Postgraduate Research School Manager

York St John University

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Department: Research Office
Location: York

£31,502 to £36,333
per annum
Contract Duration: 12 months
Closing Date: Monday 26 June 2023 at midnight
Interview Date:
Monday 10 July 2023
Reference: 137-23

Full time fixed term 

Location: York

Salary: £31,502 to £36,333 per annum

York St John University is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of the historic City of York. Our success is founded on the quality of academic teaching and research, our thriving campus environments, our professional and pastoral support, and our values of an inclusive, innovative and ambitious community with a strong sense of belonging.

We have strategic growth plans and transformational projects focused on improving our areas of strength to further increase our reputation and embed our status as an anchor institution. All our plans are routed in our values and mission as a University which will ensure you work in a supportive environment where your talent will be nurtured so that you can accomplish your ambitions.  

The Team

The Research Office team is responsible for enabling the University to meet its strategic objective of impactful research. We are a small, friendly team dealing with a variety of responsibilities from research grant funding, national policy implementation, research ethics to postgraduate researcher support.

The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a range of strategic assignments and will contribute to the University’s research strategy by maintaining close engagement with the postgraduate research community, academic supervisors, and research active staff, ensuring that opportunities for training and skills development are matched to the needs of these stakeholders. Additionally, the successful candidate will ensure the experience of postgraduate researchers meets University targets, and lead on revisions and amendments to provision in response to feedback from all relevant stakeholders.  

Key Requirements

Do you enjoy a challenge and have the ability to enthuse others? Are you able to think strategically? Do you thrive when working collaboratively to tackle problems? Do you have a track record of successfully managing projects that involve cross-disciplinary teams? If so, we want to hear from you.

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Elizabeth Goodwin-Andersson: [email protected].

If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to apply for this position please contact [email protected].  Within the application form there is an opportunity for you to request a reasonable adjustment at the interview stage of the process, however if you wish to discuss this in further detail at any point  in the process please do not hesitate to contact us.

We offer a wide range of employee benefits including – 

– Excellent annual leave entitlement, including five discretionary university closure days over the Christmas period

– Pension scheme

– Health Cash Plan after six months service

– Employee Assistance Programme

– Relocation expenses package for certain roles

– Visa loan scheme

Read more about our culture, working arrangements and benefits for York St John employees here.    

We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive policies and facilities to support staff from different backgrounds. As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements. 

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Closing Date –
Monday 26 June 2023 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date –
Monday 10 July 2023

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