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Senior Operations Officer (Research)


Location:  Jubilee Campus
Salary:  £26,396 to £32,348 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Monday 05 June 2023
Reference:  SOC213623

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 Education has an excellent opportunity for two Senior Operations Officers (Research) 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 and of the School’s world-leading research.

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
  • provide high-level administrative support to the School’s vibrant PGR community
  • 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

You will need excellent interpersonal skills, work well in a team, be highly organised, flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced and varied environment.  As someone who is self-motivated and has experience of contributing to projects and improving processes, you will help drive forward change and deliver excellent service.  Experience of working in a research environment would be a distinct advantage.  In return, you will be joining a very dynamic, focussed and enthusiastic team where we put continuing development and support for each person at the heart of what we do, so that everyone can flourish and do their best work.

Our success is delivered by our people. We are seeking individuals from the widest possible range of talents and backgrounds, and we will appoint not just based on past achievements, but also on your potential for the future.

Concerned that you don’t meet every single requirement? We encourage you to apply anyway as we know that a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace is not only a better place to work but also produces higher-quality solutions. If you are excited by the opportunities of this role, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement, we encourage you to apply; you may be just the right candidate. 

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

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Lynn Brown at Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly 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.

Please note that 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 the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.



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