Head of Programme Management

Oxford, Oxfordshire (GB)
22 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faraday Institution
Head of Programme Management

The Faraday Institution is the UK's new, independent, national institute for battery research.  It will drive and accelerate fundamental research in developing battery technologies, and its translation.  Funded through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the government's Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), the Faraday Institution is part of coordinated activity between Innovate UK and EPSRC to meet the Faraday Battery Challenge, announced by the government in July 2017, of delivering an integrated programme of research, innovation and the scale-up of novel battery technologies.

The Institution will have a budget of £78 million over four years. This will be used to ramp up the Institution (which has been incorporated and registered as a charity), to establish a battery technology training programme, and to fund a series of research challenge projects carried out in the academic sector under the Faraday Institution's direction.  Drawing upon academic expertise in universities across the UK, it will deliver a research and training programme that is designed in conjunction with industry to keep the UK at the forefront of battery technology.

The Institution is now looking to appoint a Head of Programme Management as part of its inaugural team.  Working closely with the Director, Head of the Expert Panel, Research Project Leaders and the Head of Technology Transfer, the Head of Programme Management will ensure that all research programmes meet the Institution’s objectives and have the resources required for effective, efficient delivery.  This role will accelerate the delivery of these projects through promoting staff to manage projects in an agile way. Fundamentally, the Head of Programme Management will ensure that all resources are deployed to maximise the chances of research breakthroughs in battery technology.

Candidates will have strong experience of lean/agile project management ideally in a research intensive or academically engaged environment.   They will bring a good understanding of the scientific, economic and social benefits of battery technology so as to effectively manage research programmes, and also bring experience of working closely with industry.  Strong candidates will possess the ability to exercise leadership and influence, and have the capacity to balance both short and long-term objectives.

The Faraday Institution is committed to delivering equality and diversity in all its activities.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Faraday Institution on this appointment. For Further Information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference RATNB. Alternatively email belinda.beck@saxbam.com or telephone 0207 227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 21 February 2018.

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