IICF Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,309 – £40,927
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th December 2021

  • Advertised from 17th November 2021
  • Contract type: Fixed Term (24 months), with a further one-year extension highly likely based on funding confirmation. Secondments welcome. 35 Hours/week.
  • 411673


Join an exciting and dynamic team at the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures, and help drive its successful real-world impact in this next phase of our work. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an initiative that is steering improvements that impact on children and families’ lives in Scotland and across the world.

We are looking for a capable and experienced Project Manager to support our drive forward, and help grow our partnerships across a range of sectors and disciplines, across the University and around the world, to make a real impact for and with children. Suitable candidates will thrive in a leadership role within a fast-paced and mission-driven environment.

This post is initially and primarily associated with the Serving the Future partnership project, with the expectation that further opportunities are soon to arise related to other major projects.

The post holder will report to the Executive Director in the first instance, and the staff structure will develop further as we make further appointments.

About the Serving the Future project

The role will be part of team of researchers, facilitators, employers and national policy-makers working with collaboratively with business and utilising evidence and innovation to build create change. It is part of the new Serving the Future project, a partnership between with The Fraser of Allander Institute, the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Future at Strathclyde University, and the Poverty Alliance.

Serving the Future is a 3-year project that will work with employers and related public services, as well as people in poverty, to identify and implement meaningful change to reduce the risk of in-work poverty, and in turn, reduce the numbers of children living in poverty. It will be informed by a research programme working with people with experience of in-work poverty.

About Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures

The University of Strathclyde’s IICF is an international research and policy implementation group with a collective vision of ensuring that children and young people have what they need to reach their full potential, particularly those who experience adversity.

Now with sustained University commitment, we are growing our staff team, building on our global engagement work and strengthening our multi-disciplinary links across the University, to bring greater impact for children and their families.

Please note this is a fixed term role with an expected initial duration of 24 months

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Application notes

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Applications can be madeon our website

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (strath.ac.uk/hr/workforus).

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Jennifer.davidson@strath.ac.uk


Formal interviews for this post are expected to be held on 14/12/2021.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing gender equality in academia across all academic disciplines and professional and support functions.