Research Project Manager - £35,000pa – £40,000pa - Central London

  • Job Reference: 00000269-1
  • Date Posted: 19 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Gray & Associates
  • Location: Central London
  • Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Higher Education & Charity, Office & Professional
  • Job Type: Contract, Permanent
  • Contact: Christina Gray
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Job Description

Research Project Manager - £35,000pa – £40,000pa - Central London

Fixed term role for 1 year.  The Research Project Manager will be responsible for co-ordinating and supporting the work within the project.  It will include administering a portfolio of high impact research projects as well as overseeing, planning, organising and communicating the activities generated from those projects. An interesting and diverse project content which supports assessment, projections and interventions that determine the economic and social welfare of people, businesses, governments and third sector agencies.  

Post responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate and oversee the delivery of research projects. This will involve working with the research teams to outline the resource requirements for each project, to support them in applying for funding, to agree on clear milestones for each project, and to ensure that the deliverables are completed on schedule
  • Working with the finance team to draw up detailed financial plans for each project
  • Working alongside the communications team to disseminate the findings of each project
  • Coordinate some of the programme’s events, training, and knowledge exchange initiatives.
  • Maintain up-to-date records that enable effective monitoring, control and evaluation of the programme’s research initiatives
  • Produce regular reports on activity to external partners and funders
  • Perform resources planning and financial analysis for the programme. This will involve assisting in the preparation of the programme’s budget, anticipating future staffing and operational needs, identifying potential funding sources, as well as managing the programme’s office space and payment of expenses.
  • Coordinate the delivery of strong programme governance. This will involve developing, writing, and editing reports and presentations for the senior leaders.
  • Working with the HR team, organise the recruitment of additional programme researchers or administrative staff
  • Provide day-to-day support to the Programme Director and programme research leadership.

 Person Specification: 

  • Strong project management and organisational skills: the ability to plan, execute, and keep on schedule numerous projects in an organised fashion.
  • Budget management and financial processes.
  • The ability to form and maintain relationships with a wide range of people at all levels
  • Accurate and up to date knowledge of Research Project Management in an Academic environment with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Adapts services and systems to meet customers’ needs and identifies ways of improving standards. Learns from complaints and takes action to resolve them.
  • Proactive approach to managing stakeholders and identifying opportunities for collaboration.
  • Independently make decisions which impact themselves or immediate team members. Escalate decisions where appropriate.
  • Recommend and advise on available options for decisions that affect operational processes, taking into account any risks.
  • Track record of excellent problem solving skills, ideally in setting which require multiple domain specialist cooperation.

 We look forward to receiving your CV 

Gray & Associates is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.