ESRC Digit Research Centre Manager (Grade 8) Ref 1898

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Digital Futures at Work ESRC Research Centre (Digit)
Hours:Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).  
Contract: Fixed term for 5 years with the possibility of extension/permanency  
Reference: 1898 
SalaryGrade 8 starting at £41,526 to £49,553 per annum (pro rata for part-time working)
Placed on: 6 September 2019
Closing date: : 9 October 2019.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview dateWeek commencing 21 October 2019
Expected start date: 1 January 2020

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the University of Sussex for a high-performing professional to take on the management of the Digital Futures at Work ESRC Research Centre (Digit) – an ambitious and dynamic £8m ESRC funded Research Centre examining the Digital transformation of work. The post is full time, fixed-term until September 2024 but with a possibility of extension or permanency.

This challenging role sits within the University of Sussex Business School and is line-managed by the School’s Research Manager while reporting substantively to the Centre’s Director, Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly. The post-holder will be responsible for overall management of the Centre, including day-to-day operations, reporting, communications, supporting stakeholder engagement, and overseeing the Centre’s programme of research. The Digit Centre Manager will work collaboratively with the Director and Centre Management Group (CMG) to develop and realise the strategic vision of the Centre, and in so doing support the University’s ambition to create a world-leading research centre.

For further information or to discuss the role please contact the Centre Director Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly:  

Download job description and person specification Ref 1898 [PDF 334.45KB]

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