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CLOSER job vacancy – Project Manager


CLOSER are looking to recruit a Project Manager to join the team.

Closing date: 23 November 2017, latest time for submissions 23:59
Interview date: 4 December 2017
Salary: £43,023 – £50,753 per annum
Contract: Full Time, Fixed-Term
Location: London

A job description and person specification can be accessed on the UCL job page.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Project Manager at CLOSER, an ESRC & MRC funded resource centre based at UCL Institute of Education.

The post holder will manage the development of the project during its next phase of funding. The role is instrumental to successful delivery of the activities planned for the next two years, and for preparing a bid for funding beyond 2019. The role includes strategic planning, managing capital budgets, and operational management of a multi-themed and multi-partner project.

The CLOSER Project Manager is responsible for the overall coordination and administration of CLOSER, including financial management and successful implementation. You will work closely with Professor Alison Park, Director of CLOSER, as well as members of the Executive Group.  You will maintain links with the other institutions involved in the programme as well as liaising with colleagues across UCL.

Key Requirements

We are looking for candidates with excellent organisational, research finance and project management skills. You should have strong communication and relationship-building skills and work well with different personalities.

Significant experience of managing a busy and varied workload and delivering to tight deadlines is essential and you must have the ability to work under pressure and adapt to change.

Experience of working with the cohort and longitudinal studies and developing research funding proposals, is not essential but would be an advantage.

Further Details

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the UCL job listing.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Professor Alison Park, Director of CLOSER, (T: 020 7612 6395; E: