Training & Skills Manager

Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
£41,526 - £51,034 per annum (depending on experience)
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 9 August 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Training & Skills Manager
£41,526 - £51,034 per annum (depending on experience)
Fixed Term - starting as soon as possible until 31 March 2025
Ref: SAE-017066

The Henry Royce Institute (Royce), an EPSRC-funded national institute, supports UK advanced materials research and innovation. With its Hub at 

The University of Manchester, the Institute has spokes at nine Partner and Associate organisations: the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Cambridge, Cranfield, Oxford and Imperial College London, as well as at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and National Nuclear Laboratory. Royce, driven by a vision of ‘advanced materials for a sustainable society’, supports the UK in growing its world-leading research and innovation through:

  • Enabling national materials research, collaboration, foresighting and strategy
  • Providing access to world-leading facilities and research expertise
  • Catalysing industrial collaboration and accelerating translation 
  • Fostering materials science skills development, innovation training and outreach 

We are seeking a Training & Skills Manager to lead on the development and delivery of the Institute’s strategic plan for training, skills and outreach. The Training & Skills Manager will be responsible for ensuring this plan is aligned with our mission pillars, and meets the long-term needs of the materials science community, including industry, research technology organisations, higher education institutions and schools. They will manage a number of initiatives, ranging from technical skills development to PGR engagement programmes and outreach activities.

You will be a proactive, highly skilled, organised and motivated individual with proven experience of designing and managing programmes in relation to scientific training, skills and/or outreach within a HEI and/or research setting. A track record of contributing to the development of strategy and policy formation is required, as is evidence of coordinating complex, multi-disciplinary projects with multiple stakeholders. You will have a degree, or a relevant equivalent qualification, in a science, engineering or related discipline, or significant vocational experience in a scientific or research environment. A project/programme or business management qualification is desirable.

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Elizabeth Gardner, Head of Operations at

To apply, please click on the apply button to visit our website.

Closing date: 9 August 2021. 

UoM and Royce actively encourage applicants from diverse career paths and backgrounds and from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender or gender expression. We are currently piloting positive action in recruitment, aiming in this case for at least one in three of the candidates that meet the essential shortlisting criteria and are to be interviewed (after shortlist) to be female, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, LGBTQ+ or to have a declared disability. Equal opportunities data completed by applicants will not be accessible by the panel.