Researcher Development Manager

Anglia Ruskin University
July 28, 2024
Offerd Salary:£44,263
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  • Job Description (PDF, 128.89kb)
  • About ARU:

    ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. ARU holds a Gold award for the quality of its education, awarded through the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

    ARU's research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. We are the largest provider of Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care students in the East of England, and we are also among the UK's leading universities for degree apprenticeship provision, working with hundreds of employers across the UK.

    About the Role:

    The Research & Innovation Development Office is responsible for supporting colleagues across Anglia Ruskin University in fostering world-leading and impactful research, innovation and knowledge exchange activities.

    We're seeking to appoint an experienced professional who can take on this role at an exciting time for researcher development at ARU, as we refresh our approach and bring staff and student provision together into a single continuum of opportunity to meet the needs of researchers at all stages of their careers. Working closely with academic research leads and across the ARU researcher community, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring the effective coordination and delivery of researcher development, identifying examples of best practice and opportunities for enhancement, to meet the researcher development needs of our academic staff, while leading on ARU's engagement with external benchmarks such as the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

    Educated at least to degree level, but ideally with a research degree or equivalent experience working in a research environment, you'll have demonstrable experience of organising and delivering professional development, and undertaking training needs analysis, able to identify, create and implement researcher development activities including specialist programmes for cohorts of specific users. You'll have excellent project management and analytical skills, and be able to prioritise your workload and successfully manage multiple initiatives simultaneously. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is enthusiasm, flexibility, and a commitment to delivering excellent customer service in a busy environment.

    Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Tim Brooks, Assistant Director (Research Excellence & Enhancement), at [email protected].

    Find out more about working with us.

    We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that ARU will carry out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates.

    We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

    Guidance Notes:

    For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

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