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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Applications are invited for the part time (0.6FTE) post of Tackling Air Pollution at School (TAPAS) Network Manager in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. This new role will provide direct support for Professor Paul Linden and the TAPAS Network. The overarching aim of the TAPAS Network is to bring together interdisciplinary expertise from across academia, industry, civil service and policy, to develop the research base to design and operate healthy schools in the environment of the future. The Network is one of six funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Clean Air Programme - more information available at

The Network Manager will support the Network with the task of acting as intermediary between all parties. They will oversee and manage the development, delivery and evaluation of the project. Duties will include: developing and ensuring delivery of an action plan for implementation of TAPAS strategy, developing policies, managing ethics, culturing relationships with collaborators, identifying risks and developing mitigation strategies, contributing to report writing, ensuring regulatory compliance and developing and monitoring KPIs, measurements of success and control measures.

The successful candidate should have research experience in a scientific and engineering discipline at Masters level or equivalent, relating to air quality, the built and urban environment or fluid dynamics. They should also have experience working in an administrative or project management role. They should have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as the interpersonal and facilitation expertise required for interacting with the project team and wider stakeholders. The role holder will have excellent organisational and time management skills as well as the ability to work independently and flexibly. Experience of co-ordinating research/innovation projects or networks with a track record of delivery to time and budget is essential.

Fixed-term: the funds for this post are available until 31 August 2023 in the first instance.

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On the online form, you should clearly explain the reasons for your application, and indicate how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. The full contact details of two referees should be included; at least one of whom should be contactable if you are invited to attend an interview.

Closing Date for Applications: 5 December 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held soon after the closing date.

Please quote reference LE28734 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented in our Department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Closing date

Dec 5th 2021

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£31,406-£40,927 pro rata