Job: Research Projects Manager

Grade 6: £29,176–£32,817 per annum

The Blavatnik School of Government seeks to appoint a full-time, fixed-term Research Projects Manager to support two of the School's research projects: European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant 'Banklash' and the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC/the Institute).

The core role is to manage day-to-day the financial and administrative activities of Banklash and ELAC in accordance with university and ERC financial requirements. The postholder will have overall responsibility for the administration of: (i) a large-scale study of the politics of financial regulation in six countries in the wake of the financial crisis (the project); and (ii) an interdisciplinary research programme that aims to strengthen law, norms and institutions to restrain, regulate and prevent armed conflict. The role will be based in Oxford and led by: (i) the Principal Investigator (PI) of the ERC Project, Professor Pepper Culpepper; and (ii) the Co-Director of ELAC, Professor Dapo Akande.

It will be key for the successful postholder to work closely with other members of the project teams in ensuring the smooth running of the various work packages of the projects, including the organisation of events and meetings, and management and implementation of logistical arrangements and follow-up activities; and to use initiative to identify solutions to problems as well as providing excellent financial, administrative and communications support.

The Projects Manager will be required to make key decisions in terms of the implementation of expected outputs, as well as managing ongoing quality control across the projects. This will involve careful and extensive record keeping and data collection and analysis. As such, it is expected that this role will contribute sections to key project reports and publications.

The successful postholder will demonstrate experience in budget management and demonstrable skills in writing financial reports and ensuring financial compliance; excellent team working skills with a flexible can-do approach, self-motivation, resilience and a willingness to adapt to changing needs and priorities; excellent organisational skills with attention to detail and accuracy; the ability to interpret, apply and communicate regulations and procedures; and the ability to organise own workload and work to deadlines in the presence of conflicting priorities.

Please see the further particulars for full details. The deadline for applications is 12:00 on Monday 13 July 2020.

To apply, visit the University of Oxford website.