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ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD) Centre Manager
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-017085

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/08/2021

Salary: £32,816 - £40,322 per annum dependent on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

School/ Directorate: Human Communication, Development & Hearing

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 01 September 2021 until 31 October 2024

Applications are invited for the LuCiD Centre Manager role. The post is available from the 1st September 2021 and will be tenable on a fixed term basis for 38 months until 31st October 2024. The Centre Manager will be responsible for the overall management and administration of the Centre along with the three academic directors.

This post offers the opportunity to join a thriving research group at the University of Manchester, and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD), a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster.

This is an exciting and varied role within a thriving research group. The ideal candidate will be an experienced project manager skilled in financial management, communications, relationship-building and research administration. They will be highly organised, approachable and have excellent problem solving skills. They should also demonstrate an interest in Early Years education, language acquisition, developmental psychology, linguistics or a related field.

You should be educated to at least degree level or with equivalent experience and have experience of working in the higher education sector or an academic/research environment.

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.

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Anna Theakston


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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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