CFPR Governance and Operations Officer

University of the West of England

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As a collective of disciplines, The Centre for Fine Print Research’s (CFPR) approach is to be future-focused, building on design. Whether it is to persuade, promote, or inform, we aim to inspire by delivering a radical, innovative research and educational experience that responds to societal concerns and changes people’s lives.

We have a core group of 12 scholars working at the interface between research and practice from a range of disciplines undertaking research across traditional and digital technologies to reflect, innovate and find creative solutions for the future of print.  CFPR offers a unique focus in research through its mission to further understand and influence society in a context of technological change.

This is an exciting opportunity to ensure effective governance arrangements, operational effectiveness and partnership capabilities for the Centre for Fine Print Research, through coordination, management and delivery of the professional services that support CFPR’s researchers, its steering board and external partners. 

You’re enthusiastic about applying effective governance, reviewing processes from end to end and developing and implementing change plans: specifically, to optimise financial management and audit processes and embedding improvements in administrative processes and operations whilst striving for excellence.

Ideally, you’ll have some experience working in a similar role, and be capable of independent working but you can engage with project teams within the university and beyond. You will also bring expertise in some areas, but be open to develop those skills further, drawing on support within UWE Bristol.

Where is this role based?

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed, while we continue to develop incredible new facilities  to enhance our offer even further.

The campus has excellent transport links ; we are within walking distance of two train stations , our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities.

Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements  include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 24th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2023 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables ‘.

We are an ambitious and values led  university. We’re focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims. 

With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community . We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 25 days pro rata
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • Occasional remote working
  • career average pension schemes available for all staff groups
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • 1st month free to our Centre for Sport facilities for all new starters
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme
  • access to a wide variety of in-house training courses and development programmes

Add your individuality to ours

Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing staff community of over 4,000 individuals and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive. Add your individuality to ours to help set us apart.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.

Further information:

We’d love to tell you more about this opportunity.  To arrange an information discussion, please contact Joanna Montgomery on 0117 32 85843 or email: [email protected]  

This is a part-time, fixed-term post until 31 March 2024, working 22.5 hours per week.

This post is not available on a job share basis.

As a Disability Confident employer, we welcome applications from those who identify as having a disability.

UWE Bristol is a campus-based University and it is important for our success and the delivery of an outstanding experience for our students that our campuses are dynamic and vibrant places to learn and spend time. This role is therefore campus based with some opportunity for remote/home working.

The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. As we are unable to sponsor anyone requiring a visa for this role candidates must therefore be able to provide their own right to work in the UK.

Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to provide your right to work documents at your interview. Please refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.

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