Grade : F
Contract Type : Open-Ended
Hours : Full Time / Part Time and job-sharing will be considered - minimum of 0.6 FTE
Closing Date : 31st October 2018
Interview Date : 20th November 2018
This is an existing role whose focus is being redirected to support the transformation of ESRC’s research funding operations and policy as part of fulfilling UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) new target operating model.
The creation of UKRI as a single organisation brings significant opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of ESRC’s operations within a simplified and harmonised UKRI research and innovation policy framework, delivering new benefits to the ESRC’s broad stakeholder community of academics and users of research.
The focus of the role for the coming two years will be dynamic as UKRI establishes its new ways of working; the role will lead the ESRC’s input to the UKRI-
wide Research and Innovation Funding Service, ensuring that the ESRC’s implementation of its part of the service is well-
planned and that any changes are well-supported, minimising any impact on delivery of ESRC’s core business as set out in the Strategic Plan and Delivery Plan.
The role will also ensure that ESRC is able to shape the UKRI research and innovation policy framework, particularly in the areas of peer review, eligibility and ethics.
You will be a member of the ESRC’s Senior Management Team, made up of all Band F staff and ESRC Directors. You will be expected to work in partnership with a network of Band F colleagues who lead on different aspects of the Council’s work (for example, skills and methods, research and international, data infrastructure) as well as colleagues across UKRI in the research and innovation funding, policy and business improvement areas.
You will report to the Deputy Director Organisational Change, Dr Fiona Armstrong.
The team leads on a portfolio of operational improvement and change projects :
UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-
leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK’s leading research agency for funding research and training in the social sciences.
Investing over £180 million a year every year our mission is to enable government, business and the public to learn about social change and the reasons behind it.
Further details can be found here.
You will be expected to achieve high quality outcomes in the following areas :
You should have, or be able to acquire quickly through training the following knowledge, skills and experience : -
Shortlisting & Interview Criteria