Manager (Data insights and Knowledge exchange) - Maternity Cover

Department: Science and Innovation
Location: 37 Caledonian Road, London N1 9BU - Flexible
Salary: £52,832 - £55,474 per annum pro rata
Job Advert Description:

Physics has a vital role to play in tackling issues such as climate change and improved healthcare, as well as making the UK and Ireland fit for a new industrial era of science, technology and engineering. If you're as passionate as we are in “unlocking the future”, then join us. 

We are seeking a Manager to join the IOP’s Science and Innovation team for up to 12 months as a maternity cover. This is an exciting role and the successful candidate will i) manage a team of data analytical experts who provide evidence and data insights for the organisation, and ii) play a leading role in the development, management and delivery of projects focussed on emerging technologies, sectors and issues that matter to the physics community. This involves working with senior stakeholders and influential organisations across traditional boundaries - multi-disciplinary and across industry and academia.


The successful applicant will:

  • Provide leadership for the complex analytical work conducted by a team of data analysists, outputs of which are viewed by stakeholders and important to the reputation of the IOP.
  • Manage the team budget and resourcing, ensuring compliance with finance requirements.
  • Manage a diverse range of projects which may include stakeholder consultations to clearly define issues and scope of projects. Work will involve building robust evidence base to underpin work. Activities may include surveys, summits, publications and community engagements.
  • Enhance inter-departmental team working across the organisation, building interdisciplinary project teams, improving efficiencies and boosting our ability to be evidence based.

The person

The successful applicants will have a:

  • Track record in leading technical implementation of technologies and tools for data management, analytics, machine learning and visualisations.
  • Experience of implementing complex projects that involve defining scope, gathering and analysing evidence, as well as managing senior stakeholders and decision makers.
  • Skill in managing multi-disciplinary and virtual teams.
  • Knowledge of working at the interface of policy, academia and industry.


Alongside your CV, please ensure you include a cover letter stating how you meet the role specification.

Future of work

The IOP is an equal opportunities employer, and our people are at the heart of our approach to delivery. Following the impact of Covid-19, we have developed a new, innovative, and exciting trust-based model of flexible working. This empowers our staff to choose both individually and as a team how, when and where they work to deliver the goals of the organisation, acknowledging that there will be occasions where in-person meetings, collaborations and events will help generate greater impact. The Future of Work initiative is based on the principles of collaboration, trust, flexibility, and agility. You will be allocated a ‘base’ office which can also be a chosen place of work.

Why work with us?

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland, we seek to raise public awareness and understanding of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

We have an ambitious corporate strategy, and you’ll play a part in helping us to deliver it. There’s never been a more exciting time to join the IOP!

As well as a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance, and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.

The Institute of Physics is an open and inclusive organisation that welcomes and celebrates diversity.

The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer. We request no contact from agencies or media sales.


Employment Type: Full time
Employment Basis: Fixed Term
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 28 June 2022 Interviews to be held: 6 July 2022 Via Teams

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