Programme Manager (PCD) (Maternity Cover)

Natural Environment Research Council

£31,931 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Monday, 5th July 2021  

Programme Manager (PCD) (Maternity Cover)

NERC, Swindon, Full-Time

You will be a member of the Interdisciplinary Programme Design and Management team. This team is responsible for developing NERC's evaluation procedures for its research investments and assisting in the management of large-scale multi-stakeholder environmental research programmes. The team also design new collaborative environmental research programmes requiring an interdisciplinary approach.

Key activities include but are not limited to:

  • Provision of best practice advice, training and support to NERC teams on the evaluation of projects, programmes and investments
  • Support and management of the Smart Sustainable Plastics Packaging ISCF Programme and SPF and ISCF programmes with complex governance structures (including Clean Air, UK Climate Resilience and Greenhouse Gas Removal Demonstrators).
  • Support and manage NERC’s work in designing and managing multi-partner interdisciplinary programmes.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with:
  • ICSF leads and Innovate UK;
  • The ISCF and SPF work package leads within NERC’s Research and Skills and Strategic Partnerships Directorates;
  • The Strategic Programme Generation Team, who will co-ordinate SPF and ISCF development up to Business Case (funding) approval stage;

You will need:

  • Graduate level understanding of the environmental sciences
  • Experience of project or programme management
  • Demonstrable understanding of the science areas supported by NERC
  • Able to manage business processes effectively, efficiently and flexibly, with ability to analyse and improve those processes where necessary.

Choosing to come to work at NERC, part of UKRI, means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits including a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

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Please include a covering letter outlining how you fit the role criteria. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

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