Programme Manager in Artificial Intelligence (AI) (Maternity Cover)
The Alan Turing Institute
United Kingdom

Location: London
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd September 2019
Closes: 22nd September 2019



The Alan Turing Institute is the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute is named in honour of the scientist Alan Turing and its mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.

The Opportunity

The Programme Manager (PM) will be working in a team of academic research and business staff within a unique scientific institution. The post holder will oversee, plan, organise and communicate the start-up and ongoing activities and functions of the Institute's AI programme, which are funded either directly by the Institute or, increasingly, with institute Partners and other sponsors. The PM will coordinate and support multi-disciplinary teams of researchers, from across its university and other partners, with teams of varying sizes depending on the research programme.

He/she will coordinate the interaction between all programme stakeholders and sponsors, national and international partners that comprise the Institute's university partners and external research partners where appropriate. The successful candidate will ideally have experience in a similar role and will be expected to spend a significant part of their time meeting with industry sponsors/partners, other data science user organisations, and engage with relevant industry networks and other collaborative research sponsors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee the delivery of major AI research, training and knowledge exchange programme initiatives, ensuring they are managed to business requirements, specification, time and budget;
Provide day-to-day high-level support to the Programme Director and co-director(s) assisting in the implementation of robust programme management processes and protocols, in line with best practice;
Perform strategic project resources planning and financial analysis, including assisting in preparation of budgets, to include staffing and operational needs;
Direct and/or deliver communication of programme information and status to all relevant parties, providing early warning and escalation of key issues to the relevant Programme Director, co-director(s) and associated Institute senior management;
Work with Institute Partners, sponsors and researchers to ensure programme portfolio is visibly relevant and integrated into current Turing strategies and policies;

Degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline, or equivalent level of professional qualifications and/or experience;
Exceptional project management and organisational skills combined with a strong attention to detail;
Good analytical skills demonstrated by a structured and methodical approach;
Diplomatic, able to negotiate and apply judgement in complex areas;
Additional Information

This is a full time, fixed term post (12 months Maternity Cover) to be held at the Institute's site at the British Library, Euston Rd, London.

Full Job Description in apply link

What We Offer

The Institute is based at the British Library in central London, close to major rail stations St Pancras International and Kings Cross. The vibrant area is host to restaurants, shops, and dozens of research organisations making up the Knowledge Quarter.

The Turing office is designed to promote collaboration and creative thinking, with varied working areas, including casual seating and writable surfaces.

We offer many Employee benefits, with Enhanced Benefits for Researchers.

How to Apply

Please click the apply button where you will be directed to our Applicant portal to apply. If you have questions about the role or would like to apply using a different format, please contact us on 0203 862 3394 or email

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