Programme Manager

University of York
April 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:£44,263 - £54,395
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Programme Manager


School of Physics, Engineering and Technology


£44,263 - £54,395 per year


Grade 7

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work


Based at

XPLOR R&D facility, Production Park, Wakefield

Interview date

To be confirmed

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  • 13188 Job Description.pdf (PDF, 322.41kb)
  • Role Description School

    The School of Physics, Engineering and Technology brings physicists and engineers together to push the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation and meet the grand challenges facing society. Our aim is to deliver world-leading research in both fundamental and applied areas whilst developing new technologies that work for the public good, in an environment where everyone can thrive.

    As a School, equality, diversity, and inclusion are central to our culture and we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. We are proud to hold Juno Champion and Athena Swan bronze awards, which recognise our commitment to creating an equitable and fully inclusive environment in which staff and students can thrive. We aim to inspire young people to engage with science and engineering through our outreach work.


    We seek a highly experienced, personable and pro-active Programme Manager for CoSTAR LiveLAB, an R&D collaboration for the UK live performance and screen industries, led by the University of York. The lab, based at Production Park in Wakefield, will specialise in the future creative technologies for live performance.

    You will provide the project Directors with high-level assistance in all aspects of the setting-up, management and delivery of this new and complex programme. You will be an effective, inspiring and dynamic leader able to work successfully with a range of stakeholders across the creative industries (e.g., supporting partners, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Opera North), the HEI sector, policy bodies, local authorities and funders.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • Project Management qualification or equivalent experience
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and prioritisation skills, demonstrating ability to work through difficult challenges at short notice.
  • Proven knowledge of data management systems for milestone, financial and output reporting
  • Demonstrates team leadership with the ability to organise and coordinate team or project members to execute tasks for publicly funded programs, meeting KPIs and compliance.
  • Experience managing research projects or consortia involving creative industry partners or collaborative networks.
  • Understanding of immersive and interactive technologies.
  • Screen industries knowledge (film, TV, games, digital media)
  • Event organisation.
  • Change management and process improvement.
  • Awareness of local/national support networks and funding bodies (e.g., UKRI, Immerse UK).
  • Working at senior level in creative industries or HE sector.
  • Interview date: to be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Prof. Gavin Kearney ([email protected]) or Prof. Helena Daffern ([email protected])

    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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