University of Reading Reading
Summary We are looking for a person with excellent communication skills and an eye for detail to lead the operational management of the FoodBioSystems doctoral training partnership (DTP). This DTP is funded by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and will train over 130 PhD students from a wide range of science disciplines in the fields of agriculture, food and nutrition. This is a joint venture led by the University of Reading in collaboration with Cranfield University, Aberystwyth University, Brunel University London, Queens University Belfast and the University of Surrey. Our vision is to develop the next generation scientists that have in-depth subject knowledge, advanced technical capability and food systems understanding to address the challenges of sustainability, efficiency and safety of food production systems and deliver better nutrition and health benefits for society. To achieve this we have 60 additional partners from industry, government and non-government organisations. The DTP manager position is an exciting role with the chance to innovate activities, establish new working practices and interact with PhD students, academics, support staff across the universities, and external partner organisations. The remit of the job covers organisation of the annual project call, organisation of cohort activities and training, organisation of placements, financial accounting for the DTP, organisation of data relevant to all FoodBioSystems DTP activities, preparing documentation and reporting to the committees and advisory board. You will have: • Excellent communication skills • Excellent numeracy • Attention to detail • Excellent organisational skills • Degree level or equivalent vocational qualification • Experience in administration and the management of a centre • The ability to juggle and prioritise effectively • A self-motivated and positive approach Closing date: 20 March 2020 Interview date:1 April 2020 Informal contact details Contact role: Professor Contact name: Lisa Methven Contact phone: 0118 378714 Contact email: [email protected] Alternative informal contact details Contact role: Strategic Projects Officer Contact name: Sam Williams Contact phone: 0118 3786972 Contact email: [email protected] The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.