Centre Manager - Department of Sociology

London (GB)
(£)55750 to 62727
Oct 20, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 17, 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Centre Manager

Reference Number 60031578
Location Northampton Square 
School / Service School of Arts & Social Sciences
Department Department of Sociology
Contract Duration Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary Range (£)55750 to 62727


The Violence & Society Centre is a new interdisciplinary research centre at City, University of London. It aims to develop knowledge to assist the reduction of violence. It has multiple sources of external research income, both national and international, from research councils and governmental bodies, including UKRI, MRC, ESRC, the European Commission and the Humboldt Foundation. It works with multiple stakeholders including the Third Sector; governmental bodies; and European and UN agencies. City is investing in the Centre with new staff and new offices. As a novel interdisciplinary venture which is quickly expanding, new procedures are needed to develop both internal facing engagement with the rest of City and external engagement with users and funders of research.

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.  


The new role of Centre Manager is responsible for the successful operational delivery of the Violence & Society Centre and reports to the Centre Director. The successful candidate will establish new administrative and communication systems and project manage multiple streams of work. This is an exciting opportunity to assume a high-profile role in the establishment of innovative coordination procedures which maximise the uptake of high-quality research within City and beyond Higher Education. The work will also involve developing new models of inter-departmental working and streamlined university administrative functions.

Person Specification

The appointed candidate will have a proven track record managing complex programmes supported by experience of working within a large research organisation.

This post is available part-time or fulltime. This has been identified as a full-time position however a job-share or similar part-time working arrangement would be considered, subject to the arrangement meeting business needs.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11:59pm, Tuesday 17th November 2020

The role is available from December 2020. 

For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Centre Director, Professor Sylvia Walby OBE by email on Sylvia.walby@city.ac.uk.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

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