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Programme Manager (Research Delivery)

University of Birmingham - Research and Knowledge Transfer, Research Delivery Team, Medical and Dental Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £43,414 to £51,805 p.a. Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 4th January 2023
Job Ref: 57664

Position Details

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £43,414 to £51,805, with potential progression once in post to £58,284  

Full Time Fixed Term contract up to 3 years (part time at 0.8 FTE may be considered)

Background

The Research Delivery team, part of the College of Medical & Dental Sciences Research Office, is a vibrant hub for Professional Service staff (~40 individuals) supporting high-value, strategically important projects and programmes. We work closely with both Professional Services colleagues and Academics across the University and partner organisations, to maximise the impact of funded research, and lead on the development of renewals for large infrastructure awards. The portfolio of research supported is wide ranging (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/medical-dental/index.aspx) and includes the recently renewed NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre - and the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery - https://www.globalsurgeryunit.org/global-surgery-our-teams/. 

Job Summary

To manage large programme or multiple projects or make a significant contribution to larger University-wide programmes as part of a project team. A comprehensive list of the main duties is given on the University of Birmingham webpages (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs) but briefly includes;

  • Project delivery
  • Monitoring, evaluation and communication
  • People management

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Relevant degree or relevant equivalent professional qualification, plus significant project management experience (in increasingly large and/or complex projects) or substantial relevant experience evidencing the experience required in this role
  • Formal Project Management qualifications such as APMP, Prince2 or MSP
  • Authoritative knowledge of the work practices, processes and procedures relevant to the role, including broader sector/commercial awareness.
  • Evidence of literacy and numeracy, with the ability to write clearly for a variety of audiences, and to produce and analyse source material, information and data.
  • Proven ability to meet targets, with minimal supervision to deadlines
  • Substantial experience of engaging, and collaborating, with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills that will help to identify and implement improvements and efficiencies across the project or projects you work on
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including orally and in writing, with the ability to influence and negotiate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Experience of managing large financial budgets along with experience of budget planning and forecasting
  • Highly proficient IT skills, including the MS Office suite. You should be confident and able to quickly learn new IT skills and software packages as required 
  • Excellent people management skills, with some experience of leading, motivating and managing teams
  • High level of self-motivation and personal accountability with ability to plan and deliver goals to deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate the extent to which equality and diversity legislation, policies, procedures are applied.
  • Ability to identify issues with the potential to impact on protected groups and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate the extent to which equality and diversity legislation, policies, procedures are applied.

Informal enquires can be made to Claire Fenlon (c.m.fenlon@bham.ac.uk)

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit https://edzz.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_6001/requisitions Please quote the Job Ref 57664 in all enquiries.

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