Research Advocacy Project Manager

University of Nottingham

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Location:  University Park

£33,966 to £45,585
per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Sunday 15 October 2023
Reference:  REG408223

The University of Nottingham is looking for a Project Manager for its Research Advocacy programme – a new role, in a new team.

The University of Nottingham is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, ranking seventh for research power in the 2021 Research Evaluation Framework. A new Research Advocacy team has been established to build upon this success and strengthen the way we advocate for our research funding and reputational priorities. The Research Advocacy team will design and implement advocacy campaigns to promote key research clusters among targeted external stakeholders, including business and government leaders.

As the Project Manager for the Research Advocacy team, you will play an important role in launching these campaigns.  You will ensure that the large-scale, multi-channel advocacy campaigns are designed to be feasible, run according to schedule, and achieve their stated goals.  You will work collaboratively with academic and professional staff across the university to establish project goals and timelines, plan and coordinate flagship events and other advocacy activities, and track progress across units toward project deliverables. You will also monitor and report on project outputs and outcomes in order to further develop this innovative new model for research promotion within the UK Higher Education sector.

You will bring a passion for coordinating complex projects with multiple stakeholders and a keen attention to detail. You will enjoy applying your proven project management and event planning skills to a new unit with a mission-driven purpose. You will bring a collaborative spirit to the role, as you work with diverse groups of academics, professional staff, and external stakeholders to promote the research of the University.

This position is offered on a permanent basis. Hours are full time (36.25 hours per week). Job share arrangements may be considered. 

At the University of Nottingham, we aim to give you all the support you need to nurture your talent, develop and reach your professional and personal career goals. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a university employee, you will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowance and attractive pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to John Coggin, Head of Research Advocacy, at [email protected]. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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