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Project Manager

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
32,817 - 40,322 a year
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Role Description


The Mental Health and Addiction Research Group (MHARG) is a leading UK centre within the Department of Health Sciences for large pragmatic trials and related studies. Our work is focused on the care of people with addictions or mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar illness, as well as on prevention. Studies are designed to inform policy, applying and integrating populations, clinical, behavioural, economic and other scientific perspectives. We believe that high quality evidence can and should be used to make a difference to the lives of people affected by these types of problems.

The group is a joint collaborative enterprise between the University of York’s Department of Health Sciences and the Hull York Medical School (HYMS).


We are looking for a proactive Project Manager to support key research programmes within the Group, primarily the 'NIHR Global Health Research Group, IMPACT in South Asia (Improving Outcomes in Mental and Physical Multimorbidity and Developing Research Capacity in South Asia)

You will have knowledge and experience of coordinating and delivering research programmes or large scale projects, preferably in a global health setting. The main purpose of this role is to implement systems and structures to ensure the programme delivers on planned outputs and outcomes.

You will need to monitor and collate progress of activities from across the programme to feed into reports for the funder and internal meetings. You will also be required to liaise with the funders regarding contract delivery and submission of reports.

You will need excellent communication skills to productively interact with partners in South Asia to coordinate and track activities and ensure day to day operations of the programme run smoothly. You will also be able to work to tight timescales, encouraging others to work to given deadlines.

The role will be line managed by Anthonia James (Programme Manager).

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Degree or professional qualification in management or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of the principles of project management within a large organisation
  • Knowledge of the research environment and grant lifecycle
  • Excellent problem solving skills with a proactive approach
  • Organised and methodical approach with a high degree of attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrating excellent team working and ability to maintain good working relationships
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Strong IT skills
  • Substantial project management experience of developing and implementing systems and processes within a complex research programme/project
  • Delivering projects successfully in a changing and high pressured environment
  • Coordinating and writing reports for funders
  • Liaising with funding bodies regarding contract management and reporting processes
  • Delivering/co-ordinating a high quality service to a range of internal customers
  • Managing the delivery of tasks with teams who are situated in different locations

Interview date: 27 April 2020

For informal enquiries: please contact Anthonia James

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