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ASPIRE Senior Programme Manager

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Business School

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £46,974 to £54,395 per annum, with potential progression once in post to £61,198 (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th December 2023
Closes: 22nd January 2024
Job Ref: 103018

Position Details

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK 

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £46,974 to £54,395 with potential progression once in post to £61,198

Full Time, Fixed Term contract up to March 2026 

Job Summary

As a top global 100 University committed to research excellence the University of Birmingham is an exciting and dynamic place to work. We have been awarded funding from the Wellcome Trust to trial innovative ways of making higher education research cultures more race-inclusive, and we are seeking an experienced Programme Manager to help lead on the delivery of this work. The postholder will lead on the the development and the delivery of the project implementation plan and will monitor the project budget.  The postholder will work closely with the project delivery team, external and internal advisory board members and contractors engaged to support the delivery of this work. They will also build alliances across the University and the wider HE EDI infrastructure to help ensure good practice is captured and lessons relevant to the University and the wider higher education sector are learned.  The postholder will also line manage the ASPIRE Communications and Administration Officer.

Educated to degree level of equivalent, the ASPIRE Programme Manager should have excellent project planning and management skills with a proven track record in the delivery of high-profile projects.  An understanding of the barriers experienced by racially minoritised researchers and related staff and experience of championing Equality and Diversity and fostering an inclusive working culture is also required.

The ASPIRE programme is an important part of the University’s commitment to  equality, diversity and inclusion. As an employer we offer opportunity to all and seek to reflect the diversity of wider society at all levels of our organisation.  We offer both job specific and wider professional development opportunities for all professional services staff, as well as a hybrid working schedule to accommodate both on campus (Edgbaston) and home working.

Informal enquiries to Etlyn Kenny, email: E.J.Kenny@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' button above or visit our careers website. Please quote the Job Ref 103018 in all enquiries.

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