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Operations Manager

External Relations

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £32,348 to £43,414 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Friday 17 February 2023
Reference:  REG602222

The Institute for Policy and Engagement was established by University of Nottingham to ensure the University's research and academics are at the forefront of shaping public policy and debate, ultimately improving outcomes for all. We run an extensive range of activities, including events, funding programmes, training courses and intensive support to academics.

The Institute needs an effective, well organised, motivated and flexible Operations Manager to strengthen our ability to run events, to monitor performance and overall programme, manage grant programmes, deliver internal and external reporting, support our governance and manage our increasingly complex budget.   The role holder will have responsibility for multiple strands of project work and will support the policy and public engagement teams on specific activities.  The post will also co-ordinate the annual planning round for the Institute.   

The post holder will have excellent written and oral communication skills and exceptional organisational ability even when working under pressure. They will be expected to positively engage in learning new skills and developing new abilities including through formal programmes of learning.  This is a ‘hands-on’ role, where the post holder will directly contribute to all aspects of Institute activity.   

This is a brilliant opportunity to work in a high-profile team in the University, across a diverse range of research areas and operational challenges. The successful applicant will make a vital contribution to the Institute's overall mission to support the exchange of knowledge and ideas to enrich policy making, inspire people, support communities, transform lives and shape the future.

This position is offered on a permanent basis. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours per week). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Chris Sims on CHRIS.SIMS@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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