Transforming Research Support Programme Training Lead (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
December 07, 2022
Offerd Salary:£38,592-£51,805
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Transforming Research Support Programme Training Lead (Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge Research Office has created an exciting new role for a Training Lead to work on an ambitious user-centred change programme. The Transforming Research Support Programme will transform how the services that support our world-leading research teams are delivered and experienced. Providing end-to-end learning and development services, through instructional design and delivery, will be key to success.

The role will benefit from working closely with a supportive and professional programme team, as well as colleagues from across the University. This is a real opportunity to influence the success of a strategically important initiative through your skills and experience.

The Programme will critically examine each aspect of the research support lifecycle to ensure that our academic and professional staff have the necessary capabilities, tools and support to maintain and strengthen research excellence across the University. As a technology-enabled business change programme, the team will collaborate with users and other stakeholders to transform existing research support capabilities, systems and processes, implement new ways of working and build digital maturity across the University's research support community.

The Training Lead will work closely with the Senior Change Management Specialist and wider programme team to build user knowledge, ability and confidence in new ways of working and facilitate widespread adoption of substantial technical, business and cultural change across the University.

Drawing on your experience in instructional design and delivery, as well as adult learning best practice, you will liaise with a diverse range of stakeholders to design, manage and deliver integrated training and support solutions so the objectives of the Programme are achieved and can be sustained following transition to business as usual.

The ideal candidate will join us with experience in leading the design and delivery of end-to-end learning and development programmes for both technical and non-technical application, from needs identification to evaluation and assessment. You will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and skills in applying the principles and practices of instructional design and adult learning, including the creation of high quality, engaging and targeted learning content.

The ability to manage ambiguity, and to quickly build and maintain productive relationships and foster collaboration among colleagues and stakeholders, will also be key to your success in this role. Experience of large and complex programmes or projects delivered using a formal change management methodology, particularly within a higher education setting, would be an advantage, but is not essential.

Your application should clearly set out how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification (the skills and experience required for the role) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based on these criteria.

The University of Cambridge is committed to supporting our staff to thrive both professionally and personally. The Research Office aims to support our staff to achieve a better work/life balance, whilst retaining the positive aspects of our unique in-person environment and culture. We have embraced hybrid working and we are currently trialling in-person working within teams 2 days per week from Greenwich House. This arrangement is currently temporary. Some roles may require additional onsite working according to business need and this is subject to discussion with the recruiting manager.

The University offers an excellent benefit package including: - Discounts on shopping - Rental deposit scheme - Public transport season ticket loans - Defined benefits pension schemes - Tax-efficient bicycle and charity-giving schemes - Flexible working options.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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Closing Date: 7th December 2022

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact

Please quote reference EW31454 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    16 November 2022

    Closing date

    7 December 2022

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