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Transformation Manager

Faculty Central (FEPS)

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017
Full Time Fixed Term (Until 31/08/2024)
Closing Date:  Thursday 01 October 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1288420GN

An exciting opportunity has arisen  to join The UK Research Hub for Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (UKRI TAS Hub) within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

The TAS Hub is a significant national centre bringing together a world-leading diverse multidisciplinary team and building on a strong cross-institutional core team from University of Southampton, University of Nottingham and King’s College London.  It is run by a consortium composed of over 30 academics and 60 partners.   The £11.7m programme is funded by the UKRI’s Strategic Priorities Fund 

The Hub’s goal is to deliver world-leading best practice for the design, regulation and operation of ‘socially beneficial’ autonomous systems which are both trustworthy in principle, and trusted in practice by individuals, society and government.  The Hub will deliver in three strategic areas:

  • Research: a number of research programmes that aim to complement, synthesise, and augment the research done across the Hub.
  • Advocacy and Engagement: mechanisms for engagement and co-creation with the public, public sector actors, government, the third sector, and industry to help define best practices, assurance processes, and formulate policy. 
  • Skills: creating a structured pipeline for future leaders in TAS research and innovation with new training programmes and openly available resources for broader upskilling and reskilling in TAS. 

As the Hub’s Transformation manager, you will have proven experience of planning and progressing marketing activities within professional guidelines and/ or organisational policy and of significant stakeholder engagement.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the planning and coordination of the TAS Hub’s marketing activities and overseeing the delivery of that marketing strategy.
  • Developing a social media marketing strategy in collaboration with academics and our partners
  • Coordinating a programme of events
  • Developing effective working relationships with TAS Hub partners, members of the advisory network, industrial and other relevant external organisations
  • Working with research and innovation services (at partner institutions) to identify appropriate exploitation opportunities and determine potential new domains for TAS Hub
  • Supporting tech transfer activities, including industry fellowships
  • Producing management information, reports, briefings and presentations to inform and update on Hub activities to our partners, nodes and the wider public
  • Actively seeking opportunities for outreach activities.

This is a full time position however part-time arrangements may be considered.  This position is fixed term until 31 August 2024.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Gopal Ramchurn via sdr1@soton.ac.uk or Dorota A. Sikorska, Executive Officer via dask1n11@soton.ac.uk

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to our ethos. We particularly encourage Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position.  We value diversity and inclusion at the University and aspire for our staff population to be broadly representative of our community.   In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN Silver award.   We gives full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, onsite childcare facilities along with other benefits such as the cycle to work scheme.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*subject to qualifying criteria

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1288420GN on all correspondence.

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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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