Departmental Project and Policy Manager

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Salary Range: 

Salary £40,792 - £48,677 p.a. (with an option of under-filling at Grade 7: salary £32,236 - £39,609 p.a. with change of duties)

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Closing Date: 

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:00


This post presents an ideal opportunity to gain experience in project management and policy development in a thriving academic department. You will play a wide ranging role, managing strategic projects such as departmental REF and Athena SWAN submissions, engaging in departmental policy development, and providing outstanding professional support for senior colleagues within the Mathematical Institute.

This is a full-time fixed-term position, tenable until 31 December 2021. The department would be willing to appoint at 80% FTE spread over a minimum of four days a week. While the role is a grade 8 position, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at grade 7, with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.

With a first degree (or equivalent), you will have excellent organisational and problem-solving skills, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and a good understanding of the Higher Education operational environment. You will be required to work independently, using your initiative and exercising sound judgement and discretion in a complex environment. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to influence change and build effective relationships with staff at all levels.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Rachel Meyrick at

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application.  You will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Monday 11th March 2019 can be considered.

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