Portfolio Support Manager & Delivery Support Manager at Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

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Portfolio Support Manager & Delivery Support Manager

Salary: £25,702 per annum

Hours: Full time or Part time (minimum 0.6 FTE)

Contract Type: Open Ended

Location: Polaris House, Swindon, Wiltshire

Positions Available: 5

Closing Date: Jan 5, 2023

You may apply for either or both roles


Portfolio Support Manager:

As an EPSRC Portfolio Support Manager, you will be responsible for supporting some of EPSRC’s many portfolios, from mathematics to materials science, from healthcare technologies to energy, from university relationships to research infrastructure.

The specific responsibilities of a Portfolio Support Manager will vary depending upon the team in which they work, but your duties are likely to comprise some of the following activities:

Supporting the operation of peer review and other formal decision-making processes to ensure we fund research and training of the highest quality. Monitoring and coordinating team and cross-office activities, including reporting on their progress. Supporting colleagues to catalyse, prioritise and develop new research opportunities, through for example, organising workshops, expert group meetings and other key events.


Delivery Support Manager:

As a Delivery Support Manager, you will be responsible for managing administrative workloads within and across teams and co-ordinating and supporting a range of peer review and related activities. As a Delivery Support Manager, your duties will include:

Supporting the organisation by facilitating the peer review process (this includes efficient administration so that resources are in place to enable effective decision-making.) Coordinating support in teams by having an oversight of activities and workload. Working closely with Band Bs and wider teams as a workflow manager to co-ordinate tasks in support of themes. Contributing to the achievement of that team’s specific objectives by providing support across the following areas: General team support, information management and line management support.

Key Criteria:

A proactive approach and the ability to work independently, flexibly and contribute as part of a team and with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels. Effective organisation and planning skills, including the ability to prioritise and manage complex activities and a varied workload (including conflicting demands). Good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office packages: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and an ability to learn new systems.

In return UKRI can offer the successful candidate:

  • Flexible Working.
  • 30 days annual leave + Public Holidays.
  • Access to Civil Service Pension Scheme.
  • Various everyday discounts through our dedicated provider.

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