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Research Project Administrator: Finding Middlemarch in Coventry 2021

Department of English

Location:  Other
Salary:  £29,645 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Wednesday 23 June 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0621-170

Part-Time, Fixed-Term

(10 months 0.3 FTE)

Applications are invited for the post of Research Project Administrator for the AHRC-funded Impact and Engagement project ‘Finding Middlemarch in Coventry 2021’. 

Following the success of previous research by the Project Principal Investigator Prof. Ruth Livesey and Co-Investigator Prof. Redell Olsen, this project will involve collaboration with a range of heritage and cultural organisations in the Midlands and principal partner Dash Arts to engage diverse audiences in Coventry with the artistic work of George Eliot. This key appointment will be crucial to the successful planning and delivery of a number of events and initiatives during Coventry’s year as City of Culture in 2021-22. The post-holder will work with the two project leads in the English Department at Royal Holloway, with support from our School Directors of Research, Impact, and External Engagement, and a number of stakeholders in the Midlands and elsewhere. 

You will have a sound knowledge of practice-based research and/or public engagement and impact in the arts and humanities, excellent planning and administration skills and confidence in engaging and communicating complex ideas to diverse stakeholders. You will have a track record of successful administrative delivery of collaborative projects in the arts or heritage sectors and curatorial and / or promotional experience of working with artistic practitioners in relation to galleries, festivals, theatre or other arts organisations. Experience in community engagement and/or archives and museum education is highly desirable. 

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities.   The post is flexible in terms of location with some in person project meetings on campus in Egham, Surrey, and Central London as well as activities in Coventry and Warwickshire.  

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Ruth Livesey via ruth.livesey@rhul.ac.uk to arrange a call. 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk 

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours.

Please quote the reference: 0621-170

Closing Date:   Midnight, 23 June 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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