Network Manager

Closes: 18 March 2024
Location: Easter Bush Campus, Roslin, EH25 9RG, GB (Hybrid working)
Organisation: College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine / Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / The Roslin Institute  
Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31 March 2025, with likelihood of extension until 31 March 2028
Grade UE08:  £45,585 to £54,395 per annum (A revised salary range for this grade of £48,350 to £59,421 is planned to take effect from Spring 2024) 
Job Schedule: Full time, 35 hours per week
About the Role:

The International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) is seeking a Network Manager to join their Network Management Team. The IVVN, based at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, is a £4.5m initiative that coordinates and integrates UK and low- and-middle income country (LMIC) research expertise to overcome challenges associated with the development of livestock and zoonotic vaccines for LMIC-relevant diseases. Since launching in August 2017, the IVVN has welcomed over 2,000 members from 93 countries and the Network delivers a diverse programme of activities. The Network Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Network and delivering a range of different opportunities for the international veterinary vaccinology community.  

The role will involve:

  • Managing all aspects of the IVVN including networking activities, funding schemes, training awards, outreach activities and communication channels. 
  • Leading and mentoring a team, including IVVN’s Communications Officer and Events and Funding Officer.
  • Coordinating IVVN’s collaborative vaccine research funding calls and overseeing the management of IVVN’s funded research projects.
  • Planning international events, including in-person and online events. 
  • Building and maintaining relationships with University colleagues, IVVN members, funders and other stakeholders across many countries. 
  • Overseeing IVVN’s £4.5m budget, allocating resources and reporting on spend. 
  • Completing IVVN’s scientific reporting and measuring the impact of activities. 
  • Contributing to the strategic direction of the Network and writing grant applications for further funding.
  • Representing the Network as required.

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • Previous experience of coordinating a large project/network/initiative. 
  • Experience of managing a team.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to deliver a number of competing priorities on time and within budget. 
  • Meticulous attention to detail. 

For informal enquiries, please email IVVN Director, Dr Timothy Connelley: timothy [dot] connelley [at] roslin [dot] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk.

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