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Student Engagement Manager

Job reference: SAE-018122

Location: Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/02/2022

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Henry Royce Institute

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: Fixed-term until end March 2023 in first instance

School / Directorate: Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials

The Henry Royce Institute (Royce), an EPSRC-funded national institute, supports UK advanced materials research and innovation. With its Hub at The University of Manchester, the Institute has spokes at nine Partner and Associate organisations: the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Cambridge, Cranfield, Oxford and Imperial College London, as well as at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and National Nuclear Laboratory. Royce, driven by a vision of ‘advanced materials for a sustainable society’, supports the UK in growing its world-leading research and innovation through:

  • Enabling national materials research, collaboration, foresighting and strategy
  • Providing access to world-leading facilities and research expertise
  • Catalysing industrial collaboration and accelerating translation
  • Fostering materials science skills development, innovation training and outreach

Royce is seeking a Student Engagement Manager to contribute to the Institute’s strategic plan for training, skills and engagement with students entering research careers in the material sciences. The role aims to connect and empower both postgraduate and undergraduate students across the Institute’s Partners and the wider UK materials community. Activities will include running Royce’s undergraduate summer internship research programme, organising an annual PhD student conference, delivering a series of research sandpit workshops, and developing new engagement opportunities across the Institute.

You will be a proactive, organised and motivated individual with previous experience in the material sciences within academia or industry. You will be adept at conversing with students and researchers, supporting them in gaining new skills, and sharing experiences as part of their ongoing career development. A degree (or an equivalent qualification) in a physical sciences, engineering or related discipline is required, as is knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion, including of widening participation, and the issues that need to be considered in relation to training, skills and outreach

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

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: Tom Hancocks, Training and Skills Manager


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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.