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Senior Operations Officer (Research Projects) (Fixed term)

Sociology & Social Policy

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £27,584 to £33,804 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Monday 16 October 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  SOC149223X1

Are you interested in research and wanting to work for a research-intensive university?  

Following on from our recent success in the Research Excellence Framework, the School of Sociology and Social Policy has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Operations Officers (Research Projects) to help us build on this and support the achievement of our research strategy. 

You will work flexibly as part of a team to support the operational delivery of the School’s world-leading research.

As Senior Operations Officer for research projects you will be a key part of the school of Sociology and Social Policy where you will work collaboratively with the Operations Manager, the school and faculty teams and academic research leads to provide high-level professional project delivery management, advice and support across the school’s portfolio of high-profile research grants. 

Specifically, you will:

  • develop, deliver, manage and coordinate support and activity across a range of research projects and related areas
  • provide specialist support advice and guidance on operational processes and activities
  • contribute to the development and continuous improvement of research related plans, policies and processes
  • support the collection and preparation of information and documentation for operational management and quality assurance and enhancement purposes
  • work closely and collaboratively with colleagues in the School, wider Faculty and Research and Innovation
  • actively contribute to the Faculty’s professional services networks and communities of practice

This post is available on a fixed term contract until 31 July 2025. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours per week) however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 21.75 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

If you are looking for the next step in your career, this is a great opportunity, and we look forward to hearing from you. 

The University of Nottingham supports hybrid working with arrangements agreed locally. The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply as the school is determined to provide an inclusive environment for staff and students.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.



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