as a whole, including the development of processes for better understanding the portfolio and skills’ needs within the Arts and Humanities community, implementing processes to monitor awards, including Equality and Diversity monitoring, and the development of existing schemes and, if applicable, delivery of new ones.

Main activities will include but are not limited to:

  • to work with the Team Head and other Senior Investment Managers and Team Heads to manage the planning and operation of the Skills portfolio and its contribution to the delivery of wider AHRC and UKRI strategic aims
  • to engage with other teams within the AHRC, with other Councils in UKRI and with the external research community
  • to pro-actively support the collection, analysis and interpretation of information contributing to understanding, and narratives about, the value and impact of AHRC funded research and training.

About you

You will be educated to degree level or have equivalent relevant experience. 

Experience in higher education administration, research administration or a similar environment as well as an understanding of skills development within a higher education context is essential. 

You will have the ability to initiate and implement successful projects and programmes of work and to establish and maintain productive and professional working relationships with people and colleagues at all levels, both internally and externally.

What we offer

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits. 

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. 

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please visit our job board at Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000. 

The closing date for applications is 15th July 2019. 

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