We have a vacancy in the Research Management & Innovation Directorate of King’s College London for the role of Core Facilities Business & Delivery Manager.
The role holder will provide critical support to enable the Core Facilities to provide world class research operations for the University. The role holder will manage HR and finance needs for the Core Facilities and responsibilities would also include supporting business planning, marketing and reporting.
The role will suit someone seeking to develop their skills in delivering projects, managing operations and developing strategic communications, and provides an exciting opportunity for the role holder to contribute to sustainable research infrastructure.
Candidates are expected to have some knowledge of analytical techniques enabling biomedical research.
The current portfolio of Core Facilities includes the Nikon Imaging Centre, Centre for Ultrastructural Imaging, Genomics Centre, Proteomics Facility, NMR Facility, Microscopy Innovation Centre, London Metallomics Facility, Cell & Gene Therapy Vector Facility and the COVID-19 Testing Facility.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.
This is a full-time post.
- HR – supporting recruitment to key posts in Core Facilities, creating job descriptions, posting adverts, resource planning, etc
- Finance – reporting on the operating finances, administrative support of cost recovery and supporting the annual TRAC costing exercise for the Core Facilities and supporting complex procurement
- Providing support towards the collection and communication of metrics for the Core Facilities
- Developing both internal and external communications to support operations of the Core Facilities
- The role holder will need to develop an understanding of the needs of the Core Facilities, their staff and users as well as engaging with central teams such as Marketing & Communications, Finance and IT to support their business planning.
- Administrative support for the Core Facilities
- Support world class research operations
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience
- Degree or equivalent in physical, biomedical or health science; or relevant experience
- Ability to assess and organise resources, and plan and progress work activities effectively
- Excellent communication skills, both face-to-face and by correspondence, including excellent use of English both in formal documents and writing for the web
- Knowledge of the HEI research funding, TRAC and impact landscape and working knowledge of HEI financial management & costing methodologies
- Substantial experience in administration, preferably in an academic research environment, plus secretarial, organisational and analytical skills
- Proactive approach and aptitude for working independently to seek out resolutions, and develop creative approaches to solve problems
- Project work – e.g. cost management, activity costing, resource allocation, project appraisal, change management
- Practical, resourceful and well organised with an understanding, mature approach and professional manner when dealing with confidential matters
- Able to produce accurate and detailed work
- Ability to work unsupervised as part of a multidisciplinary team and prioritise with a willingness to accept responsibility workload/meet/set deadlines
- Flexible and adaptable and able to cope with frequent and unpredictable interruptions and shifting priorities at speed
- Experience of working in the health, local government or university setting and associated procedures and practices