Project Manager - Fixed-term contract with external funding for 34 months
Reference Number 60030937
Location Northampton Square
School / Service School of Health Sciences
Department Health Services Research & Management
Contract Duration Fixed Term
Salary Range (£) 41526 to 45361
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% at 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 mission of the Centre for Food Policy is to advance an integrated and inclusive approach to food policy that works for everyone, through education, research, and engagement with the world of food policy. The Centre is interdisciplinary and located in the School of Health Sciences, at City, University of London.
A half-time Project Manager is sought to join the Centre for Food Policy for 34 months for an exciting newly funded research project. The study is led by Professor Corinna Hawkes, along with other researchers at other academic institutions across the UK. The study will produce guidance to local London authorities on how they can adapt their existing obesity plans to reduce inequalities in obesity by improving the diets of children aged 4-11.
The role will involve managing this research project to enable it to deliver on its objectives, ensure smooth coordination between the team, and communicate outputs. The position will be based at City but also required to liaise with, and provide support as needed to others on the research project. Related tasks include (but are not limited to) managing study timelines, arranging research meetings, contract management, and tasks related to communicating/disseminating the project process and outcomes to a range of stakeholders.
The Centre for Food Policy is seeking to appoint a proactive Project Manager with the passion, skills, and aptitude to work independently and help drive an exciting research project forward. This individual will have proven experience managing collaborative research projects, managing contracts and budgets, and developing and implementing communications/dissemination activities. The successful candidate will possess excellent planning, time management, organisation and liaison skills.
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.
The role is available from 01 September 2020 or earlier by negotiation.
Closing date: 11:59pm, 30th July 2020
Interviews are scheduled for 10 August 2020
Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity
Academic excellence for business and the professions
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