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Research Leadership Development Manager

The Researcher Academy

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £42,155 to £53,353 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 12 April 2023
Reference:  FAB088823

Developing, supporting and cultivating our research culture and talent is a key part of the University of Nottingham’s strategic delivery plan for research.  We are seeking a skilled communicator with significant experience of delivering impactful professional development for this new role which will help to deliver our ambitions in terms of building a collegiate, inclusive and ambitious research environment and enhancing research leadership.  

The appointee will be a skilled communicator with excellent, training faciltiation and presentation skills and the ability to shape and develop the University’s existing suite of provision for early and senior researcher leaders.  They will also lead the development and delivery of a new programme for mid-career researchers.   They will need to have the abilty to motivate, influence and build relationships with multiple stakeholders across the university, balance their competing priorities and develop and implement initiatives in close collaboration with them.  The role-holder be responsible for helping to foster an inclusive and strong researcher community and culture.

Applications are invited from candidates who have experience of leadership development, extensive stakeholder engagement and understanding of how to apply these in the context of research leadership.

The role sits within the Researcher Academy and reports to the Head of Researcher Development.  It will also work very closely with the Academic Director of the Research Leadership Programmes.

The post is offered on a permanent contract with underlying funding until 31 July 2027. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week) ; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 25 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered.

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