We are seeking to recruit a Programme Manager who will be responsible for managing and ensuring the provision of an effective organisation and professional operational service in the support of education and research at the Silwood Park campus. The postholder will be responsible for providing a full range of administrative support to the campus, and completion of key project activities.
A key role will be managing the Quantitative and Modelling skills in Ecology and Evolution (QMEE) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT). This will involve managing project calls and advertisements, the student selection procedure, coordinating training activities, and acting as a central point for a cohort of over 36 PhD students. The Programme Manager will liaise with CDT partners to generate unique training activities, including non-project related secondment and internship opportunities. The role will also monitor and report on CDT progress, collating data and capturing success stories (papers, outreach activities etc), and monitoring budget and resource allocation. The role will help to coordinate future bids and partnerships for future doctoral funding programmes.
Working closely with Course Directors, the post holder will also help to support the design and delivery of a new Silwood Masters programme, and the coordination of activities aiming to optimise administrative efficiency, student experience and facilities on campus.
In research, you will help to support academics in the Department to coordinate and develop large funding bids, including support for meeting organisation, coordinating with partner organisations, searching funding opportunities, and help with writing funding bids. Across all areas of activity, you will also help the Deputy Head of Department and Department Operations Manager and other academics to monitor and develop strategy.
The post holder is expected to take a proactive approach to ensure that he/she understands and keeps up to date with a wide range of Department activities in order to be able to undertake project work, to lead projects with other staff, and to find solutions and develop opportunities across a broad range of Departmental activity.
Duties and responsibilities
- To be responsible for managing and ensuring the provision of an effective and professional operational infrastructure in the support of research and education at Silwood Park campus
- Develop the Centre for Doctoral Training’s training programme, liaising with partners and College academics to identify new areas and activities for the programme
- Support recruitment to all education programmes at Silwood Park
- Preparing relevant material for the promotion and delivery of the education programmes, including student handbooks, monitoring forms and annual reviews
- Supporting and coordinating Academics and other Professional Services staff in developing new funding bids in education and research
- Acting as a key point of contact for the management of the education and research programmes
- A good honours degree in a science or engineering discipline, or equivalent experience with an interest in climate change and the environment
- Knowledge of project management techniques and tools, and their application in a project management capacity
- Considerable administrative experience
- Experience of working with stakeholders in academia to build networks and deliver collaborative outputs
- Strong financial and budgetary management experience, including planning, forecasting and monitoring
- Experience of providing a high-quality, responsive customer-focused service
- Experience of producing clear and concise written material
The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.
This is a full time, open ended position.
For any informal queries about the post, please contact Pat Evans (Departmental Operations Manager) via email at
Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Peggy Baker by email at and refer to the job reference number NAT00307.
For technical queries during the application process, please contact .