Consortium Manager – SIPHER

University of Sheffield


£40,792 to £48,677 (potential to progress to £54,765)

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity in the School of Health and Related Research for an experienced and motivated project manager to contribute to one of the largest UK public health research initiatives. SIPHER (Systems-science Informed Public Health Economic Research for Non-communicable Disease Prevention) is a multi-institution partnership bringing together academic, policy and practice partners to develop new ways of preventing chronic disease and tackling health inequalities.

You will join the Public Health Section in the School of Health and Related Research, a department with a large, diverse and internationally recognised programme of health services and public health research, knowledge transfer and research-led teaching. We study and evaluate health, healthcare, health services and health policy from the broadest possible range of clinical, economic and social perspectives.

This is a senior managerial role with significant scope to influence the strategic direction of this exciting new national research initiative. You will work closely with the two Directors to develop and deliver SIPHER’s strategic objectives and will be responsible for the operational, risk and administrative management of the Consortium, supported by a consortium administrator and the Consortium Management Group. You will develop strategies for communicating SIPHER research to external audiences including policy makers and the general public.

Person specification

You should have a relevant degree and demonstrated success in managing complex, multi-partner projects in university or comparable settings. Experience in health, social science and/or multidisciplinary research environments would be an important advantage. You should have achieved or be actively working towards formal programme management qualifications such as PRINCE2 or PMP. You will need the ability to make independent, high level decisions on strategic, management and operational issues relating to SIPHER’s development and delivery, acting on behalf of the Directors and taking responsibility for outcomes.

Application information

To apply, please visit our application portal here

The closing date for this role is Thursday 6 June.

For more information on SIPHER, please visit our website

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