Senior Portfolio Manager
Full Time/Part Time considered (Minimum of 0.8 FTE)
ESRC recruiting two Senior Portfolio Managers to join the Innovation and Impact team working on business engagement and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Funds. This is an excellent opportunity for you to join us in an exciting, creative and varied role. Both posts are open ended and full time.
Role 1 will help to develop and deliver a new focussed area of commercialisation for the social sciences. You will have a leading role within ESRC and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in developing the commercialisation agenda for our social science community. You will also manage ESRC-led investments in one of the ESRC-led contributions to the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) - a £4.7bn investment by the UK Government to boost productivity.
Role 2 will manage a portfolio of research activities led by ESRC as part of Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) - a £4.7bn investment by the UK Government to boost productivity. You will have a leading role within ESRC and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in continuing to develop work of the Challenges that you work with. You will report regularly about ISCF activity to ESRC senior leaders and the relevant Challenge Directors.
Both roles will manage ESRC-led investments and maintain strategic relationships, working closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders to enable the delivery of cutting-edge research at some of the world’s leading research universities and organisations. ESRC is currently supporting Challenges looking at manufacturing, healthy ageing, digital security, foundation industries, next generation services, and construction. We are also exploring new ways to support sustainable impact through commercialisation mechanisms.
UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and provides a rewards and benefit package including a flexible working scheme, an excellent Defined Benefit pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits. You will have the opportunity to make a real impact in a challenging and rewarding environment, to develop skills and progress your career within UKRI and will be given access to a range of training courses, workshops and other learning and development opportunities
How to apply
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Applicants are required to provide a CV and Cover Letter providing evidence of how they meet each of the essential criteria.
The Closing date 8th April 2021.