Salary : £38,318 (pro-rata for part-time)
Grade : E
Contract Type : Open-Ended
Hours : Full Time / Part Time (minimum 0.8FTE)
Closing Date : 14th July 2020
Interview Date : W / C 3rd August 2020
The role and its purpose
You will bring leadership to the ESRC’s Economics portfolio. You will have (or show the potential to quickly gain) a sound understanding of Economics as an academic discipline and of the major political debates and societal issues that concern micro and macro economies.
You will be regarded by others in the organisation as a lead for Economics and as a source of retained expertise concerning this field for the ESRC.
At the ESRC, Senior Research Portfolio Managers lead and take personal accountability for a strategic research portfolio.
They engage with a wide range of academic and broader stakeholder communities to catalyse research ideas in those portfolios, driving forward their development and delivery and to ensure that outputs, outcomes and impact are captured and optimised, with lessons learned for future funding calls.
The role is a key influencer, both internally and externally, working with strategic research / portfolio leads, other senior ESRC staff, academic stakeholders, strategic partners and key networks.
You will establish a strong working relationship with key ESRC investments within assigned portfolios, such as the Centre for Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) and the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP).
Internally the role will help to drive a culture of high-performance teamwork across the ESRC.
You will be a key member of the team identifying opportunities, commissioning activity, and enhancing impact of ESRC’s economics research including both national and international activities.
The role will involve building effective relationships with stakeholders within the research community and in the policy and practice space, both in the UK and internationally.
The post will require a significant level of national travel, as well as some international travel in order to engage with and manage the portfolio of work, as well as sometimes being required to work outside of standard office hours
Position within the organisation
Senior Research Portfolio Managers are the key link between ESRC and the research and activity that we fund. Situated within one of 5 Research Portfolio Teams (overseeing areas such as health, human behaviour, economics, politics, security, work, education, the environment and international development research), Senior Research Portfolio Managers work closely with the Strategic Leads for the Research Portfolio Teams and Deputy Directors for Research to oversee a portfolio of research activity.
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The Senior Research Portfolio Manager will be accountable with respect to achieving the following outcomes :
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Shortlisting and Interview criteria
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Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.
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UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aims to provide a pay and reward package that motivates staff to the best of their ability.
The reward and benefit package includes a flexible working scheme, an excellent Defined Benefit pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.
We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences.
We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.
We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.