Vacancy: Part-time Project Manager – Drought and Water Scarcity

School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

Grade 6: £26,527 – £31,644 p.a. (pro rata)

Applications are invited for the post of Project Manager for a major research project “MaRIUS’’: Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of droughts and water Scarcity”.

You will be responsible for day-to-day management of the MaRIUS project. You will be expected to implement monitoring, risk management, reporting and communication mechanisms, keeping in regular contact with the MaRIUS research partners in the five participating institutions. You will organise consortium meetings, workshops, assemblies and conferences as well as helping to manage interactions with the programme’s stakeholders in industry and government and to implement the dissemination strategy.

The successful candidate will possess excellent organisational and management skills, demonstrated through experience of management of complex projects, ideally in a university environment working on major Research Council or European Union projects. You will be enthusiastic and self-motivated with a genuine drive to ensure the success of the MaRIUS project. You will have excellent communication skills, including written reports. You will be motivated by the future challenges facing water resources in the UK. Previous experience in water and/or the environment would be desirable.

This is a part-time post (50%) and is fixed-term for 36 months in the first instance.

For an informal discussion contact Professor Jim Hall via his PA, email:

Applications are to be made online. Please upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 2 June 2014. Interviews will be held on 18 June 2014.

To apply, go to the vacancy webpage on the university’s employment website and click on the Apply Now button.

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