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The Alan Turing Institute has ten Programmes of scientific research in key areas of AI and data science, each led by a Programme Director. There are also a small number of significant programmes of activity which sit across several research Programmes.
This role sits within the Institute’s Programme Management Directorate, which is responsible for the management and delivery of these programmes in support of the senior academic Programme Directors. The team oversees millions of pounds of data science and AI research, training and knowledge exchange programme initiatives in these programmes, ensuring they are managed to business requirements, specification, time and budget.
There are a number of Programme Managers within the team, usually focussed on one research Programme or programme of activity, but who may provide programme management capabilities and support to other projects or activities from time to time as required. Programme managers are not permanently attached to programmes and may be moved to other research programmes in-line with business needs. Programme Managers may also have the opportunity to support other programmes ad-hoc or more formally, where there is a business need.
The Urban Analytics Programme, under the Scientific Leadership of Professor Mark Birkin and Deputy Director Dr Dani Arribas-Bel, is a major programme of research into the process, structure, interactions and evolution of agents, technology and infrastructure within and between cities across spatial and temporal scales. Data science and AI will be developed and exploited alongside spatial analysis, geostatistics and a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives.
The programme has a number of partnerships, working across government bodies and industry. Due to an exciting period of growth, the programme is recruiting a Programme Manager to support the Programme Director, Senior Programme Manager and programme research community in delivering collaborative research partnerships and creating impact.
The successful candidate will join the Digital Twins and Engineering delivery team working with the Senior Programme Manager, who will line manage this role.
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 need 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 Urban Analytics programme. 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.
The role will work closely with:
DUTIES AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Please see the job description for a full breakdown of the duties, responsibilities and person specification.
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CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5 February 2023 at 23:59
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This full-time post is offered on a fixed-term basis for 24-months initially. The annual salary for full-time hours is £49,025 - £52,025 plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies, https://www.turing.ac.uk/work-turing/why-work-turing/employee-benefits
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EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
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 will be made for any candidates with a disability.
Please note all offers of employment are subject to obtaining and retaining the right to work in the UK and satisfactory pre-employment security screening which includes a DBS Check.
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