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Programme Training Manager

Salary:                                    £30-33,000 per annum, depending on experience

FTE:                                               Full-time (working 37.5 hours per week)

Duration of Contract:               24 months fixed term contract


University Alliance operates an agile working model where staff have the option to work the majority of the week remotely with access to a ‘touchdown’ space on one of the campuses of our member universities (Coventry University’s London campus) for times when physical presence is required or preferred for performing job roles. This is subject to change depending on government guidelines relating to the pandemic.

The *touchdown space is a modern, secure, bright, roomy shared spaced predominantly for the use of Coventry University’s student alumni and enterprise students. The space is not a traditional office space, it operates a clear desk space with Wi-Fi and access to printing facilities and its primary use is for collaborative working with colleagues across the organisation. We also have access to a room booking system for meetings and tea and coffee making facilities.

The role

University Alliance is looking for a dynamic person to support the day-to-day engagement, development and delivery of the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) training programme for doctoral researchers and supervisors across a national network of c20 universities.

The Programme Training Manager will work closely with the Head of Doctoral Training and all members of the DTA Team as well as Student Reps and researcher development leads from partner universities to ensure that a successful and effective programme is delivered to the UK and EU standards of researcher development.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in developing their experience and understanding of researcher engagement and development within a supportive and collaborative environment, learning from and sharing best practice within a network of peers, as well as utilising their excellent administrative skills. Previous experience of university engagement and researcher development will be beneficial, but is not a requirement of the post.

If you are a dynamic, driven, results orientated person who enjoys working independently within a passionate team to deliver innovative training opportunities and you are fantastically organised with a great attention to detail then please apply.

This is an exciting chance to work in the university sector across a range of university partners and areas, interacting with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels, and contributing to the wider work of an effective influencing organisation.

Key responsibilities

  • Researcher and stakeholder engagement
  • Programme Development
  • Event organisation and delivery of training activities
  • Governance support
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities
  • Communication, dissemination of research and activities; and development of core documents

Please read the full Job Description for a detailed outline of the key responsibilities of the role.

How to apply

To apply, please review the job description and apply via an email with the subject line: Programme Training Manager to

  • An up-to-date CV of no more than two sides of A4.
  • A cover letter of no more than two sides of A4 addressing why you are interested in working for University Alliance and how your knowledge, skills and experience meets the requirements of the role.

Please also mention where you saw the job advertised.

Closing date: 11.59pm 1st November 2022

Interviews via MS Teams

Interview date: TBC

The selection process will include an interview and a task confirmed on invitation to interview.

We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis; please apply as soon as possible. We reserve the right to close the recruitment early.

If you have not heard from us within 28 days of the closing date, please consider that you have not been successful at shortlisting stage.

Right to work in the UK

If you are successful in your application, you will be required to demonstrate your right to work in the UK. The latest information about your right to work in the UK is available on the UK government website here

University Alliance is unable to sponsor candidates.

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