Queen’s University Belfast
Institute for Global Food Security School of Biological Sciences
Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.
The Project Manager will provide specialist project management expertise to ensure successful development of the Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) Alliance through specific shared projects. It is anticipated that the Project Manager will potentially manage several discrete projects at any one time and these projects will change over time. The current key projects are the development and implementation of at least three science groups, the development and implementation of an operational group and processes to support the development of the Alliance including communication and marketing. The successful will be based both in The Institute of Global Food Security (School of Biological Sciences) and AFBI but will work with the colleagues from across both organisations collaboratively to deliver the projects.
This post is available for two years.
The successful candidate will have:
• A University Degree or equivalent
• At least three years’ relevant experience in a Project or Programme Manager/Coordinator role to include:
(i.) Planning and delivering projects on time and within budget.
(ii.) Stakeholder/partner management and programme reporting.
(iii.) Leading multi-disciplinary teams and managing people.
(iv.) Using formal project management techniques to deliver successful projects.
• Evidence of managing budgets and resources and an understanding of financial management procedures.
Further information about the Institute can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/Research/GRI/TheInstituteforGlobalFoodSecurity/
Salary scale: £40,792 – £50,132 per annum (potential to progress to £53,175 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)
Closing date: Thursday 28 February 2019
The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.
Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.