Partnership Manager

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Didcot, UK
£39748.0 - £44166 per annum
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

Job Details

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Partnership Manager
Salary: £39,748 - £44,166
Band: E
Hours: Full time / Part time (minimum 30 hours pw)
Benefits: 30 days holiday + 8 bank holidays + 2.5 privilege days + exceptional defined average salary pension + excellent work life balance
Contract Type: Open Ended.
Location: STFC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0QX
Closing date for applications is 10th April 2023
Interviews will be held 26th April 2023

Come and do the kind of computing that got you into technology in the first place. Work with cutting-edge tech and world-leading scientists and engineers. And harness the power of some of the country's most advanced facilities to tackle work that improves daily life in the UK and far beyond.

The Scientific Computing Department (SCD) is the UK's premier provider of world class computing solutions to support world class scientific research within STFC, the UK and internationally.

We are currently recruiting a Partnership Manager to work within the Data Division of SCD and in particular to work with the DAFNI Facility. This role will support the development of the community for DAFNI, develop and engage in outreach events, explore and develop Partnerships and look for opportunities to promote DAFNI to the wider community.

The aim of DAFNI is to provide new data intensive hardware and software platform to accelerate significant new advances in infrastructure system modelling, simulation and visualisation research. DAFNI is the first of its kind in the UK and globally dedicated to complex infrastructure systems research using advanced computational techniques for the research community. The community is multidisciplinary by nature, comprising of disciplinary specialists from geography, civil engineering, scientific computing and environment science and engineering. The DAFNI consortium is led by University of Oxford and comprises of 12 founding members, including STFC.

About the Role:

  • Work with SCD's Business Development Manager and DAFNI project leadership to design, implement and manage a partnership programme;
  • Manage contacts with current and new stakeholders in academia, government, and industry;
  • Deliver externally facing meetings, workshops, and conferences;
  • Organise and coordinate the engagement deliverables of the DAFNI programme and with partners;
  • Develop communication materials and channels to implement communication strategies, coordinating the work of our project team and third-party service providers to produce communication material.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Excellent organisational and management skills;
  • Good facilitation and networking skills;
  • Ability to work confidently with specialists, academics and industrialists;
  • Self-motivation and drive;
  • Excellent communication skills, including report compilation, writing and web communication.

Employee Benefits:

We are offering a permanent position with a whole host of benefits including:

  • 30 days holiday (in addition to 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days);
  • Flexible working hours;
  • An excellent defined average salary pension scheme;
  • Employee shopping/travel discounts;
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities.

We are committed to sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are invested in creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive of all, to help us achieve the highest possible standards in our work and organisation together. In this regard, we encourage applications from under-represented groups.

As one of Europe's largest research organisations, this is a place where there's always something new to learn -about the world around us, about your career, but most of all, about yourself. Join us and discover what's possible.


STFC imageAt the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), research is driven by practical applications and a curiosity to create a world-leading hub of scientific and engineering excellence. Our science and facilities enable researchers to answer fundamental questions about the nature of the universe. Success typically requires long-term strategic investment, international collaboration on a global scale and the capability to push the limits of technology and engineering. To remain internationally competitive in our areas of science and to keep our facilities at the leading edge, we have to develop bespoke technology that cannot be reliably sourced on the open market, for example in detectors and instrumentation, accelerators, specialist engineering, optics and e-infrastructure. These technologies are often also applied to address broader societal and industrial challenges and we actively promote their translation and commercialization.

Why work for us
When you join STFC, you become a key part of one of Europe’s largest research organizations. We are trusted to support, enable, and undertake cutting-edge projects in an amazing diversity of fields that you could be a part of. With access to our world-class facilities, people like you are helping us to drive ground-breaking advances in science, engineering, computing and technology.

  • The Particle Physics Department (PPD) is one of the largest particle physics groups in the UK. We design, construct and operate some of the most sensitive scientific instruments in the world, collaborating with partners in academia, industry and international laboratories such as CERN. We currently work with the ATLAS, CMS, LHCb, DUNE, Hyper-K, T2K, MICE, Lux-Zeplin, DEAP-3600, CERN RD50, Electron Ion Collider and AION collaborations.
  • The National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) is a £93m UKRI investment over five years based at the Harwell Campus. This is a strategic element within the overall £1bn, 10-year investment into quantum technologies made by the UK since 2014.

Our benefits

  • 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 public and privilege days.
  • Flexible or hybrid working may be available dependent on role.
  • Defined benefit pension scheme (employer contribution – currently up to 26%).
  • Sport and social groups across campus with access to an on-site gym.

For more information on all of our employee benefits, visit

Who we are looking for
The UK has a world-class research and innovation system. Our expertise spans all fields of knowledge, from the discovery of penicillin and monoclonal antibodies, to the jet engine and the World Wide Web. Therefore it is vital for us to have the best people at all levels throughout UKRI. We want to continue to attract a mix of talented professionals, scientists and engineers.


Number of employees
STFC has 2594 staff members across the UK and UKRI has approx. 8000

Main areas of research
Our work encompasses everything from the physical, biological and social
sciences, to innovation, engineering, medicine, the environment, as well as arts and the humanities

Positions recently recruited for
Electronic engineers, data scientists, research associates CMS/DUNE, research associate on electron ion collider (EiC), ion trap physicists

Desired degree disciplines/class
A STEM degree

How to apply
Apply online at 

Closing date
All year round

Quantum physics and computing vacancies: E-mail
Particle physics vacancies: E-mail

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Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
OX11 0QX
United Kingdom

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