The Centre Manager is the key operational lead for the Centre; responsible for developing and directing all administration and support infrastructure to ensure the efficient running of the CBC. This includes the design and implementation of systems to manage the finances of a busy academic institution, responsible for approximately 26 active research contracts that represent £7.9m in research funding awarded to the CBC; leading decision-making processes regarding the Centre’s annual work plan; ensuring that research staff are appropriately recruited, inducted and supported to complete their work for the Centre; oversee the development of the public profile of the Centre, including its website, marketing materials and administrative publications; and provide for the storage, classification and appropriate management documentation and knowledge within the Centre.

This senior administrative post will work closely with Centre Director, Deputy Director, Research Lead, Senior Teaching Fellows, Teaching Administrator (1FTE) to provide complex administrative support and lead in the working areas of financial management, research finance and grants administration, human resources (recruitment, leavers, absence management, staff reviews and record planning), contract management and business planning and implementation. The post-holder will support the Centre Director and Deputy Director in implementing the delivery of the CBC’s strategic objectives through maintaining effective local administration systems. In addition to these duties, the post-holder is responsible for overseeing, implementing and expanding the Centre’s income-generating events. The post-holder will be required to expand and extend the Centre’s income streams, including (but not restricted to) professionally and autonomously running events such as the annual CBC conference and Summer School programmes.

This postholder joins a team of five core staff led by the Centre Director, Professor Susan Michie (Professor of Health Psychology).

The person appointed will have well-developed IT skills (be familiar with maintaining webpages, and working with Microsoft Office packages). They must be able to demonstrate experience of maintaining accurate financial records, contract management and business planning and implementation as well as excellent communication and organisational skills.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Paul Chadwick, [email protected].

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We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: TBC

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

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