Research Support Manager (grade 9)

Fixed-term for 8 months from 1 March 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

The Humanities Division is seeking a secondment to the role of Research Support Manager in order to lead its research facilitation team. Working for the Humanities Division at Oxford, you will contribute to planning, communicating, and implementing divisional strategy, and be responsible for delivering excellent operational service that will have a major effect on the research environment of Oxford Humanities.  You and your team will work with the faculties, groups of researchers and individuals as they explore external opportunities for research collaborations, and you will participate in, and help shape, University-wide projects and policy, for example on research funding, research information management, and multi-disciplinary collaboration.

We are seeking internal candidates with a proven track-record of helping develop major research applications to key strategic funders, working with research clusters and networks to stimulate internal and external partnerships. High-level organisational and project management skills are essential to the role. You will have extensive experience of providing effective research support and management in a complex higher education environment, working collegially across a range of different structures, and setting your own objectives and targets as well as for those you line-manage. You must be able to stimulate the trust, confidence and enthusiasm of the academic community, Oxford’s professional service staff, partner organisations and external bodies while dealing with highly complex issues. 

You will report to the Humanities Division Head of Research Support, Dr Andrew Fairweather-Tall, who leads the divisional research support team and reports to the Division’s Head of Administration and the Associate Head (Research). Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Dr Andrew Fairweather-Tall on 01865 270567 or


How to Apply

To express an interest in this role, please send a CV and covering letter to by noon on Thursday 1 February 2018.

Expressions of interest should include a consideration of how this secondment will impact your current team/department; any secondment will be subject to a detailed discussion involving line managers.

Please note that secondments are available on a fixed-term appointment only.


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