Programme Manager: Social Security in a Devolved UK

University of York
July 04, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024
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Programme Manager: Social Security in a Devolved UK


School for Business and Society


£36,024 per year (reduced pro-rata for part-time working)


Grade 6

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work


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University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

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To be confirmed

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  • Role Description Programme Manager: Social Security in a Devolved UK

    This is a very exciting opportunity to join a new team which has come together to undertake a major research programme on Devolution and Social Security for the Nuffield Foundation. The research which is led by Professor Ruth Patrick within the School for Business and Society at York involves seven universities and two policy partners: Child Poverty Action Group and Resolution Foundation. The research will be the first major programme to investigate how the design and delivery of social security varies within the UK at the national, regional and local levels of devolution and localisation; and will include innovative, participatory work with people in receipt of social security for all or most of their income.


    The role is for an experienced and highly-motivated project manager who will work closely with Ruth Patrick and the whole project team to establish effective ways of collaborative working, and to ensure that the project is a success. The successful candidate will develop and oversee project management and reporting tools, including for impact monitoring, and will lead on the project's social media presence. They will be a core member of the project team, and will have opportunities to travel within the UK as part of the role.

    This role is part-time and is a fixed term appointment until October 2027.

    Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed
  • Experience of project management within a university setting

  • Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal

  • A willingness to manage one own's workload and to work independently and pro-actively to problem solve.

  • Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Ruth Patrick on [email protected]

    Condition of employment

    This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form.

    Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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