Research Project Manager

The Careers & Enterprise Company
04 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Summary To manage and coordinate research projects and support the Director of Research, Senior Advisor (data), researchers and senior researcher to deliver high quality research outputs for The Careers & Enterprise Company. This will include the management of a number of external suppliers and stakeholders, project management and contract management. Key Responsibilities 1. Supporting the effective functioning of the research team - Keeping an overview of all research team projects and activities. - Coordinating the research team's meetings, producing minutes and ensuring that the team follow through on decisions. - Supporting the Director of Research in managing the research team's programmes and budgets. 2. Project management - Managing research projects from inception to completion, to time and budget. - Managing research suppliers including dealing with procurement and contracting. - Coordinating the production of the research team's outputs. - Manage the relationship with the external design team (including procurement) to execute and deliver publications in the required timeframes. - Proofing and snagging all research team outputs. 3. Events organisation - Leading the organisation of seminars and other small scale events organised by the research team. - Contributing to the organisation of wider events organised by the Company. 4. Stakeholder management - Managing a list of research stakeholders and being the team's lead expert in the use of the CRM system. - Liaising with other teams across the Company to ensure that the research team's activities are well integrated into the rest of the Company's activities 5. Other - Undertaking ad hoc projects and activities to support the company's overall aim of preparing young people for the world of work. Job Specification Qualifications & Experience required: - A proven track record (c. two years) of delivering the full life cycle of projects including the initiation, procurement, finance, operational delivery, managing risk and sign off processes. - Experience of providing administration and logistical support to a team. - Experience of managing suppliers and external stakeholders. - Experience of event organisation. - Experience of social research - A relevant project management qualification Skills & Core Competencies: - Good organisational and logistical skills. - An understanding of research and research projects. - Good time management - Collaborative and good at building relationships with colleagues, partner organisations and beyond. - Good interpersonal skills, confident working with individuals at all levels. - Excellent IT skills including the ability to use Word, Excel, Outlook and any other tools that support project and team management. - Good attention to detail Equal Opportunities The Careers and Enterprise Company is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We value and welcome diversity. We aim to develop all our staff to enable them to make a full contribution to meeting the company's objectives, and to fulfil their own potential on merit. We will not tolerate harassment or other unfair discrimination on grounds of sex, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, age, religion or sexual orientation. Under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 and the former Disability Discrimination Act 1995 we are legally required to consider making reasonable adjustments to ensure that disabled people are not disadvantaged in the recruitment and selection process. We are therefore committed to meeting, wherever possible, any needs you specify in your application. We will also consider any reasonable adjustments under the terms of the Act to enable any applicant with a disability (as defined under the Act) to meet the requirements of the post. How to apply If you are interested in being considered for this role, please send us: - an up-to-date CV - a covering letter, specifying the role for which you wish to be considered, and explaining your motivation and relevant skills in relation to those outlined in the job description - details of your preferred means of contact To apply please click the APPLY button. Closing date for application is 13 August 2017