Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Project Manager for TiPS Project

United Kingdom

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Project Manager for TiPS Project

Management Science Salary: £38,205 to £39,347 pro rata Closing Date: Friday 08 December 2023 Interview Date: Monday 18 December 2023 Reference: 1320-23

This ESRC/UKRI-funded, 0.7 FTE appointment, which runs until September 2025, offers the opportunity to work with the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies in professional work, an exciting and fast- moving area, especially given recent developments with AI-based technologies. The role will involve supporting and working with a team of researchers across two universities to develop and research a digital innovation accelerator for small and medium-sized accounting and law firms. The project will be conducted in conjunction with Hyperscale Group Ltd. The project will provide structured methods such as needs analysis and group workshops, as well as supporting resources, to help selected accountancy and law firms accelerate their technology adoption. The project is not a project about the technical specifics of digital innovation but is about the management of the adoption process in the distinctive context of accounting and law professional service firms. Although this post will be based in the Department of Management Science, the academic colleagues working on the project are from three Departments across LUMS.

You will have a degree level qualification. The degree could be in a range of subjects, but is likely to be in the social sciences, including but not limited to business & management. You will have demonstrable experience and expertise in planning and managing project activities in a fast- changing, multi-stakeholder project setting. You will demonstrate an ability to manage activities including meetings, workshops with industry partners and funders, procurement of services from external suppliers, planning and control of project finances, reporting to funders and other stakeholders, coordinating project communications, and arranging associated travel, accommodation, catering and venue planning. The Project Manager position requires initiative and independence, doing what is necessary to make things happen, anticipating and identifying upcoming deadlines and challenges, and supporting the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators in delivering project outcomes.

This is a part time role - 0.7 FTE (25.6 hours per week).

Please contact Martin Spring ([email protected]) or James Faulconbridge ([email protected]) for more information about the project and for an informal discussion about the post.

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    Project Manager for TiPS Project


    Lancaster University


    United Kingdom


    November 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 08, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Established in 1964 by the Royal Charter, Lancaster University is amongst the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. It is among the only 6 collegiate universities in the country and has collaborations with NHS, GCHQ, LEP, CEH, EA, Sunway University, and UFLA, Brazil. Initially, the university was based at St. Leonard's Gate. The campus was moved to Bailrigg in South Lancaster in 1968. The university formerly had four colleges namely Cartmel, County, Lonsdale, and Bowland. Grizedale, Fylde, Furness, Pendle, and Graduate colleges were set up after 1990. Currently, it has 9 colleges that offer a total of 18 research programs.

    The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster city center. The Bailrigg campus is home to Lancaster Arts, bringing together our own theatre, art gallery, and concert series. The Nuffield Theatre is one of the largest professional studio theatres in Europe. It hosts public performances of theatre, contemporary dance and live art from some of the best-known and respected companies from the UK and abroad. Each of the 9 colleges has its private residence blocks, administration staff, halls, bars, and Wi-Fi enabled common areas. There are two banks, a bakery, an ice-cream parlor, general stores and supermarkets, a beauty salon, and a post office on the university campus. Lancaster also has Chaplaincy Centre which houses prayer rooms with facilities for different faiths such as Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Islam, and Baha'i. Lancaster University provides university bus services making it convenient for the students and employees to commute. Further, the M6 motorway is only a five minutes' drive from the campus. It takes 10 minutes to drive to the West Coast Main Line that connects the city to London, Scotland, and Manchester.

    The academic structure of the university consists of undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate courses, research, and doctoral level programs. The acclaimed staff of the university guides the students into international level research centered on humanities, business subjects, natural sciences, modern languages, social sciences, and technology. Presently, the university has over 13,000 full-time students enrolled for first and higher degrees. There are 3,027 employees on the university campus including 1,323 faculty members.

    Lancaster University has over 148,000 alumni in more than 180 countries. The university has a notable list of alumni who have gained recognition in their respective disciplines. Emily Fleeshman is a Hollywood actress, famous for her role of Nikki in popular TV show Still Open All Hours. Also, she is the founder of an acting school named ‘The Actors' Lab’ based in Salford. Satnam Rana is a news presenter on BBC. Some other noble laureates of the university are Roger Ashton-Griffiths (actor), Andrew Brooke Miller (Novelist), Catherine Jane Smith (a member of British Labour Party), Lucy Jane Briers (actor), Andy Serkis (actor and director), Bruce Sewell (former counsel of Apple).

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