Assistant Director, Research Strategy and Services Division, College of Social Sciences

University of Birmingham


  • Location Birmingham
  • Sector Education
  • Client University of Birmingham
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Salary/Remuneration Competitive
  • Reference GSe113400
  • Closing Date Monday 19th August 2024

Are you ready to lead and inspire a team of research support professionals, in the vibrant and dynamic environment of the University of Birmingham? We are seeking a dedicated and innovative Assistant Director (College of Social Sciences) to join the leadership team in our Research Strategy & Services Division (RSSD).

About Us

The University of Birmingham is a world-class institution at the heart of a diverse and lively city. We're dedicated to delivering an exceptional educational experience to our students and conducting ground-breaking research that has a global impact. As part of our professional services team, you’ll play a crucial role in supporting our researchers and ensuring our resources are managed effectively to meet our ambitious goals.

Role Overview

As a member of the Senior Research Leadership Team, reporting to the Director of RSSD, you’ll lead the Research Strategy & Operations Hub for the College of Social Sciences, working closely with the Pro Vice-Chancellor & Head of College of Social Sciences to drive the University's research performance to new heights.

The Hub provides comprehensive support to develop a vibrant and inclusive environment for our Social Sciences researchers, and brings together the key functions of Research Strategy, Research Development, Strategic Projects, Research Facilitation, Research Support (Grants & Contracts), Funder Compliance including Due Diligence, and Post Award Research Finance.

The role will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing the College's research strategy and objectives, ensuring the College has first-class research grants, contracts and services tailored to the unique needs of social science research. The role provides an opportunity for you to lead and inspire a team of research support professionals, ensuring the delivery of high-quality services across the entire research project life cycle and to act as a representative and advocate for the College within the University.

Why Join Us?

At the University of Birmingham, we value ambition, innovation, openness, collaboration, and responsibility. You’ll be part of a forward-thinking institution where your contributions are recognised, and your career can flourish. Join us in making a real and positive difference in the world through cutting-edge research and exceptional educational experiences.

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If you are ready to take on this exciting challenge and lead our research operations to new heights, we’d love to hear from you.

Please contact our recruitment partners GatenbySanderson for further details: Ellie Hurst or Sophie Hester

Our Commitment to Equality

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities. We actively promote equality and diversity within our workforce.

Join us at the University of Birmingham and be part of a community that is shaping the future of research and education.

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