Projects and Grants Lead

We have an exciting new opportunity for an energetic and experienced Projects and Grants Lead in the Operations Team within the Parasites and Microbes (PaM) programme. This role is the delivery interface between our PaM Faculty, their teams and the Operations Team. They will also engage with our internal and external stakeholders, enabling and accelerating the delivery of PaM’s scientific goals and maximising the impact of our scientific research.

The Role:

You will be an experienced project manager responsible for change delivery projects, tooling (non-informatics), as well as grant applications and management across the Parasites and Microbes Programme which provides extensive contributions towards delivering the overall Programme of research. You will be accountable for the project management framework used across PaM, bringing the PaM team successfully through the change cycle for project delivery, implementing and embedding appropriate toolsets across the programme, as well as, grant applications and management in conjunction with the Grants Office, Faculty and Research Administrators.

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Athena Swan
Salary per annum
Full Time, Part Time, Flexible Working
Full Time/ Part Time/Flexible Working
Contract Type
Closing Date
15 August 2022
Job Reference

Essential Skills

Technical Skills: 

  • Experience of delivering successful projects using an ‘agile’ methodology
  • High level of IT skills including an advanced knowledge of the MS Office Suite – especially MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint, the G-Suite of applications and process mapping software
  • Experience in operational process design and improvement e.g. LEAN
  • Project Management qualification, e.g. APM, PMP®, Agile Project management, Prince2®
  • Good understanding of Project Management software

Competencies and Behaviours:

  • Results driven with a proven track record of delivering to timelines and milestones across a variety of projects and subject matter
  • Develop and maintain project and grant records to a high standard (accurate, timely and current) and which stand up to the scrutiny of audits, including ‘Project Initiation’ documents, funding requirements, resourcing and with supporting communication plans
  • Highly organised with the ability to work and adapt in a fast paced and constantly changing environment
  • Demonstrate initiative, creativity and flexibility and drive continuous improvement
  • Strong and effective communicator at all levels with excellent interpersonal skills - verbal, written, presenting, one-to-one, stand-ups
  • A good facilitator throughout and able to take stakeholders/users on the journey to success
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts/competing demands, remaining objective at all times
  • A trusted and respected resource who is highly collaborative and displays professional courtesy at all times
  • Motivate, encourage and inspire others. Mentor team members and stakeholders as required
  • Excellent problem solving skills - able to break down complex issues and work through to resolution with appropriate options analysis and assessment processes, diversity and inclusion, and work collaboratively with a range of different stakeholders

Other information

We have a flexible-hybrid working pattern model to allow for flexibly between remote and office working. You can also find out more about our inspiring campus here.

Please include your CV and a covering letter, explaining how your experience and skills match the requirements of the role in your application.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and the role may close early when a successful appointment is made.