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Project Officer, iREACH Health

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 - £45,148 per annum
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

Application closing date: 21/04/2024
Salary: £37,841 - £45,148 per annum
Job category/type: Professional Support

Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD) is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Project Officer (iREACH Health), based in the Faculty of Medicine, Health, and Life Sciences.

BRCD is a £1bn investment by the UK Government and NI Executive aimed at stimulating long-term economic growth. As part of this growth investment package Queen’s is leading the establishment of the new Institute of Research Excellence for Advanced Clinical Healthcare (iREACH Health).

Reporting to the iREACH Health Delivery Lead, the post holder will support the design and setup of iREACH Health working with colleagues from schools, directorates, and external stakeholders collaboratively to coordinate project management and delivery strategies for iREACH Health.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria: 

  • Honours Degree in a relevant area OR at least 5 years’ relevant Project Management experience within a life/health science research environment.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience in a Project or Programme Manager/Coordinator role to include:
    • Planning and delivering projects on time and within budget.
    • Stakeholder/partner management and programme reporting.
    • Leading and managing a team.
    • Using formal project management techniques to deliver successful projects. 
  • Advanced use of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel, spreadsheet design and usage. 

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 24 months. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: and 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Kara Bailie,

Candidate Information
Attractive reward package
About BRCD
About iReach Health
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