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REF Project Manager (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a Research Excellence Framework (REF) Project Manager who is responsible for supporting the Unit of Assessment (UoA) Chair, Academic and Research staff and other Administrators, to set up and deliver the effective coordination and planning for all aspects of the Research Excellence Framework 2021 administration for Mathematics.

Based at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, this role will take primary responsibility for the preparation of the Faculty of Mathematics' REF submission. You will be responsible for the project management of the submission, helping to shape and implement policy, as well as create auditable records for the submission, chase queries, create summaries and produce statistics.

You will be educated to degree or equivalent level in a subject that demands logical/structured reasoning. As you will need to engage and communicate effectively with all stakeholders, excellent written and oral communications skills are essential for this role, with an emphasis on precision and efficiency. Interviewing/consulting skills and teaching/coaching skills would be valuable for finding information and helping academics refine their contribution. The role also requires advanced IT skills and project management expertise.

The position is full-time however applications are also welcomed from candidates who wish to work part time (over 0.7 FTE). If applying part time, please state what hours and days are suitable.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years.

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.

You will need to upload a CV and a covering letter. In your covering letter, please clearly state how your knowledge, skills and experience match the criteria specified as being assessed by application form in the person profile section of the further particulars. The full contact details for two referees should be included; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

The closing date for applications is 29th July 2018.

Please quote reference LE16124 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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