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Research Project Manager, Public Policy

The Alan Turing Institute

Location: London
Salary: £35,000 plus excellent benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th September 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021

The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence whose mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.


This role is to co-ordinate and support work within the Public Policy programme. It will include administering a portfolio of high impact research projects, as well as overseeing, planning, organising and communicating the activities generated by those projects.

The post holder will work with the Programme Director, Deputy Director and academic researchers to coordinate each research project from concept to implementation; this will involve understanding the resource requirements for each project, drawing up detailed financial plans, coordinating funding applications, negotiating funding or collaboration contracts, agreeing on clear milestones for each project, ensuring that the deliverables are completed on schedule, as well as providing regular updates to the Institute’s leadership on the progress of each project.

The Research Project Manager will need to liaise closely with Institute research and operations staff, in London, at university and research centre partners, to perform their duties. Management of small projects in other areas may also be required, subject to business needs.


  • Coordinate and oversee the delivery of research projects
  • Coordinate some of the programme’s events, training, and knowledge exchange initiatives.
  • Maintain up-to-date records that enable effective monitoring, control and evaluation of the programme’s research initiatives;
  • Produce regular reports on activity to external partners and funders.
  • Perform resources planning and financial analysis for the programme.
  • Coordinate the delivery of strong programme governance. This will involve developing, writing, and editing reports and presentations for the Institute’s senior leaders, Board of Trustees, and funders, which outline the programme’s progress and initiatives;
  • Working with the HR team, organise the recruitment of additional programme researchers or administrative staff. This will involve writing job advertisements, organising interview panels, and overseeing the onboarding process for new hires;
  • Provide day-to-day support to the Programme Director and programme research leadership.

Person Specification

  • Degree or equivalent level of professional qualifications and/or experience.
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills: the ability to plan, execute, and keep on schedule numerous projects in an organised fashion
  • Managing complex research projects involving internal and external partners.
  • Accurate and up to date knowledge of Research Project Management in an Academic environment with internal and external stakeholders.

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Terms and Conditions

This full time post is offered on a 2 year fixed term basis.  The annual salary is £35,000 plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies,

Application procedure

Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly.  In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

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