Programme Manager - Future Fashion Factory

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7090027 (Ref.No. AHCDE1143)
Posted: December 3, 2021

Job Description

Are you a project manager with significant experience of planning and delivering complex multi-partner projects? Do you thrive on organising inputs from partners and coordinating the work of colleagues? Are you passionate about playing a leading role in the successful delivery of this Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund programme of creative industries research? 

As the Programme Manager (PM) for Future Fashion Factory (digitally enabled design and manufacture of designer products for circular economies) creative R&D partnership you will be responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of the management and successful delivery of the programme. The Future Fashion Factory creative R&D partnership is a £5.4 million programme of ambitious research and development funded by through the Industrial Strategy Challenge fund via the Creative Industries Cluster Programme that seeks to create the world’s first designer-led, digitally enabled creative design and technical innovation platform for high value, luxury goods. By coordinating researchers across the academic partners and working closely with the industrial and sector based partners you will ensure the delivery of all of the Future Fashion Factory’s activities and outputs, engagement and research uptake. You will be responsible for financial management and developing and maintaining effective relationships with funders and collaborative research partners.

You will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI), Lead Scientist and Future Fashion Factory Programme Director (SPD) on the strategic leadership of the programme. You will also contribute to the intellectual leadership and external representation of the Future Fashion Factory. If you thrive on managing complex programmes, organising inputs from several partners and coordinating the work of the lead investigators, researchers and other administrative staff, this is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference.

You will have proven management experience including planning and delivering complex multi-partner projects, an understanding of the challenges in managing a collaborative programme, capability to drive collaboration with industry and experience of collecting and monitoring impact and KPIs. You will also have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective working relationships with different stakeholders.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Stephen Russell 

Email: [email protected] 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Design
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £42,149 to £50,296 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 March 2023 due to funding)
Release Date:  Thursday 02 December 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 05 January 2022
Reference:  AHCDE1143


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