Medical Research Council Technology

Strategy and Planning Manager

Medical Research Council (MRC)

London or Swindon, United Kingdom

Strategy and Planning Manager £38,969 – £43,300 (depending on experience) Plus additional London allowance if relevant (£5,029) Swindon or London based

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation. The mission of the Medical Research Council (MRC) is to improve human health through world-class research. We support research across the spectrum of biomedical sciences in universities, hospitals, and our institutes and work collaboratively with industry, academia, government, and charities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the MRC’s Strategy and Planning Team and contribute to high level strategic development.

What we offer UKRI recognises and values employees as individuals and therefore provide a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance plus 10.5 public holidays, a nursery on site and many other benefits.

About the role You will work at the heart of corporate strategy development at the MRC, supporting the Executive Chair and the Director and Head of Strategy and Planning in developing MRC strategy. You will undertake strategic planning activities and strategic projects across the remit of the MRC within the wider context of UKRI, including the co-ordination of bids for Spending Reviews, fiscal events, UKRI cross-cutting funds and the production of corporate MRC strategies and Delivery Plans. You will manage Strategy Board meetings and act as the primary interface with both the scientific community and internally regarding Strategy Board, as required. You will also keep senior staff advised on important strategic, scientific and policy developments and other relevant matters.

Regular travel to the other Head Office site (Swindon or London) will be required.

You will need: • A degree in a relevant subject • Excellent project management and forward planning expertise and the ability to identify strategic objectives and their implications • Significant experience of providing a broad understanding of scientific issues and research and innovation policy How to apply Applicants are required to provide a CV and include a cover letter providing evidence of how they meet the criteria described.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services. To apply, and for further details on the role, please visit our job board at Top Career . Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is the 19 July 2020

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