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Policy & Information Manager - (Open Science/Data Archives)

Medical Research Council

Location: Swindon
Salary: £32,570 UKRI - Band D
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd November 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024
Job Ref: 230001FS
 

Location: Swindon - hybrid working options available

Role Description

A great opportunity has arisen for a Policy and Information Manager to join the Policy Information and Knowledge Management Team, you will play a key part in ensuring that MRC and UKRI effectively meet public accountability and support the implementation of policies and knowledge sharing initiatives.

Assist in the development and implementation of open science and research culture policies and activities and ensure the day-to-day management of the MRC legacy scientific data archive.

Contribute to the provision of information in response to a wide range of requests from external and internal stakeholders, drafting responses and working closely with colleagues within MRC and UKRI.

The successful candidate will bring excellent information research and drafting skills, and the ability to build positive working relationships with a range of different contacts. The role is varied and balanced, including responding to enquiries from a wide range of stakeholders with short turnaround time, as well as contributing to more long-term projects across the Policy, Ethics and Governance directorate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing support to coordinate and deliver activities in relation to open science and research culture policies, including representing the MRC on relevant groups.
  • Planning and managing operational activities in relation to the Scientific Data Archive including relevant electronic systems and legacy files, retention of data, including maintaining relevant policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Providing secretariat for the MRC Data Access Committee.
  • Providing advice on the retention and preservation of primary research records, liaising with relevant internal and external stakeholders 

Criteria

Essential:

  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent (S)
  • Experience of working within an archival environment or data repository (S&I)
  • Significant experience of information research and analysis, as well as report writing (S&I)
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to produce clear, concise and accurate presentations and written documents and present complex information to a wide range of audiences (S & I)
  • Experience of working from first principles, exercising judgement and discretion (S&I)
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to build effective relationships and networks with people at all levels, both internally and externally (S&I)
  • Demonstrated ability to management of work area or project, including the coordination of input from different sources (I)
  • Ability to influence and persuade others, and to negotiate diplomatically (S&I)
  • Highly developed planning and organisational skills and able to work under pressure managing conflicting priorities and time effectively (S & I)
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team (I)
  • Excellent PC skills, including Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) (I) 

Desirable

  • Initiated, developed and implemented revised working practices – committed to continuous improvement (S)
  • Line management experience or experience of supervising staff in a matrix environment (S & I)

For more information and to see full the full job description, please apply via our website by clicking on the 'Apply' button above.

Please apply online, if you experience any issues applying for this role, please contact Recruitment@ukri.org.

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