Centre for Doctoral Training Manager

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199 – 37,345 per annum (pro rata if part time)
11 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School School of Mathematics
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 – 37,345 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date for applications 24-Jun-2019

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Statistics and Data Science (COMPASS) offers exceptional graduates a four-year doctoral training programme, underpinned by world-class research, government and industrial expertise. This new doctoral training centre, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is hosted by the School of Mathematics’ Institute for Statistical Science at the University of Bristol. Based in the recently refurbished £35M Fry building, the new home for Mathematics, the Centre is a key component of the University’s graduate training programme for Data Science. The Centre has partners with other Schools in the Science Faculties, in the Bristol Medical School and the Faculties of Social Sciences and Engineering and twelve partners in industry and government.

We are looking to recruit an exceptional individual to take up the role of Centre Manager. Reporting to the Director, Professor Guy Nason, the CDT Manager will take sole responsibility for the administrative running of the Centre including strategic and operational planning; managing Centre finances; administering student records and processes (from recruitment to graduation); event management; pursuit of funding and long-term engagement with academic partners; public engagement and impact activities. The Manager, along with the External Partner Liaison Officer and co-Director, has a key role in facilitating effective interaction with industry and government with the aim of developing sustainable partnerships to further our external training and research opportunities.

The post-holder is expected to work independently, making key decisions when necessary. You will have relevant experience, for example within Higher Education administration or research, excellent organisation and project management skills; the ability to plan and prioritise workloads and to meet multiple fixed deadlines. You will have budgetary experience, will possess excellent numeracy, IT and written skills, and be able to maintain website content. Additionally, you should be able to manage a constant and varied portfolio of requests; provide postgraduate student administration to the Centre’s postgraduate students and be able to work independently with a high level of self-motivation.

The position offers an exceptional career opportunity for the right person to play a key role in the development of a strategically important Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Bristol. It will provide a unique experience of scientific and more general administration in a world-class research environment.

For more information, please direct informal enquiries to Professor Guy Nason ( or the Line Manager, Mrs Liz Clark (

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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