Head of Operations – Propulsion Futures Beacon (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham

About the job

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Head of Operations role to join the Propulsion Futures Beacon and University of Nottingham Energy Institute. The Propulsion Futures Beacon has been a key player in delivering research in electrification for the past 4 years, now moving towards impact and integration with the Net Zero Cluster at the University of Nottingham. The University also has a history of 15 years in Energy research with a restructured Energy Institute launched in April 2021.

The Head of Operations role is a pivotal role who will be responsible for overseeing operational and strategic implementation, research development and delivery of activities in the Propulsion Futures Beacon and University of Nottingham Energy Institute. They will work closely with the Director, the Executive Boards in both entities as well as a wide range of academics in Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Social Sciences plus Professional Service. The role holder will have responsibility for the longer term operational and governance structure of the Institute and the Beacon and will line manage the administrative staff in both entities.

We are seeking candidates with experience in developing and implementing strategic operations and governance in research programmes and entities. Candidates must have significant experience in an operational management role and a track record of delivering cross-disciplinary, major, largescale programme. Experience in stakeholder and partnership management is key. Reporting to the Director of the Beacon and the Energy Institute, the role holder will work with the academics, researchers and Executive Board in planning and managing research activities across the programme. The successful candidate will be dynamic, organised and will have a calm and positive attitude in working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders internally and externally, sometimes on challenging and complex issues.

This is a full-time (36.25 hours), fixed term post to 30th April 2024. Job share arrangements would be considered. Requests for secondment from internal candidates will be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

The University of Nottingham is committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. We strive to provide a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with an excellent holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to david.grant@nottingham.ac.uk (Director of Propulsion Futures Beacon and University of Nottingham Energy Institute. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly 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.

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 dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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