Programme Director for Centre of Excellence in Energetic Materials 

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Shrivenham, Swindon
£41,153 to £45,872 per annum (with additional performance related pay up to £57,340 per annum)
02 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Programme Director for Centre of Excellence in Energetic Materials 

   Cranfield University
School/Department   Centre for Defence Chemistry
Based at   Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security 
Hours of work   37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday 
Contract type   Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period  Fixed term for 3 years
Salary  £41,153 to £45,872 per annum (with additional performance related pay up to £57,340 per annum)
Apply by    30/11/2017   

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate University that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.  The Centre of Excellence in Energetic Materials (CoEEM) is a UK Government-driven initiative to pull together and champion essential national capability in energetic materials which include explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, and gas generators. Led by DSTL, DE&S (DOSG) and AWE, in collaboration with other government bodies (CPNI/GO Science/DoT).   

Currently in the process of being established, CoEEM aims to draw on UK-wide organisations, facilities, and academic centres to provide coordinated research, training, test & evaluation and knowledge exchange.  The Centre will act as a collaboratory to bring together government, industry and academia to harness and nurture existing and new talent coming into this profession and to promote efficient and effective use of new and existing resources. 

The post holder will:

  • Work with other Cranfield staff (Marketing, Commercial, Learning Services etc.) to execute the implementation plan and meet the objectives/milestones set to deliver a fully functional Centre of Excellence in Energetic Materials.
  • Liaise with funding bodies, other government organisations and other initiatives as well as industrial and academic partners to identify funding opportunities and to encourage the EM community to fully engage in CoEEM and its objectives.
  • Intermittently review and report progress against CoEEM objectives and milestones and make recommendations for improvement to the CoEEM Steering Group or CoEEM Technical Panel as appropriate.
  • Disseminate information to key stakeholders as and when necessary and be a central point of contact in all non-technical activities relating to CoEEM. 
  • The post holder will have a first/second class degree (or equivalent) in science-related subject. 
  • Experience of managing in either a higher education or scientific environment; business/initiative start-ups; planning, managing and delivering projects and experience of organising and participating in board meetings, scientific events and conferences is essential. 

Interviews will be held on the 11 December 2017.