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Project Manager - We are The People (Wellcome Trust funded project)

Posted: 14 Dec 2021 Closes: 3 Jan 2022
Bath, Newton Park Campus £20,582 - £23,152 per annum, pro rata of £34,304 - £38,587
Fixed term & Part time bath-spa-university/20211214163907

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced project manager to join a team of disability activists and researchers at Bath Spa University. The team has been awarded £1million from the Wellcome Trust to develop a research network in South West England currently entitled ‘We Are The People’. The network has funds to run for five years.


Job Title: Project Manager - We are The People (Wellcome Trust funded project) 

Location: Newton Park, Bath

Rate of Pay: £20,582 - £23,152 per annum, pro rata of £34,304 - £38,587

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until July 2026

Hours: Part Time, 22.2 hours per week

Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 3 January 2022




About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced project manager to join a team of disability activists and researchers at Bath Spa University. The team has been awarded £1million from the Wellcome Trust to develop a research network in South West England currently entitled ‘We Are The People’. The network has funds to run for five years.

The Project Manager will lead on the operational delivery and work closely with the Principal and Co-Investigators in ensuring the successful delivery of the project. The postholder will have a passion for disability equality and wider social justice, and play a central role in the project that includes leading on financial expenditure and resource planning, leading on the provision of reasonable adjustments, developing and maintaining an extensive research network, managing complex data sets, organising events across South West England, working with diverse external partners, line managing a project administrator, and ensuring the smooth operation of the project on a day-to-day basis, as well as post-award administration.

This is a fixed term post (funded until July 2026) to support the activities of an emerging disability research network. The right candidate must be willing to be flexible in terms of duties and responsibilities as the needs of the network emerges over time.


About you (requirements)

You will have extensive experience of project management, a passion for disability equality and wider social justice and research-led change, and extensive experience of working in the disability sector. You will have substantial experience of managing finances for large bids, collecting, analysing and reporting data sets, an ability to lead on the organisation and delivery of events across a large geographic area, excellent interpersonal skills, a strong ability to communicate with diverse groups of disabled people, and confidence with regards to working for an evolving research network. This post offers opportunities for self-identified staff development, and will require the postholder to line manage a project assistant.


About us

Bath Spa University is focused on creative enterprise and guided by our four values of respect, inclusivity, collaboration and sustainability. We teach around 8,000 students on a set of campuses around Bath, with most being located at Newton Park, including a listed Georgian house and grounds, or Locksbrook Road, our new city-centre art and design campus.  Our research centres focus on creative industries and humanities.

Our purpose is to challenge our students and staff to realise their talent and thrive, for their own benefit and for the wider good. By doing this we will think and make the world better.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact the project’s Principal Investigator, Dr Ben Simmons via b.simmons@bathspa.ac.uk  


Interview Date: 26th and 27th January 2021


 

How to apply


For further information or to apply on-line please visit the Bath Spa University jobs page at https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/work-at-bath-spa/current-vacancies-at-bath-spa/. Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to hrcontact@bathspa.ac.uk.

Please note that we use anonymous shortlisting therefore request that you do not include any personal details or reference to protected characteristics (such as gender, age or race) when completing your supporting statement.


We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a nursery, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies


Please note this role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route.


We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Given the nature of the We Are The People project, we would particularly welcome applications from disabled people or carers of disabled people.




 

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