Didcot, Oxfordshire Science and Technology Facilities Council

Job Title: Programme Co-ordinator, Campus and Cluster TeamSalary: £34,905 per annum Hours: Full TimeContract Type: Fixed Term Contract (18 months)Location: Harwell, DidcotClosing Date: 21st April 2024

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This role

We are seeking an enthusiastic Programme Co-ordinator to join our well-established team. You will work with colleagues across our Campuses and stakeholders across the UK to support important areas of Campus and Cluster development. The core focus of this role will help to build links between stakeholders and the world-leading ecosystem at Harwell, you will also support the delivery of key cluster development programmes and activities.Your key responsibilities include

Stakeholder Engagement and Management

•Building relationships with teams and relevant organisations across STFC and Harwell to deliver specific stakeholder engagement activities for our Clusters and Campuses, for example coordinating visits from national and international delegations of businesses, government and policy makers.•Drafting agendas, making and communicating plans, collating slide decks, distributing briefs and reports, as appropriate, to support the smooth delivery of visits, engagement activities and events.•Working closely with the STFC Impact and Engagement team and other teams at Harwell to support the creation of clear communication material, for example highlighting the impact of projects, programmes and visits via social media and internal newsletters.

Programme Delivery

•Coordinating teams, both internal and external, that carry out active management of funded projects, for example, monitoring budgets; coordinating programme and monitoring officer meetings and communications; preparing papers, reports and briefings.•Helping to administer and improve information management for the team, for example contributing to the development of project management tools and templates, and maintaining the SharePoint site used for storage of key documents, project plans, and reports.•Supporting colleagues in managing different project and programme boards, such as the Harwell and Sci-Tech Daresbury Campus Cluster Steering Boards, the Connected Capability Networks steering board, and Cross Cluster Partnerships steering board on space nuclear, through preparing meetings (drafting agendas, collating and distributing papers, creating slide decks), assisting during the meeting by taking minutes, and post-meeting monitoring of actions.•Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on activities, project and programmes. Collating evidence on successes, outcomes and impacts and producing creative and impactful materials for a wider range of audiences. •Providing support in other areas of Campus and Cluster management and supporting other members of the team, as and when required.

Our BenefitsUK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, Defined benefit pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance plus 10.5 bank holiday/privilege days and several other benefits.

Person Specification

•A relevant degree or equivalent experience.•Excellent oral and written communication skills, including an excellent standard of written English, and the ability to write briefings, papers, reports and complex correspondence as required.•IT skills, including word-processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, databases, collaboration tools, online communication platforms, and remote working tools.•Ability to organise and prioritise your own workload, to be flexible and manage multiple competing projects, to plan work both in the short and long term and to oversee the effective meeting of deadlines.•Ability to work effectively as part of a team.•Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact across and between different groups or organisations, and build strong working relationships with a variety of people from different professional backgrounds in industry and academia.•An ability to work with ambiguity and deal with difficult situations by showing initiative and judgement in a constantly changing environment. •A willingness to travel and work away from the office and/or outside normal working hours on occasion.

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How to apply

Online applications only preferred for this role. Please submit a CV and covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation for UKRI and the role. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit an application without a covering letter may result in the application not being considered. Assessment will only be based upon the content of your submitted covering letter and CV and not the 'experience' section of the application.

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