31 January 2022


£42,149 - £50,296

Fixed Term

The DCC is looking for a Strategy and Operations Specialist to join our team as maternity cover. You will work on and manage a range of projects in our portfolio, oversee the Directorate's events and conferences programme, and play a key role in shaping and informing the strategic direction of the department. 

The Opportunity:

The post offers an excellent opportunity to work with a renowned centre of expertise in Digital Curation, Research Data Management and Open Research. The post holder will work with the DCC Director at Edinburgh and Associate Director at Glasgow to inform and shape the strategic direction of the department as part of the DCC senior management team. 

The post-holder will work closely with DCC area leads to coordinate and manage the business aspects of the department’s portfolio of EC-funded projects, consultancy, training and online services. This role offers an excellent opportunity to develop international networks through the DCC’s collaborations with top-tier research institutions worldwide, and through the post's leading role in the coordination of the Directorate's events and conferences. 

The post has direct line-management responsibilities for one member of staff. 

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Proven ability to manage and coordinate the activities of a team to ensure work is on time and to specification

  • Experience of developing and working to clear project plans and delivering outputs as required

  • Experience of international research projects and their management and relevant funder requirements

  • Experience of budget development and budget management

  • Experience of planning, coordinating and running a range of workshops and events

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving capabilities (situational, interpersonal and technical)

  • Direct managerial track record an advantage

Click here for a copy of the full job description.

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

Interviews will be held in week commencing 7 February 2022.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.  

As part of your application, please provide a cover letter highlighting your relevant skills and experience and a Curriculum Vitae. 

If you would like to discuss this post informally prior to application, please contact the DCC Director, Kevin Ashley, at director@dcc.ac.uk


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