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Research Manager

  • Organisation:Imperial War Museum
  • Location:IWM London
  • Salary:£30,600 per annum
  • Contract type:Permanent / Full-Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Manager at the Imperial War Museums.We are looking for a well-qualified research manager, with strong project management, financial, administrative and drafting skills, capable of working across a range of activities who is able to progress curatorial and related activity for the newly created Collections Access and Research Department within the IWM Institute.You should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Lead, manage and motivate colleagues, partners and, where relevant, volunteers in order to get the best out of them
  • Identify and implement learning and development needs for both yourself and your team including volunteers, if appropriate
  • Comply with corporate standards, and use corporate systems, processes and procedures– and undertake any necessary training as directed
  • Support and facilitate academic access to our collection, expertise and knowledge
  • Develop, participate in and produce accessible material and activities aimed at engaging, informing, educating and enthusing our audiences and potential audiences in the collection and our subject matter, and mission

For a full list of responsibilities and the person specification (which your application will be scored against), please see the attached job description.

An honours degree in History and /or a closely-related subject and a strong appreciation of how different academic disciplines are applied to the IWM’s subject matter.

  • Demonstrable and directly relevant experience, including a supervisory and project management experience, and experience of organizing events
  • Knowledge of the higher education sector and funding environment, the ability to apply that knowledge to the IWM Research Programme and proven track-record of grants writing skills or the willingness to learn speedily.
  • A good general knowledge of the UK cultural sector and an awareness of new ways of engaging the public in the understanding of conflict.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal and networking skills, and the ability to interact and build relationships and networks with a range of audiences up to senior level.
  • Demonstrable experience of taking a lead role in the management of grant applications – particularly as regards financial management
  • Good knowledge of copyright and IP and experience of drafting contracts

To Apply Apply by pressing the blue apply button at the bottom left of this page.Please not we do not accept CV’s, you will be required to fill in an online application form.If you have any queries please contact us at hr.cso@iwm.org.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am, Thursday 2nd December 2021.

Interviews will take place on Friday 17th December 2021. 

Please note that the interview date(s) has been specifically chosen according to the availability of the panel. You are advised to keep this date free if you are interested in this vacancy. We are unable to reschedule interviews.

IWM is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunities.IWM is committed to safe recruitment and all necessary disclosure and barring checks are mandatory, with higher level checks including Barred Lists for all sensitive roles.

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