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Research Development Manager (Net Zero)

University of Bristol - GW4

Location: Bristol
Salary: £44,706 to £50,296
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th November 2021
Closes: 5th December 2021
Job Ref: SUPP107878

The role

The GW4 Alliance (GW4) is a consortium of four of the most research-intensive and innovative universities in the UK: Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. Collaboration sits at the very heart of the GW4 Alliance, and working with other organisations, industry, and society, GW4 aims to enhance research collaboration; address global, societal, and industrial challenges; and inform policy at national and international levels. The GW4 Directorate is funded by all four partner universities, and together we identify areas of complementary expertise to develop research communities at scale which address major global and industrial challenges. The GW4 Net Zero programme aims to offer leadership to the region that will accelerate to net zero emissions, with a focus on the transition to sustainable mobility.

This role will sit within the GW4 Directorate, working closely with all four partner universities across all levels of seniority. As part of the GW4 team, you will work other programme managers in the Directorate to develop and deliver a coherent strategic research environment. The GW4 programme as a whole weaves together the fostering of new communities with ongoing investment into collaboration at scale, whilst supporting our researchers, through the development and delivery of interdisciplinary training programmes strategically aligned to our areas of investment.

What will you be doing?

This new role is an exciting opportunity to work with leaders from across the South West and South Wales area as we embark on a collaborative programme driven by GW4 universities in partnership with stakeholders across the regions. The Research Development Manager for Net Zero, will play a pivotal role in establishing the projects and partnerships that will deliver innovative and fair transformation, influencing change across the UK and the world. Working with the GW4 Net Zero Ambassadors, and teams of leading researchers across the programme, you will support the development of thematic working groups, draw existing and new stakeholders into the development process, and horizon scan to identify opportunities that our collaboration can respond to, swiftly and effectively.

You should apply if

The successful candidate will have experience of working in an interdisciplinary research or innovation environment, and be familiar with the funding opportunities for academic and business collaborations. Flexible and responsive to opportunities that arise, with the post holder will need to be able to prioritise and re-prioritise their own work under pressure. You must be able to quickly establish strong working relationships with a range of individuals, and work creatively to take advantage of opportunities that will enable the delivery of a diverse and complex programme.

Additional information

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract - 12 months

School/Unit: GW4

Shift pattern: Full time but will consider 0.8FTE

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 05/12/2021

It is anticipated interviews will be held 15 or 16th December 2021

For any informal enquires please contact, Joanna Jenkinson, 07773 539537, j.jenkinson@gw4.ac.uk 

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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