The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute is named in honour of the scientist Alan Turing and its mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.
The role oversees and advises on the recruitment of diverse roles within the research community at the Turing, taking a lead on roles that are not recruited through direct employment. This includes regular annual calls for doctoral level training programmes, fellowships for early career researchers and specialised calls for senior positions or specific projects. The role requires experience of managing complex recruitment processes or academic calls and a thorough understanding of best practice in the context of higher education, recruitment and academic training pathways. The role will involve regular cross-team collaboration with the People Team, Academic Engagement, Research Programmes, Communications and the wider Turing community and external partners.
Plan and manage the workload and resource of the Academic Recruitment function within the People Team, including scheduling centrally run calls, allocating projects and working with colleagues to scope input needed by other departments
Provide consultation and expert advice to colleagues within the Research Programmes and Academic Engagement Directorate on the scope and design of Institute calls including benchmarking against relevant equivalents and reviewing previous calls, seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders, agreeing call requirements and providing training on panel processes
Lead on the planning and delivery of the annual calls run by the Institute, currently including the flagship Enrichment scheme, HDR UK Turing PhD Programme and calls for Turing Research Fellows and Daphne Jackson Fellows
Lead the evaluation and review process for calls, including a review of diversity and monitoring data, and the structure and assessment process of calls to assess the performance of the Academic Recruitment function
Be the day to day manager liaising with the providers of the Flexigrant Grant Management system
The ideal candidate will have previous team management experience of managing academic recruitment processes or research calls, preferably within a higher education/research institute/academic setting. You will have demonstratable understanding of the postgraduate student and other academic life cycles and the wider context of the higher education and academic research environment.
Experience of leading review processes and implementing process improvements is essential, along with experience of using a recruitment or grant management system (preferably Flexigrant).
You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to explain complex matters clearly and negotiate outcomes. You must also have the skills to develop and deliver marketing campaigns for calls.
Term and Conditions
This full time post is offered on a Permanent basis. The annual salary for this post is £47,000 plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies. Please see our website for more information.
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Closing date for applications: 31 October 2021
Interviews will take place on the 18 November 2021
Equality Diversity and Inclusion
The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Please note all offers of employment are subject to obtaining and retaining the right to work in the UK and satisfactory pre-employment security screening which includes a DBS Check.
Full details on the pre-employment screening process can be requested from HR@turing.ac.uk