Job reference: SAE-026052
Salary: £45,585 to £56,021 per annum, according to experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hours Per Week: Full time
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/08/2024
Contract Duration: Starting as soon as possible until 31st July 2026 in the first instance
School/Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

Job Description

This role will contribute to the development and project management of the UK’s SKA Regional Centre Facility, as well as the evolution of this project as transforms from a development program to a long-term facility providing services to the global scientific community. They will help to manage and facilitate the work of a larger multi-disciplinary team of researchers, software development and hardware specialists spread across 8 UK institutes along with their interactions with international teams. This includes working in tandem with a large international team of developers and scientists from the SKA member countries as part of the global SRC-network as well as SKA pathfinder facility operations (such as e-MERLIN), their science user communities, and relevant stakeholders.

Within JBCA/JBO the post-holder will contribute to the project management of multiple interrelated programs (inc. UKSRC, e-MERLIN/VLBI, and related project) to foster collaboration and ensure alignment with cross-functional teams. These projects have multiple inter-related dependencies including shared staffing. Working with the key stakeholders the Program manager will work to ensure efficient delivery of the strategic objectives across these projects, proactively identifying areas of areas to improve delivery and new opportunities.

The post holder will ensure tasks are carried out in a timely manner with a high level of professionalism, confidentiality and in accordance with all of UoM policies and procedures. 

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Robert Beswick and Denise Faulkner

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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