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YCEDE Project Manager

University of York - Executive Operations Department

Location: York
Salary: £40,927 to £50,296 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th December 2021
Closes: 24th January 2022
Job Ref: 10200

Department

The University of York has recently been awarded Office for Students (OfS) and Research England (RE) funding in collaboration with the Universities of Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam, to increase access to postgraduate research for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates. The Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE) is an ambitious project that aims to deliver profound structural and cultural change in Higher Education (HE) practices across the five Yorkshire Universities involved in this project, by developing a beacon of best practice that can be advertised and used more widely, to enhance opportunities for postgraduate researchers (PGRs) of colour nationwide.

The York Graduate Research School (YGRS) currently sits within the wider Executive Operations Department  and is looking to appoint a confident and experienced project manager who will lead on the coordination of activities to assist in the timely progression of the YCEDE project, which aims to deliver fundamental changes at an institutional level.

Role

This is a new role that will coordinate consortium activities and finances; supervise a G4 Project Administrator at York; provide the central point of contact for Project Administrators from other partners, workstream leads and external partners; provide guidance on appointing research interns and running training activities.

It will involve extensive communication and collaboration with staff from partner universities involved in the YCEDE project, as well as internal and external stakeholders.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • A good honours degree or equivalent experience
  • A professional qualification or membership of a recognised body, and/or substantial experience gained in working at a senior level within a large and complex organisation
  • Knowledge of relevant professional, legal and ethical considerations when working on cross collaborative projects with multiple institutions
  • Excellent project management skills, with substantial experience of strategic planning, policy development, service delivery and financial management
  • In depth understanding and/or experience of the lived experience of People of Colour in the Higher Education and/or Research sectors
  • Experience of driving and effecting positive change related to equality, diversity and inclusion

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: Kathryn Arnold - Kathryn.arnold@york.ac.uk

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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