International Relations Programme Manager - Swindon
International Relations Programme Manager
Open-Ended, Full Time
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Our aim is to further scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond.
As part of its mission, BBSRC is committed to promoting international collaborations for bioscience research in universities and research institutes throughout the UK. We work with a range of funding agencies and organisations, located in both in the UK and overseas, to ensure that the UK is the partner of choice for bioscience research.
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About the role:
The International Relations Unit (IRU) promotes international collaborations coordination and partnership in key strategic areas of BBSRC's portfolio across universities and research institutes throughout the UK. As an International Relations Programme Manager you will work across the IRU to enjoy a diverse role. You will contribute to the delivery of international schemes and activities in biosciences and will act as a point of contact for IRU across the office. You will work with colleagues in IRU and other teams to task manage and coordinate the development of success stories from IRU's work, contributing to building impact reports.
You will develop a thorough understanding of biological sciences and appreciation of UK research and knowledge of the UK research funding system. You will flexibly manage and prioritise a broad range of activities. You will analyse and present complex information, work to deadlines and build excellent working relationships inside and outside the organisation.
You will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent knowledge/previous relevant experience and an understanding of UK research and innovation landscape.
Good organisational skills with a capacity to work flexibly and to progress a varied workload against tight deadlines are essential. An effective team worker with good interpersonal and collaborative skills, you must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and have good presentation skills. You will have the ability to analyse and present complex information to produce reports.
An ability to contribute to the development of evidence of performance and impact is desirable. Experience in research administration or in managing research projects and an understanding of the purpose of international collaborations are also desirable.
How to apply:
To find out more about this post, the role requirements, and information on how to apply please visit our job board by clicking on the 'Apply' button.
Please submit your CV (not more than 2 sides of A4) detailing your educational and professional background and a covering letter (not more than 2 sides of A4) explaining why you are applying and describing how your skills and experience meet the requirements and expectations of the role. For informal conversations about the role please contact: Evangelia Kougioumoutzi:
If you are unable to apply online please contact us on quoting reference IRC241790.
Closing date: 14th September 2017
BBSRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer