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Programme Manager - Public Engagement

UK Research and Innovation

Location: Swindon, Hybrid
Salary: £43,116
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th April 2024
Closes: 28th April 2024
Job Ref: 240000CP

Contract Type: Open Ended

Location: Swindon, Polaris House (Hybrid working available with a minimum of 1 day per week in the office)

We are looking for a Programme Manager to join UK Research and Innovation’s public engagement team. You will play a key role in shaping UKRI’s future work on public engagement.

Job Overview:

The programme manager will contribute to the delivery of UKRI’s £12m+ public engagement portfolio, including the management and delivery of programmes and the development of new activity.

UKRI funds and manages national public engagement infrastructure including the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) and the STEM Ambassadors. We design and deliver grants such as the Community Knowledge Fund and host the national public dialogue programme Sciencewise and the Public Attitudes to Science Survey. We also support researchers and innovators to involve the public in their work. We do all of this work to ensure that research and innovation are relevant and accessible to all, and to make sure the benefits of research and innovation are shared widely. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the successful delivery of UKRI’s public engagement programmes, including managing budgets and ensuring commissioned activities are delivered on time and to a high standard
  • Organise and run events, roundtables and workshops
  • Scope and develop new public engagement activities, such as grants and experimental projects
  • Develop new partnerships and engage with key stakeholders, including funders, policy makers, academics and practitioners

About You:

  • Successful track record of programme management and delivery, ideally related to research and innovation and/or public participation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build and maintain strong working relationships with senior leadership and a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Ability to work with senior leaders and frontline practitioners
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills 

To view the full job description please click apply and visit our careers page

Benefits

We recognise and value our employees as individuals and aim to provide a favourable pay and rewards package! We are committed to supporting employees’ development and promote a culture of continuous learning! A list of benefits below;

  • An outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
  • 30 days’ annual leave in addition to 10.5 public and privilege days (full time equivalent)
  • Employee discounts and offers on retail and leisure activities
  • Employee assistance programme, providing confidential help and advice
  • Flexible working options

Please click here for more details on the Benefits of working for UKRI – UKRI

How to Apply

Applicants are required to provide an up-to-date CV and a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role. Further information on how to apply is listed on our careers page (via the ‘Apply’ button above).

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