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Senior Policy Manager - Data and Infrastructure

Posted 15 May by UK Shared Business Services Ended

Senior Policy Manager - Data and Infrastructure



£37,789 per annum

Full time and part time (minimum of 0.8 FTE will be considered)

Open ended

About Us

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entitythat brings together nine partnersto create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

ESRC is the UK’s leading research agency for the social sciences. The studies and research we fund are vital in enabling government, business, civil society and the public to learn about social and economic change and understand the reasons behind it.

About the role

The government has committed to boosting the UK’s spending on Research and Development to 2.4% of GDP by 2027 and efforts to meet this rise could see public and private investment in R&D increase by as much as £80 billion over the next 10 years. This represents a fantastic opportunity to support the UK’s world-leading community of researchers and to demonstrate the importance of a vibrant research base to the UK’s future prosperity. As a result the ESRC as part of UKRI is experiencing an unprecedented growth in the level of investment in excellent social science research. To support the changing nature of the organisation’s business and our expanding portfolio of activity, we are reviewing our staff complement to ensure the ESRC is well-placed to deliver our strategic mission.

A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Policy Manager based in the Data & Infrastructure team. The Data & Infrastructure team integrates skills, data infrastructure and resources and research methods within the ESRC to enable joined-up development and delivery of cutting edge social science. The currently advertised role sits within the Data & Infrastructure team, which leads on the development and implementation of strategy for data infrastructure and resources in the social sciences, as well as overseeing and managing many of the ESRC’s business critical and capital investments including the UK Data Service, Understanding Society, the ESRC Big Data Network and the Birth Cohort studies. The focus of the Data & Infrastructure team’s work is:

  • maintaining world-class leadership in data science
  • exploiting and maximising re-use of data
  • informing data access and data policy.

About you

You should have an understanding of the importance of data infrastructure, data resources and e-infrastructure to the social science (and wider) research landscape.

You will a significant experience in research, research management, research commissioning or related roles within the research and innovation sector.

It would be beneficial, but not essential, experience working with large-scale capital projects.

What we offer

We recognise and value 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, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Please note, when you click apply you will be directed through to our website where you will be asked to complete the application process

The closing date for applications is 13th June 2018.

Required skills

  • Research Management

Reference: 35143365

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