Research Project Coordinator (Fixed Term)

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The Department of Architecture is seeking a Research Project Coordinator to assist in coordinating a large research grant which is exploring community consultation in planning in rural areas. The coordinator will be supporting researchers and local volunteers providing back office support to the project, which enables children and young people to gather data about the island on maps.

This is a full-time, fixed-term role with initial funding for 18 months. It is funded by a grant held in the University of Cambridge, but the post-holder is expected to be based in Wales within partner institutions.

Working within the partner institutions, the Research Project Coordinator will be supported by the Research Project and Communications Manager, based in Cambridge, and will work together to help to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the project.

Although there is opportunity for the role-holder to be pro-actively involved in all aspects of the project, it is expected that the role-holder will lead on the local project management; preparing reports for stakeholders, managing local finance and HR as needed.

The role-holder will liaise with a range of stakeholders, in both Welsh and English, including local communities as well as colleagues across institutions. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a pro-active approach will ensure that the diverse workload is enjoyable and fulfilling.

Although the role is based in Wales, there may be opportunities to travel to Cambridge in the course of the project.

It is an exciting time to join the Department, and the wider research community within the School of Arts and Humanities and University as we head towards REF2028.

Examples of day-to-day work include 1:1 meetings, collecting data from events and 'community mappers' in schools across the island, processing expenses and providing progress reports for the Research Project and Communications Manager.

Full information about the role can be accessed via the link below.

Please see the final page for 'How to Apply'. On the online application form you should explain the reasons for applying and set out clearly how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role listed in the Further Information document, along with relevant examples.

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 7th January 2024. Interviews of short-listed candidates are expected to take place on Friday 26 January 2024, subject to change.

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Please quote reference GB38502 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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