Project Manager, UK Data Archive

UK Data Archive



  • Posted on: 24th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum (pro-rata for part-time)
  • REF: REQ05430
  • Closes: 13th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description
UK Data Archive

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the UK Data Archive for the post of Project Manager following the formation of a new team within the Technical Services directorate.

The UK Data Archive is the lead partner of the UK Data Service, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to meet the data needs of researchers, students and teachers from all sectors, including academia, central and local government, charities and foundations, independent research centres, think tanks, and business consultants and the commercial sector.

Duties of the Role

The Project Manager will work within the Change team and be responsible for overseeing projects that involve Technical Services, ensuring that they are delivered on budget and on time. They will work with the Business Analyst to ensure that these projects meet their technical specifications and requirements and will assist with the development and implementation of technical solutions and changes to working practices and processes.

A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the job pack.

The role is full-time and fixed term until 30 September 2022 with the possibility of an extension. A job share arrangement can be considered. Please note that continuation of a job share arrangement is dependent on there being two people available to undertake the arrangement.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful applicant will hold a degree in a field relevant to Project Management or possess equivalent experience. They will hold a high-level qualification in project management and will have managed successful projects within the field of information technology. They will have proven experience within a structured project management environment and will need to be able to work independently without close supervision and deliver work packages within deadlines.

Since they will be required to work with a range of stakeholders, they will have excellent interpersonal skills and a long history of developing excellent working relationships with staff at all levels of an organisation. They will have an excellent level of IT literacy.

Due to the nature of the work, applicants who are offered employment in this role will be subject to a vetting procedure before the appointment is confirmed. Further information can be found in the job pack.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact

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