Job description


Senior Research Assistant (4083)


The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a unique environment where Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences sit alongside the Manchester School of Art and the Manchester Fashion Institute. Student experience is at the heart of everything we do. We're proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities, including digital and technical workshops, studios and gallery spaces designed to enhance learning and collaboration.

The Executive Arts Leadership MA/MFA team at the Department of Art and Performance, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, is seeking a proactive person with exceptional skills in clear, effective writing, as well as project managerial skills. You have meticulous attention to detail and excel in problem-solving within rapidly-changing contexts. This work will take place in remotely (online), and/or central Manchester following Covid-19 guidelines. The contracted hours can be distributed as required to fit the tasks, given project, caring duties and so on.

A key part of this role will be in the securing of external research income. You will identify and support in the strategising, writing, management and administration of funding applications for UK, European and international research councils and other funding bodies. See details below. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a leading UK art school established in 1838. The Senior Lecturer you will work with is neurodivergent. They will draw on their extensive experience in teaching and creative research to help you build skills, knowledge, and autonomy as a researcher. There will be opportunities to teach, and you may be able to develop your own research.

The post holder will be dynamic, independent and motivated person who can prioritise and complete competing tasks with minimal guidance. A calm and agile problem-solver with an exceptional eye for detail, you will identify issues, suggest improvements, and challenge when necessary. You must be experienced in working with diverse stakeholders. Tasks will centre around academic and professional writing, effective management and organisation, and processes involving reading, writing, detail and numeration. For more about neurodiversity in the workplace, please see  


To apply, please fill up the application form online. Please also attach a cover letter and CV with relevant links (max 5 pages total, Arial font size 11, compiled as a single PDF). These will clarify how you meet the criteria of this post as listed in the advertisement and Job Description, If there are access requirements for the application or interview processes, or short questions (in bullet points) regarding the post, please email 

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you. 

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Note that non-UK citizens are welcome to apply. Once a candidate is successful, we will look at your visa situation, and if it is appropriate for the role, sponsorship may be an option.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Arts and Humanities
  • Salary:
    Grade 6 (£27,116 to £30,497)
  • Closing Date:
    3 November 2021
  • Contract Type:
    fixed term
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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