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Researcher Development Manager

Royal Holloway, University of London - Organisational Development and Diversity

Location: Egham, Work from home
Salary: £45,548 to £53,939 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th November 2022
Closes: 12th December 2022
Job Ref: 1022-488-R

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual with the required expertise to fill the role of Researcher Development Manager.  The successful applicant appointed to this newly created fixed term role will help push forward key objectives in the staff research environment, in support of the College’s research strategy. The post is initially for a period until 31 July 2023 but may be extended subject to further funding being identified.  

The successful post holder will work with the senior leadership team and key stakeholders to develop and implement key projects relating to the staff research environment, including development of a career pathway for researchers, a review of the use of fixed term contracts, and further development of the College’s professional development programme for research staff.

We are looking for candidates with in-depth knowledge and understanding of researcher development, preferably within Higher Education or a public sector context together with experience of leading and executing key projects and development programmes within a similar environment.  The successful applicant will need to demonstrate their ability to work in partnership with a variety of people, using excellent interpersonal skills to understand different needs and viewpoints, their ability to offer appropriate advice and guidance and handling difficult issues sensitively.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

Royal Holloway has an on-campus nursery welcoming children from 3 months to five years, a workplace nursery, salary sacrifice scheme and enhanced family leave schemes. 

This is a full time, fixed term contract based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

Royal Holloway is currently piloting a Hybrid Working Scheme with staff splitting their time between remote working and working on campus. The post holder will work in a supportive team, within an institution that recognises the importance of helping staff achieve a work-life blend that works for them.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Ellie Rayner, Head of Organisational Development and Diversity on ellie.rayner@rhul.ac.uk or +44 (0)1784 443351.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk.

Please quote the reference: 1022-488-R

Closing Date:  23:59, 12 January 2022

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity & inclusion (EDI), & encourages applications from all people.

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