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Manager - Doctoral College Professional Development Programme

Centre for Higher Education Practice

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553 Pro rata per annum
Part Time Permanent 0.5 FTE
Closing Date:  Monday 30 September 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 11 October 2019
Reference:  1178919PD

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Doctoral College team at the University of Southampton to lead on the development and enhancement of high quality professional development and associated activities for doctoral researchers across all disciplines.
The Doctoral College works in partnership with Faculty Graduate Schools to provide an inspiring and vibrant environment for doctoral researchers, combining ‘local’ and ‘central’ training, harnessing informal development opportunities (3 Minute Thesis Competition, Festival of Doctoral Research), and collaborating with other professional service teams (e.g. Public Engagement with Research unit, Centre for Higher Education Practice, Library Research team).

We are looking for:
• A passionate champion for the support and development of our doctoral researchers.
• An experienced manager with relevant familiarity and knowledge of higher education structures/systems relating to doctoral research, ideally in the specific context of ‘researcher development’.
• An effective persuader/influencer who is comfortable working across disciplinary/departmental boundaries to maintain and build relationships and foster collaborative approaches.
• An experienced budget-holder, ideally with good knowledge of University of Southampton finance processes.
• Someone who enjoys being part of a small dispersed but dynamic team.
 This senior role is permanent and part-time (0.5 FTE) allowing flexibility in work-pattern across the week; occasional evening working is required for delivery of some events/activities.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Shelley Parr, CHEP Director ( or Jo James, current Manager – Doctoral College Professional Development (

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1178919PD on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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