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Senior Research Operations Manager (Observatory for Mathematical Education)

University of Nottingham - Education

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £44,263 to £56,021 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: SOC560023

Location: Jubilee Campus

Closing Date: Sunday 07 January 2024

Interview Date: Wednesday 17 January 2024

Are you interested in working with a pioneering academic team to establish and manage a multimillion-pound research initiative? 
We are looking for an experienced and skilled senior operations manager for the Observatory for Mathematical Education. You will establish and lead a team of professional services colleagues to provide the operational support for this exciting new venture.   

The Observatory for Mathematical Education is a collaboration between the University's School of Education and School of Mathematical Sciences. It launches with an ambitious ten-year programme of research, development and influencing that will support the improvement of mathematics education in England and accrue long-term benefits for individuals and society.  As someone who is self-motivated and has experience of establishing and leading teams, owning and driving projects, and establishing robust processes, you will be integral to the success of the Observatory. 

You will have excellent interpersonal, leadership, and project management skills. You will work well in a team, be highly organised and flexible, and be able to thrive in a fast-paced and varied environment.  In return, we offer a competitive employment package to support your wellbeing and professional development. You will receive an excellent choice of benefits and rewards, including highly attractive pension and holiday allowance (30 days in addition to Bank Holiday and University closure days). 

Our success is delivered by our people. We are seeking individuals from the widest possible range of talents and backgrounds, and we will appoint not just based on past achievements, but also on your potential for the future. 

This is permanent with underlying funding position, available until 31/10/2028. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week) ; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 27 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Head of Operations Louise Savage, email louise.savage@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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