Programme Manager (Food Innovation and Health)

Applications Close: 08 March 2021

Salary: £32,255 - £39,345 per year, pro rata

Contract Length: Two years

Quadram Institute Bioscience currently has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the team as a Programme Manager.


Understanding how individual foods and diets can help us maintain and improve our health is an important way to promote healthy ageing. The Food Innovation and Health Institute Strategic Programme at Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) seeks to understand how individual food components, complex foods and combinations of foods are digested within the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, and how nutrients and non-nutrient food components are released and absorbed into the body.

This research provides insights into the fundamental processes that link food and health. The Quadram Institute is dedicated to translating its findings into better dietary advice for the general population and specific interest groups, and to work with the commercial sector to develop innovative foods and products that enhance health and contribute to the prevention of chronic disease.

The role

QIB wishes to appoint a part-time Manager for its Institute Strategic Research Programme Grant (ISPG) “Food Innovation and Health”. The post-holder will work closely with the ISPG Leader, Professor Martin Warren, to monitor the delivery of the ISPG’s research objectives according to deadlines and within budget.

There are two other ISPGs in QIB and each has its own Programme Manager. Managers are expected to coordinate work and share best-practice. The ISPG comprises about 10 Group Leaders and their groups based within the Institute itself. There are also close links to some group leaders based at universities elsewhere in the UK. Some travel to partner organisations may be required.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have a biological sciences background with experience of project or programme-level management. Ideally, they will have an understanding of research funding and practice in the UK. A formal qualification in management or project management would be desirable. The post-holder will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work autonomously within a supportive environment.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £32,255 to £39,345 pro rata per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a part-time post (18.5 hours per week) for a period of two years in the first instance.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1004000.

Interviews are expected to be held on 23rd and 25th March 2021.

Please note, candidates must already have the right to work in the UK as this role does not meet UKVI requirements to provide Skilled Worker visa sponsorship.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society.  The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values.  To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.