We are recruiting for a Research Centre Manager to oversee the day to day operations and ensure robust and timely implementation of its business processes in The Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) and ensure that the PEC delivers against its ambitious targets.
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About the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre
Nesta is leading a large consortium of university and industry partners to deliver a major research centre on the Creative Industries for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Our consortium connects leading thinkers, across multiple academic disciplines, with expertise that spans the breadth of challenges facing the UK’s creative industries, and leverages long-standing relationships with government and industry. The Centre has the ambitious objective to use academic research in a timely and agile way to address the biggest policy challenges facing the UK’s creative industries.
How will a Research Centre Manager (PEC) contribute to Nesta’s success?
The Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre is looking for an outstanding Research Centre Manager to oversee its day to day operations and ensure robust and timely implementation of its business processes (including its financial management). This is a senior role: the successful candidate will work closely with the Centre Director and other members of the PEC’s senior management team to ensure that the PEC delivers against its ambitious targets.
What we offer
An array of benefits, including health cash plans, dental insurance, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, eyecare vouchers and more. This role is based in Blackfriars, Central London, but we offer flexibility for our people to work remotely. This is a full-time role but we offer a range of flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to take advantage of them. Many do.
Making an application
To apply for this role, please submit your application before 8:00am on the 28th of May 2021.
At Nesta, we believe that a diverse workforce leads to an organisation that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results.
We want our workforce to represent the diversity of the people and communities we serve. We also want our workplace to be one where different experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued, and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop.
This means that when we are recruiting, we actively seek to reach a diverse pool of candidates. It also means that we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need to in order to be successful.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including working from home, compressed or part-time hours, job shares and other arrangements.
Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.