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Research Project Manager

Edge Hill University – Research Office

Fixed term contract for 36 months

Interview date: Wednesday 10th April 2024

We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver opportunity for everyone.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Project Manager to join the Research Office to be part of the thriving Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing at Edge Hill University working on a UKRI funded study titled: 

Arts4us: Working together to scale up place-based arts initiatives that support the mental health of children and young people.

The project builds on extensive work on research on the Arts for the Blues project and related work with children and young people over more than 25 years.

This study aims to generate new, scalable evidence concerning:

(A) how to access arts activities that best support the mental health of children and young people.

(B) how to evaluate arts activities that meet the diverse mental health needs of children and young people.

(C) how to maximise the benefit of arts activities for as many children and young people as possible.

You will provide project management support, working closely with the Principal Investigator, Professor Vicky Karkou, and with research administration colleagues in the Research Office.

This is a three-year fixed-term post. You will work with stakeholders across the partnership and beyond to help ensure the effective set-up, delivery and management of the research programme and help to maximise its efficiency and impact. You will carry out the day-to-day administration of the project and play a key role in the planning of future activities.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact: Chris Hughes, Head of Research Support at hughesch@edgehill.ac.uk

About you

As Research Project Manager, you will have:

  • Experience of successful project management, ideally in a research environment.
  • Experience of using a range of project management techniques, tools, procedures and processes in order to plan, monitor and drive progress. 
  • Experience of maintaining accurate financial records. 
  • Experience of planning, organising, and delivering events (large meetings, public events, conferences, workshops, etc.).
  • Experience of preparing accurate, detailed and action-orientated reports on progress and performance. 

You must also be:

  • Highly organised
  • An Excellent communicator
  • Able to use a range of project management techniques, tools, procedures and processes for communication and project management.

It is important to note that the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure for you from the Disclosure and Barring Service and that this will form part of the conditions of offer of employment. (Check post authorisation to see if DBS is required, delete if N/A)

Internal staff wishing to apply for a fixed term role as a secondment opportunity must discuss this with their existing line manager before applying.

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 36 days annual leave per annum (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 
  • Free foreign language evening classes 
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more.
  • Employee assistance programme with access to free confidential counselling sessions, legal & financial advice, and as health & wellbeing resources.
  • A wide range of development programmes to enhance your career.
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment.
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 17.8%

Click to view our rewards and benefits package.

Rewards and Benefits Package: Support Staff (edgehill.ac.uk)

About us

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before.

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world.

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.

EMBED VIDEO: youtu.be/DHDLyAo9g2U

EMBED VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUcBsWJaZYo

Arts4Us: Arts4us | RCAW | Research | Edge Hill University

Arts for the Blues: Arts for the Blues

Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing: Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing | Edge Hill University

Further details:   

Staff Recruitment, Payroll & Pension Services Helpdesk
Edge Hill University
SRPShelpdesk@edgehill.ac.uk

Location: Ormskirk
Salary: £30,487 to £32,982 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th February 2024
Closes: 25th March 2024
Job Ref: EHA2554-0224
 
   
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