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Vacancy: Fuse Research Centre Manager

We are delighted to advertise this exciting secondment opportunity for an experienced Programme Manager to join Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health.

Fuse brings together the North East Universities of Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside, with plans to expand into North Cumbria, in a unique collaboration to deliver world-class research to improve health and wellbeing and tackle inequalities.

Working as part of the Fuse leadership team, you will manage a complex programme of Public Health Research including Fuse’s membership of the National Institute for Health and Care Research School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR) and the NIHR Public Health Responsive Studies Team (PHIRST Fusion).

You will have excellent organisational skills and attention to detail with a proven ability to support the delivery of complex programmes of research.  You will be people focused, excellent at building relationships with key stakeholders and support a collaborative environment, fostering a culture of trust and mutual respect. You will be a team player and comfortable working with colleagues across different organisations to ensure the Fuse/Fuse SPHR/PHIRST work is carried out efficiently and effectively.

A background in Higher Education or public health research is desirable.  However, we are interested in your transferrable skills, experience in delivering programme management and how you would use these to support the delivery of the Fuse strategy.

The position is available immediately, fixed Term for 12 months in the first instance, it is offered on a full or part-time basis and we would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible and/or blended working.  Please state your desired working arrangements in your application. To discuss this role further, please contact Laura Ritson via e-mail

Location: Newcastle University

Salary: £33,966 to £36,024 (with progression to £44,263 per annum) 

Closing Date: 20 October 2023


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