Doing things differently.
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the UK’s most effective universities, with a clear sense of what we want to achieve and the wherewithal to deliver it. Inclusive in engaging with local communities and organisations to identify the topics to be explored. Inclusive in diversifying the backgrounds of colleagues who lead the exploration. Inclusive in the way in which the findings are shared with our partners.
Of course, research inclusivity has to be pursued in combination with research quality. In the latest Research Excellence Framework 2021, 83% of NTU’s research outputs and 86% of our research impact were assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. In 2021, the University received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of our outstanding research into the science of cultural heritage.
We need a proven Doctoral Programme Manager to lead the team that delivers a new doctoral training partnership between Nottingham Trent University and University of Nottingham. This new partnership programme at doctoral level – known as the Universities for Nottingham Co(l)laboratory - will take an experimental approach to public dialogue and community-led research and innovation. You'll use your effective communication skills to partner with all Universities for Nottingham (UfN) stakeholders in delivering on project objectives and outcomes. Providing overall programme direction, you'll ensure appropriate governance, evaluation and reporting.
As a key member of the Co(l)laboratory Delivery Executive team you'll be expected to collaborate with colleagues in academic schools and research centres across both universities, with key Universities for Nottingham partners and with the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.
For more information on the role, please contact Dr Rebekah Smith McGloin, Director, Doctoral School and Research Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Co(l)laborating with our partners for change.
Co(l)laboratory is an eight-year programme of work, part-funded by Research England Development Fund. It reimagines cohort-based doctoral training through the lens of inclusion and civic engagement. It delivers doctoral research for the community, through the community and in the community through 50 trained PhDs, specifically targeting under-represented communities in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, who will undertake a programme of locally relevant, challenge-based research and be trained as the local civic leaders of the future.
Co(l)laboratory delivers a civic cohort-based doctoral training partnership which is designed to engage local citizens and civic employers in setting the agenda for research at their local universities. A flagship programme within the Universities for Nottingham (UfN) civic partnership, Co(l)lab. brings radical change in doctoral education by piloting new ways to co-create the research agenda, a step-change in doctoral recruitment and a new type of training programme – open to all, and designed to train the next generation of civic leaders.
Recently refreshed, the first Universities for Nottingham Civic Agreement that underpins the civic partnership, was co-created to improve prosperity, opportunity, sustainability, health and wellbeing for local citizens, families and communities. The initial document was signed in July 2020, with the refresh shifting the focus of the partnership to support the city and county’s post-covid recovery and the UK government’s “levelling up” agenda.
UfN partners include: Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System, Nottinghamshire Health Care Trust, West Nottinghamshire College and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.
Like the UfN partnership, Co(l)laboratory is built on the principles of community leadership, resilience, inclusion and equity.
NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we encourage applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.
We’ll look after you with ongoing support, good development opportunities and a competitive salary that rewards your contribution. We also offer generous holidays, flexible working options, a pension scheme, great facilities and wide range of savings, discounts and benefits.
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Please note: This is a funded term contract covering the 8-year programme of work to 31 July 2030.
This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.
This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions.