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European Portfolio Manager

European Portfolio Manager

ESRC, UK Research and Innovation



Full time/part time (minimum 0.8FTE)

About the role

The International Strategy Team leads on the development of UKRI-ESRC's international strategy and establishes and maintains the international partnerships required to deliver UKRI-ESRC's strategic goals. The team is responsible for building and maintaining bilateral and multilateral partnerships with international partners from around the globe and aims to embed international activities across all UKRI-ESRC's programmes.

Key responsibilities

  • Management of a portfolio of diverse activities related to the provision of the UK National Contact Points (NCPs) for the EU Framework Programmes Horizon 2020 'Societal Challenge Six; Europe in a Changing World: Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies (SC6)' and 'Embedding Social Sciences and Humanities across Horizon 2020'.
  • Provision of support, advice, and guidance to any potential UK based participant thinking about or prosing to participate in H2020.
  • Maintaining knowledge and intelligence on upcoming and on-going activities within H2020 Funding Landscape.
  • Engaging with H2020 funding landscape stakeholders through various networks and mechanisms as required.
  • You will be required to travel within the UK and Internationally.

About you

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a range of stakeholders with personal impact and credibility
  • Good listener and networker with the ability to build excellent relationships
  • Ability to produce creative and impactful materials for a wide range of audiences
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to work independently, to multi-task, prioritise workloads and operate flexibly
  • Sophisticated analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills


UKRI recognises and value employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance as well as other benefits.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to provide an up to date CV and a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on (0).

The closing date for applications is 3rd March 2020


European Portfolio Manager

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
The Mall, Swindon SN1 4JG, UK

Published on 4 Mar 2020