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About the role
In this role you will act as the professional services lead for the Doctoral College. The Doctoral College provides strategic direction for the development of high quality support for postgraduate researchers, research staff and early career researchers in line with the University’s Research Strategy. A key part of this role is ensuring good relationships with keys funders, effective support for the academic community and a positive experience for our research students and Fellows.

You will ensure the Doctoral College contributes strongly to the REF preparations, providing the University with insight and direction on the development of strategic, institutional bids for doctoral training and fellowship awards.

About you
With a PhD or equivalent relevant experience, you will have held a previous research management role, preferably in the HE sector. Experience of developing and implementing research strategy is key, alongside the knowledge and experience of engaging with Research Councils and other relevant funders.
You will have the ability to plan and manage multiple projects and priorities whilst ensuring relationships are maintained across teams, to ensure a strategic, consistent approach. We are looking for a self-starter with the motivation to advise and develop our thriving research community.

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Pauline Muya on 0116 229 7209 or pcm10@le.ac.uk

We anticipate that interviews will take place late May.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff. Located in the heart of the UK, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a supportive and varied environment that values hard work and recognises individual achievement.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.