Programme Manager, Turing Research and Innovation Cluster in Digital Twins


The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence whose mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better. 


Programme Managers oversee and manage delivery of research projects within the designated programme/s, within funding parameters and to meet agreed delivery milestones and impact objectives. We anticipate that the postholder will  to demonstrate initiative, balance and accountability in addition to the core values of Turing and their commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as described in the Turing’s EDI Principles and Our Values (below).  

The post holder plans, organises and communicates the start-up of individual projects and initiatives and is responsible for oversight of ongoing activities within the Programme. Funding may originate from Research Councils, external partners and sponsors, or Turing core funding.  

Programme Managers report either to a Senior Programme Manager or the Director of Programme Management, and may have line management responsibility for one or more Research Project Managers. Their relationships are broad and varied, spanning a diverse team of academic research and business staff within the Institute, together with researchers and operational and senior stakeholders within partner organisations (both university partners and funding partners).  

This post holder will support the Institute’s Turing Research and Innovation Cluster in Digital Twins (TRIC-DT). The Programme Manager is responsible for facilitating smooth operational links between the partner universities and research institutes as well as close working within The Alan Turing Institute to deliver high-quality research projects, research programmes, and knowledge exchange in data science and AI.   


  • Oversee the delivery of millions of pounds of data science and AI research, training and knowledge exchange programme initiatives, ensuring they are managed to business requirements, specification, time and budget 
  • Provide support, advice, and challenge to the TRIC-DT Co-Directors and Senior Programme Manager in the implementation of robust programme management processes and protocols. Ensure the TRIC-DT complies with Institute policies and governance. 
  • With the PI and Industry lead and other colleagues, shape the programme strategy and set, implement, and regularly review programme objectives and activities, in alignment with the Institute’s strategies. 
  • Foster, grow and develop the research community engaging with the programme through activities that meet the mutual needs of the programme and the research community. 
  • Manage the budget for some aspects of the programme. 
  • Highlight impact, outcomes, outputs of the programme and promote its successes with stakeholders.  
  • Monitor all activities, review risks, issues and progress, taking actions or escalating as necessary to ensure minimum impact on programme. 


  • Degree or equivalent level of professional qualifications and/or experience with a demonstrated interest in data science and artificial intelligence 
  • Demonstrated programme and project management and organisational skills 
  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary projects, involving external and internal partners; 
  • Budget management and financial processes; experience working with Finance on budget planning, reporting, reconciliations; 
  • Experience negotiating, managing and monitoring contracts; 

Please see our portal for a full breakdown of the Job Description. 


This full-time post is offered on a permanent basis. The annual salary for full-time hours is £49,025 - £54,500, plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies, 

The Alan Turing Institute is based at the British Library, in the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter.  
From 01 March 2022 we will trial a Hybrid Working Model for an initial six-month trial period. During this period, staff will be expected to work at our British Library office for a number of days per month, dependent on the requirements of the role. As a guide, we anticipate this will be between 2-4 days per month, but the hiring manager will be able to confirm this during the interview. 


Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process. 


The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly.  In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability. 

Closing date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
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