ARC Research Programme Manager

University College London

Ref Number
Professional Expertise
Research and Research Support
Vice-President (Operations) (B01)
Working Pattern
Full time
£39,508 – £47,355
Contract Type
Working Type
Hybrid (20% – 80% on site)
Available for Secondment
Closing Date

The UCL Advanced Research Computing (ARC) is UCL’s new Centre for infrastructure and innovation in digital research – the supercomputers, datasets, software and people that make computational science and digital scholarship possible.

We are an innovative hybrid: a professional services department that delivers reliable and secure infrastructure and services to UCL research groups, and undertake research and innovation activities focused on the application of advanced computational and data intensive research methods, working in partnership with academics from all fields. 

Are you an enthusiastic research project/programme manager fascinated by technology?

This role is responsible for research community engagement and impact-generating activities for the UK Square Kilometre Array Regional Centre (UKSRC) project.  This includes:

  • Delivering the champion scheme and related activities to build and develop the UK radio astronomy community.
  • Facilitating collaborations that enable the community to evaluate new UKSRC tools (e.g. software) in their research.
  • Organising industry engagement and knowledge exchange activities (e.g. workshops).
  • Evaluating schemes and developing resources to share good practice.
  • Contributing to the UKSRC project management support and communications/marketing.

The UKSRC has 8 partners (£7.2M, ) and is are working with an international network of 14 nations and the SKA Observatory to develop digital research infrastructure (DRI) that will enable astronomers to transform our understanding of the universe.  

You may have experience as a research project or network manager, or as a community  engagement manager.  

This role is part of the PRISM – Professional Research Investment Strategy Manager – career pathway ( ). These newly recognised roles focus on maximising the value of new technologies and digital research-related projects. 

Other PRISM roles can be responsible for: 

  • Supporting effective management & governance to enable sustainable project delivery  
  • Increasing the visibility, use and impact of digital research infrastructure through community engagement, open science, and knowledge exchange activities.
  • Developing initiatives and proposals to support the strategic growth of the Centre as ambitions evolve.

ARC is looking for an experienced, self-driven individual to join a new and growing Centre The successful candidate will be able to: 

  • Deliver high-quality research project management  
  • Develop and grow your networks to bring together relevant expertise 
  • Think analytically and to communicate clearly with empathy and persuasiveness to build successful collaborations and research communities. 
  • Manage and adapt to a varied workload, being able to prioritise against different deadlines. 
  • Develop content for social media, newsletters and websites
  • At a more senior level, contribute to, and lead initiatives and develop strategies

Please use the attach cover letter upload option to tell us how you meet the criteria in the person specification. 

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits including: 

Annual promotion scheme which enables high-performing staff, who demonstrate skills and behaviours of a higher grade to be recognised and to accelerate their internal career progression. 

41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave; 8 bank holiday; 6 closure days) 

Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme 

Find out more:  

The UCL Ways of Working supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work – please visit to find out more. 

If you have queries regarding the vacancy or application process, please contact Mr. Chris Langridge  ([email protected]). 

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. 

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. 

These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. 

Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department. 

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