Project Officer (International)


09/10/2022, 23:55

Salford - Frederick Road Campus
School of Health & Society
Full Time Fixed Term
November 2023

£25,642 - £28,762

A bit about the School of Health & Society…

Our School of Health & Society is one of the largest providers of nursing, midwifery and allied health professional education programmes in the UK, known for our track record of collaborating with a wide range of industry partners across health and social care to produce highly skilled graduates with real work experience. We are at an interesting time in the Higher Education sector, there is significant change in terms of oversight, student expectations and changing demographics and we are trying to do things differently so that we stay ahead of these changes. Our connection to industry is stronger than ever, particularly in terms of our real-world research, and we're proud to have more partnerships with SMEs than any other Greater Manchester University.

The Knowledge, Health and Place Research Group has been conducting high-impact action research into Global Health and International Development since 2014. Working in partnership with the charity ‘Knowledge for Change’, it has implemented several global health research and international development projects in low- and middle income countries (primarily Uganda) in areas such as improving the ethics and outcomes of professional volunteering and student elective placements; implementing sustainable interventions in areas such as cervical screening, antimicrobial resistance, rehabilitation, respectful maternity care, infection prevention and control, safer surgery and management of medical equipment; and making sustainable improvements to health and education systems more generally in both the UK and partner LMICs.

So what will the role involve?

This is an exciting opportunity to work on an interesting and high-impact portfolio of global health research and international development projects, in collaboration with the UK registered charity ‘Knowledge for Change’. Reporting to the Research Group lead and Project Manager, you will support the management and administration of all existing and new projects within the Knowledge, Health and Place Research Group.

In the first instance, this role will focus primarily on supporting the management and administration of 3 key programmes which focus on professional volunteering, ethical student placements and improving rehabilitation services for amputees. This will include supporting: arrangement of travel and placement logistics; recruitment of volunteers and students; creation of marketing and promotional materials; improving web and social media presence; writing of project and financial reports and liaising with key stakeholders.

Longer-term, this role will include supporting external grant applications, publication of research findings and horizon scanning for new areas for project implementation.

This role will involve international travel to various countries, and candidates must be willing and able to commit to undertaking periods of international travel of at least 2 weeks at a time. Dates and durations of travel will be negotiated with the Project Manager, inline with requirements and priorities at the time.

The contract is 1.0FTE, fixed term for 12 months in the first instance, with the probability of extension subject to successful application for external grant funding.

What’s in it for you?

With over 200 languages spoken across Greater Manchester, we want to create an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in our everyday conversations. Our student population is already incredibly diverse, and we want to ensure this is reflected across our colleague profile as well.

To help you, we have wide ranging colleague support networks, promoting awareness events throughout the year and giving you the opportunity to share your experiences with others. Our extensive faith centre facilities reflect our continuing commitment to support the student and colleague experience and the beliefs and values you bring to our community.

There is a varied benefits package available through ‘MySalford’ where you can tailor your benefits to suit your own lifestyle – everything from additional annual leave, savings on High Street shopping, travel discounts as well as health and wellbeing support. To maintain work/life balance (and to help you through this pandemic!) you can connect to work from wherever you are, whether it’s our Frederick Road Campus, MediaCityUK or your couch at home, the tools are there for you to do your best work from your chosen location.

However you identify, whatever your pathway has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong - watch us in action here!

What to do next?

If you are interested in this position, you are very welcome to contact Dr James Ackers-Johnson (Project Manager) at for an informal discussion.

This opportunity is closed to applications.