Job offer in england COMDIS HSD Consortium Programme Manager at University of Leeds

Location: Leeds – Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health

Category: Professional & Managerial

Working Time: 80% Full Time Equivalent

Contract Type: Fixed Term (To 31 December 2018)

Interview Date: Thursday 30 November 2017

Are you a strategic thinker with experience of managing a large portfolio of research? Can you adapt your communications skills to suit a variety of people and situations? Would you like an operations role that is critical to the delivery and success of a research programme, aiming to influence policy and practice in the developing world?

COMDIS-HSD is a complex international research programme consortium (RPC) with a budget of £2 million. With considerable experience in high-level administration of a substantial portfolio of research, you will be required to manage all operational and financial aspects of the Consortium. You will have specialist knowledge and will have involvement in all aspects of activity across the Consortium. You will be responsible for ensuring that RPC transactions take place under the RPC governance systems, advising the RPC Research Directors of any departures.

Reporting to the RPC Research Directors on a day to day basis, you will lead the administration team, managing the operations, ensuring delivery of the programme plan, the logistics and resource allocation. You will be expected to engage widely with stakeholders, develop relationships with international partners, oversee the smooth running of the programme, report on progress and outcomes to funders and stakeholders, co-ordinate events, activities and secondments, and line manage other administrative staff. You will be professionally accountable to the Institute Manager.

You will need strength in the following areas; leadership, decision making, analytical skills, communication, planning, project management and budget management. You will have the ability to establish effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals from different backgrounds and cultures.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Sarah Clark, Institute and Research Manager, Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2701, email:

Further information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016. We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.


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