SynHiSel Strategy and Partnerships Manager (FM11616)

University of Bath
May 02, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,585
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Contract Type:Fixed Term Placed on
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Job title SynHiSel Strategy and Partnerships Manager

Department Chemical Engineering

Salary Starting from £45,585, rising to £54,395 pro rata

Grade Grade 8

Contract Type Part Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Thursday 18 April 2024

Closing date Thursday 02 May 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM11616

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About the role

Join us as a key member of our £9M, 5-year EPSRC Programme Grant SynHiSel. The grant involves 6 UK Universities and 12 industrial partners, focusing on creating new, high selectivity membranes to address pressing global challenges, from removal of carbon dioxide to vaccine manufacturing to cleaning up wastewater.

As SynHiSel Strategy and Partnerships Manager you will lead two key activities for the continued success of the Programme Grant:

First, you will lead, working closely with the Programme Grant Director, Deputy Director and Co-investigators, on developing research collaborations among researchers at the six participating institutions, ensuring the effective delivery of the research programme and maximising research impact across all activities, including our EDI and RI plans.

You will also lead the continued development of SynHiSel's industry engagement strategy to further strengthen relationships with existing partners and find opportunities for developing additional long-term strategic partnerships.

You will line manage a Programme Coordinator, working together on reporting to partners and monitoring KPIs to ensure compliance with contractual and funding obligations.

This is a part time position, offered at 18.25 hours per week until March 2026.

About us

Our programme grant includes the leading academics researchers in the UK in membrane science and technology, including researchers from Bath, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Manchester, Imperial College London and Queen Mary. Having started in 2022, our team now includes about 40 researchers across the UK with growing links between the participating institutions and partners. We are also working to bring together the broader UK membrane community, acting as a virtual UK national membrane centre, providing needed visibility and leadership at home and abroad, and filling a gap unique to the UK amongst major economies.

About you

You will have experience of coordinating/managing/leading large projects, budgets, and reporting. You will be pro-active, identifying emerging challenges to better address them. You will be passionate about building and maintaining collaborative relationships with researchers, industrial partners and funders to deliver on an exciting research programme with the potential to make a major difference in addressing pressing global societal and environmental challenges. Constantly looking to innovate and collaborate with other to achieve outstanding results, you will also have:

  • Great leadership and stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence and empower where needed
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills with the ability to convert these to operational plans
  • Experience of monitoring and reporting on KPIs
  • Experience of operation/financial management
  • For more information:

    For more information about the role please contact Prof Davide Mattia ([email protected]) or Loretta Gibson ([email protected]) however please ensure you submit your application through our website.

    What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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