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Senior Manager, Research Strategy, Governance and Impact

The Open University - Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th January 2021
Closes: 2nd February 2021
Job Ref: 17967

Closing Date: 2 February, 2020 - 12:00

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Manager focussed on Research Strategy, Governance and Impact to join the Faculty’s Research, Enterprise and Scholarship support team (REST)

The STEM Faculty is active and successful in its research and enterprise activities, generating and managing more than £10m of income per year. REST is comprised of over 20 staff who collectively provide the STEM faculty with the professional services that are needed to deliver to the strategic and operational requirements of the portfolio, ensuring compliance with faculty and university processes and governance.

Skills and experience

  • Do you have experience of progressing Deanery projects, developments and initiatives?
  • Do you have a flair for problem-solving and strong stakeholder management skills?
  • Do you have a good understanding of and ability to oversee research integrity and returns?

If you answer yes to these, then we’d love to hear from you.

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description.

If you would like to discuss this role before applying, please email

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please email or contact Donna Elstob:  01908 653047.

What you get in return

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 33 days holiday per annum pro rata plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

How to apply

For further information on how to apply please visit the posting on the OU Jobs page:

Closing date: noon on 2 February 2021

Interview date: expected to take place during week commencing 15 February 2021

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