Innovation and Skills Manager
UKRI – BBSRC
Full time (alternative working patterns will be considered)
BBSRC is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.
BBSRC within UKRI invests in world-class bioscience research, innovation and talented people to help society meet major challenges, including food security, green energy and healthier, longer lives and underpinning important UK economic sectors, such as farming, food, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
About the role
A key focus of this role will be analysing the portfolio of UKRI-BBSRC investments in people and skills and producing evidence of the impact of these investments. This will be used to inform strategy and policy development. It will involve generating and working with a mix of quantitative and qualitative information sets (e.g. case studies) and working with a range of stakeholders and partners, in particular with colleagues across UKRI and BBSRC’s peer review and strategy advisory structures.
The role will also involve managing and delivering funding programmes, as required, from across the Capability and Innovation Group.
Specific responsibilities will include:
- support and contribute to BBSRC’s policy development in support of postdoctoral careers, including its alignment with sector expectations (e.g. the Concordat), and oversight of BBSRC’s interactions with its postdoctoral community
- support the development and implementation of policy, programmes and activities that will contribute to the delivery of BBSRC Strategic Delivery Plan, as it relates to ‘People and Talent’, specifically at postdoctoral and early career stages
- contribute to the development of strategy in support of bioscience technical careers
- manage and deliver funding programmes from across the Capability and Innovation Group, relating to investments in talent, collaborative R&D and knowledge exchange.
You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have experience in a relevant discipline.
You will have an ability to take a strategic overview and develop ideas, initiatives and new approaches to complex issues.
You must have the ability to analyse complex information and synthesise well-structured, clearly articulated complex documents.
You must be able to demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative, progress multiple work streams simultaneously by prioritising work effectively.
You will have experience in communicating effectively to a various audiences using a range of media.
You must have sound experience of leading delivery in a project and programme management environment, including experience of delivering against tight deadlines
You will have excellent interpersonal skills
What we offer
UKRI recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.
Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.
The closing date for applications is 7th April 2019.