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Training Manager (ESRC DTP) (Part Time, Fixed Term)

We are seeking an experienced, proactive training specialist to support and develop the social science training programme offered by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership at Cambridge [DTP]. The post holder will support the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) by ensuring delivery of high-quality, constantly refreshed, effective training that aligns with ESRC expectations and is in accordance with the ESRC Training Framework. In addition to training, support and development provision within departments, the Cambridge ESRC DTP currently offers training opportunities which revolve around interdisciplinary thematic clusters; 'real world' research workshops; and internships and placements. Two central pillars of the training on offer include the Social Science Research Methods programme, and a programme of Researcher Development activities (personal and professional development).

In the role of Training Manager, you will use your knowledge, influence and enthusiasm to support, deliver and refresh the training opportunities available to social science graduate students within the DTP, potentially collaborating with other ESRC DTPs across the UK and certainly in collaboration with our external partners (industry, commerce, Government, NGOs, and the Third Sector, for instance).

The role will involve working closely with key contacts in participating academic Departments and in other parts of the Cambridge research training environment. . You will be expected to have proven expertise in the delivery and evaluation of training, and an appetite for innovation. You will work closely with the DTP Director, Deputy Director and Officers to ensure continuous improvement of the DTP Doctoral programme.

You will be educated at least to first degree level or equivalent, with experience of multi-disciplinary engagement and an excellent understanding of graduate training frameworks. With impeccable communication skills, you will relish the opportunity to work proactively and creatively, building and managing a range of relationships and associated activities.

Funding for this post is available for three years in the first instance. The post is part-time, 18 hours per week, working pattern by arrangement.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference AK14652 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing Date: Friday 9 March 2018 Interview Date: Monday 26 March 2018

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