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Programme Grant Manager
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-016564

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/10/2021

Salary: £41,526 - £51,034 Per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Photon Science Institute

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 3 years in the first instance

The Henry Royce Institute (Royce) is the UK’s national centre for advanced materials research and innovation. With its Hub at The University of Manchester, the Institute has spokes at eight other institutions around the UK. The £235m institute grows the UK’s world-leading research and innovation base in advanced materials science, an area which is fundamental to all industrial sectors and the national economy. We bring together world-leading academics from across the UK, and work closely with industry to ensure translation of fundamental research. In Manchester, a number of research facilities related to Royce’s Atoms to Device research theme are located within the Photon Science Institute. ​​​​​​​

The EPSRC NAME Programme Grant is led by the University of Manchester with partners at the University of Leeds and Imperial College London and is aligned to Royce’s Atoms to Devices research theme. It represents a >£9M investment and aims to revolutionise the design and delivery of functionality on demand at the nanoscale within advanced materials. Providing new world-leading capabilities, NAME will transform the ability to exploit spin and photonics; address and harness thermal interactions; realise designer materials for quantum technologies (QTs); and in so doing, shape the UK and international advanced functional materials landscape.

The post holder will be responsible for: (i) the efficient management of facilities and engagement activities related to the Atoms to Devices (A2D) research area in Manchester, and (ii) for programme management of the NAME grant to ensure effective management and delivery of the award. Activities are expected to include: financial reporting and budget management; liaison with facility end-users and external stakeholders; engagement with research communities; promotion of capabilities to users; support for the delivery of impact and public engagement activities; and line management of administrative staff.

A track record of working on complex, multidisciplinary research projects with multiple partners and of managing processes involving a range of users, customers and other stakeholders is essential. You will have a degree, or a relevant equivalent qualification, in a science or engineering discipline. Project and financial management skills are essential, as is experience of writing and editing scientific proposals and reports. A formal project management qualification and/or a postgraduate qualification are desirable.

The post is available as either full-time or as two part-time (0.5 FTE) roles, and we would welcome enquiries about job shares and/or hybrid working.

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 will be 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: Elizabeth Gardner or Prof. Richard Curry

Email: or

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Tel: 0161 850 2004

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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