School of Mathematical Sciences

Research and Enterprise Manager***INTERNAL ONLY*** menu

Research and Enterprise Manager***INTERNAL ONLY***

£34,626 - £38,579 per annum pro rata (grade 5)
Closing date: 
Wed, 02/04/2014

School of Mathematical Sciences
Research and Enterprise Manager***INTERNAL ONLY***
Maternity Cover – 12 months fixed term appointment/secondment

The School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS) is building on its current success and is looking forward to further rapid development and growth at a time of strategic investment across both the Faculty and the College. The new academic staff recruited to SMS during the last 18 months are part of a three year programme of recruitment to complement the talented and enthusiastic teams who will continue to establish the School of Mathematical Sciences as one of the leading centres of activity in the UK.

The School:
has 45 permanent members of academic staff, 2 research fellows, 9 post-doctoral research
assistants, and 11 professional services staff;
achieved an annual turnover of £7 million in 2011-12;
has 740 undergraduate students, 50 masters students and 53 PhD students;
has been selected as the venue for the British Mathematics Colloquium in 2014;
secured over £5m in EU/EPSRC research grant awards in the last 5 years;
was selected as one of the 3 key UK departments to deliver the outreach for the HEFCE project moremathsgrads (2007-2010) funded to the value of £3.3 million;
regularly receives invitations for staff to prosecute research at the Heilbronn Institute;
delivers a popular programme of wide-ranging weekly seminars and workshops.

The planned growth in income and resources, in a challenging and rapidly changing environment, will enable enhancement of the already internationally leading research groups. In parallel with the advancement of cutting edge research, continuing successful recruitment to our undergraduate programmes, the School’s plans to attract more high calibre postgraduate research students, together with the development of our new Masters Programmes in Mathematical Finance and Mathematics of Networks will further underpin the financial stability of the School.

The professional services team in the School is led by a School Manager supported by an Executive Officer, an Education Manager, a Research and Enterprise Manager (0.6 FTE) and a Finance and Facilities Officer. There is also dedicated support for Outreach and Student Recruitment, Student Administration and Support.

The School of Mathematical Sciences is seeking to appoint a Research and Enterprise Manager. The postholder will provide, under the wider guidance and leadership of the School Manager, support for research and enterprise in the School and will be responsible for the development and implementation of the research and enterprise strategy in the School. The postholder will ensure there is a supportive research environment within the School.

Candidates will be required to have significant recent experience in supporting research grant administration and/or enterprise in a higher education institution or research body. In addition, candidates will have experience of academic research environment and will have excellent analytical financial management, communication and interpersonal skills. A proven ability to prioritise your workload and to work independently is essential.

To apply for this post, candidates should be educated to degree level or have equivalent professional experience with substantial experience in a similar or related role.

The post is part- time (0.6 FTE) and is available for 12 months as a result of maternity leave, and it is expected that the successful candidate will hold it for the full period. However, should the post-holder on maternity leave exercise her right to return to work earlier, then this appointment will be terminated, subject to a notice period of one month. If applying for this role as a secondment please get your line managers agreement prior to applying. The salary will be in the range £34,626 - £38,579 per annum pro rata. Benefits include 30 days annual leave pro rata, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

It is expected that the successful candidate will take up the post on 23 June 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the School Manager, Jo Young ( or 020 7882 5485) or the current postholder Emma Roberts ( or 020 7882 7833)

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To apply for this position, please follow the link given above and search with the reference number. It will lead to our online application system, where you will also find full job details including a job description and person specification.

Application enquiries should be directed to

The closing date for applications is 2 April 2014. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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