Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) – Senior Investment Manager, Music (UK)

Reporting to the Head of Creative Industries, the successful candidates will be key members of the team, supporting the leadership, management, and delivery of key investments and schemes, developing new opportunities, and demonstrating impact across both the Creative Industries team remit and CICP. You will also work in partnership with a team drawn from across UKRI (in particular Innovate UK) and the Digital Catapult, under the leadership of the Challenge Director. A significant focus of these roles is to build strong working relationships with relevant individuals and organisations (academic and non-academic) within AHRC, across UKRI, and our external stakeholders.

Leadership / teamwork / collaboration

  • develop new initiatives within the team’s remit in relation to a portfolio of areas, including commissioning new schemes and scoping out new potential activities 
  • represent the AHRC at external meetings, events and committees, gathering information to inform AHRC horizon-scanning, policy and strategy 
  • contribute to the development of strategy for future investment and identify potential collaborations in relation to a portfolio of areas within the team’s remit 
  • support and/or lead the development of bids for new funding from UKRI in areas within the team’s remit 

Delivery / programmes / projects / process

  • oversee the management of current investments and commissioning activities relating to a portfolio of areas within the team’s remit 
  • lead the collection, analysis, and communication of information relating to the team’s remit, to provide specialist input, briefings, and make recommendations to senior leaders within AHRC, its governing bodies, and wider stakeholder community as appropriate 
  • develop and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders as relevant to your role, including representing AHRC on relevant cross-UKRI groups 
  • lead, manage and/or support strategic and corporate projects and project teams as required across AHRC and UKRI 
  • develop strategic relationships with Higher Education Institutions, Independent Research Organisations, the research community, other research funders and wider national and international partners in order to expand personal expertise and knowledge and effectively deliver collaborative programmes 

You will need:

  • an understanding of the work of UK Research and Innovation, and in particular the Arts & Humanities Research Council 
  • a degree, or demonstrable relevant knowledge and experience of an equivalent level 
  • an understanding of and enthusiasm for the arts and humanities, in particular in relation to the team’s remit 
  • an understanding of and enthusiasm for the creative industries and the wider creative economy 
  • excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with the personal credibility and ability to work effectively with a range of colleagues and stakeholders, both internally and externally 
  • understanding of knowledge exchange and impact, including how to articulate these in the context of arts and humanities research 

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to see more details and to apply please click on the apply button. Please include a covering letter outlining how you fit the role criteria.  

Closing date for applications is 23rd January 2022

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