Training Coordinator: The Rosalind Franklin Institute

The Rosalind Franklin Institute is a new research Institute based at the Harwell Campus. Our purpose is to develop world-unique technologies which will have a transformative impact on life science. Our new hub building at Harwell will house 250 staff and students when fully occupied, and we are looking for a training coordinator to manage student programmes and ensure that training and skills development at The Franklin is world class.  

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Culture, the Training Coordinator will work closely with academics, colleagues in HR, partnerships, and contracts to manage the full life-cycle of student engagement and training with The Franklin, from project design to evaluation. 

Role description 

  • To manage the planning, recruitment, pastoral care, and evaluation of post-graduate students undertaking placements or studentships at The Rosalind Franklin Institute 
  • Deliver our flagship PhD training scheme, overseeing the cohort from recruitment and onboarding to graduation 
  • To work with academics to plan and deliver training courses and advanced learning around our technologies 
  • To deliver reporting to funders on training and skills development, working with the Director of Communications and others 
  • To work with Franklin researchers and the Head of Partnerships to ensure that contracts and legal arrangements for placements and studentships are in place  
  • To build relationships with our network of member and partner Universities, to disseminate opportunities for placements, studentships, and training to appropriate audiences   
  • To ensure that students from diverse backgrounds are welcomed and celebrated at The Franklin  
  • To promote student wellbeing and provide access to training and networks which will equip Franklin students for careers in academia, industry and elsewhere  

Skills and experience:  

  • Experience of managing multiple parallel activities (e)  
  • Ability to communicate with and work alongside a wide range of colleagues (e) 
  • Undergraduate qualification in a relevant  subject (e), or postgraduate qualification (d) 
  • Understanding of training principles and practice in research (e) 
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by post-graduate students  (d) 
  • Experience of post graduate training systems in UK (PhD training in particular) (d)  
  • Experience in project evaluation (d) 

Values and behaviours 

Utility: The ideal candidate will be comfortable designing new systems and processes, bringing a range of best practice and knowledge together from across the community to create something new. 

Engagement: The candidate will be able to take on board multiple needs and perspectives when planning and delivering projects 

Learning: The candidate will be committed to developing their own skills and practice as a team member, and work with others to gain a broad understanding of our work 

In return we offer:

  • 25 days holidays
  • Generous pension scheme (employer's contribution currently up to 18%) 
  • Training and development opportunities for all staff at all levels
  • Bus pass discount scheme
  • Access to employee discount platform
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free on-site parking
  • Campus location in beautiful countryside with social and sports clubs open to all staff

Closing date: 4th August 2020, 9:00am


Location: Harwell

Type of Post: Full Time

Period of appointment: Permanent

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000

Closing Date: 04/08/2020

Ref No: 10077

Closing date: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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