Project Manager - Facilities Strategy

University of Exeter
May 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:£40,745
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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £40,745 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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Project Manager - Facilities Strategy

Job description

Research Services


This full-time post is available immediately on a secondment or fixed term basis for a period of 6 months. Flexibility of FTE could be considered for the most appropriate candidate.

Summary of the role

The University is seeking an enthusiastic candidate to work on an exciting project withing Research Services reporting to the Assistant Director for Research Finance and matrix managed by the Director of Technical Strategy and Services. If successful the role will be full-time for a period of 6 months with some flexibility of FTE could be considered for the most appropriate candidate. A degree of flexibility in terms of remote working could also be considered with a minimum expectation of 40% on-site campus working.

The Research Services division provides professional support aligned to our faculties across the research lifecycle. Our teams support our research community to deliver world class research and impact. This vacancy comes at an exciting time for Research Services as we support our newly formed faculties to deliver the University's recently launched Strategy 2030 and to support the implementation of one of our key strategies within that- the facilities strategy.

You will be responsible for managing the implementation phase of the university's Facilities strategy with funding available to support and develop and set up the governance of the facilities strategy, lead on the marketing and communications plans, lead on stakeholder engagement, guide and advise facility management staff, support developing costing a pricing policies as well as exploring options for maintaining and retaining our equipment and staff that support our facilities. You will also be expected to lead on other Research Facility activities such as advocating them externally and sharing best practice.

Over the last few years, the University has seen significant strategic investment in research facilities associated infrastructure and highly skilled technical support. Our facilities now provide a highly critical platform for our research and education excellence, underpinning collaborative interdisciplinary activities and forming an integral part of our world class research and education environment. So far, our research facilities have grown organically. A more strategic approach is now required to ensure that, going forward, these facilities are sustainable, coordinated, and better integrated, whilst improving cost recovery and skills retention as well as enhancing engagement with wider stakeholders such as commercial partners. A programme or work that allows for greater impact, more effective marketing and horizon scanning has therefore been developed to support our facilities strategy.

As Project Manager of the facility strategy you will be required to see the strategy's workstreams through from initial conception to implementation and supporting them being embedded by facility staff and academics into everyday practice. The role holder will be required to build strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including academics, professional services teams and external partners. In addition, they will also be comfortable working in an environment of extensive change and will have a flexible, calm and adaptable approach.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

Why our staff love working here

  • Flexible workingopportunities
  • 41 days annual leave(including bank holidays)
  • Actively inclusiveorganisation ensuring equality and fairness for all
  • Leading parental leaveinitiatives
  • Multiple wellbeingand health initiatives for staff
  • Sustainabilityand the environment being at the heart of what we do
  • Beautiful campus environment when working from either Exeter or Penryn
  • Inspiring researchthat really makes a difference to the world
  • Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    Further information

    Please contact Steve Popham (s.g.pop[email protected]) and Charlotte Murphy ([email protected])

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