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Full time/Part Time (0.6 FTE Minimum)
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About Us
ESRC is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.  

ESRC is the UK’s leading research agency for funding research and training in the social sciences. Investing over £180 million a year every year our mission is to enable government, business and the public to learn about social change and the reasons behind it.

About the role
The International Strategy Team leads on the development of ESRC's international strategy and establishes and maintains the international partnerships required to deliver the ESRC's strategic goals. Responsibilities include building and maintaining bilateral and multilateral partnerships with international funding bodies other partners from around the globe and it aims to embed international activities across all of ESRC's programmes. 

Main Duties: 
management of a portfolio of diverse activities related to the provision of the UK National Contact Points (NCPs) for the EU Framework Programmes Horizon 2020 ‘Societal Challenge Six; Europe in a Changing World: Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies (SC6)’ and ‘Embedding Social Sciences and Humanities across Horizon 2020’ 
provision of support, advice and guidance to any potential UK based participant thinking about or prosing to participate in H2020 
maintaining knowledge and intelligence on upcoming and on-going activities within H2020 funding landscape 
engaging with H2020 funding landscape stakeholders through various networks and mechanisms as required 
pro-actively network and communicate with other NCPs, UKRO office in Brussels and relevant international stakeholders 
plan, deliver and disseminate activities supporting H2020 and other EU funding opportunities in SC6 with other organisations and other relevant stakeholders 
produce a range of impactful publications (leaflets, success stories, case studies) 
preparing the annual NCP report to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 
contributing to and preparing briefings on H2020 funding landscape activities for senior members of staff 

About you
You will have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a range of stakeholders with personal impact and credibility and be good listener and networker with the ability to build excellent relationships

You must be able to produce creative and impactful materials for a wide range of audiences.

In depth knowledge of H2020 funding landscape is preferred but not essential. 

Good knowledge of the European Union Research and Innovation Policy would be desirable.

What we offer
The Research Councils recognise and value employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

How to Apply
Applicants are required to include a CV and cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. 

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 1st July 2018.

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