New Job Posting! Manager, Institute for Design Informatics

An exciting opportunity to work with us here at DI

Grade: UE08 Salary Range: £42,149 – £50,296 per annum

Edinburgh College of Art / School of Informatics     

Fixed term 24 months

Full time (35 hours per week)


Edinburgh College of Art and the School of Informatics are currently recruiting for the position of Manager within the Institute of Design and Informatics.  This is initially a 2 year fixed term position.  The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering a crucial role in managing the strategic planning and delivery of all administrative and other non-academic services for and on behalf of the Institute Directors.  Primarily focused on management, specialist advice and operational coordination, this role will also support proposal writing and business development opportunities, and direct evaluation and reporting activities.

The post holder will be line managed by Edinburgh College of Arts with a dotted reporting line to School of Informatics.


Your skills and attributes for success

  • Degree in relevant subject or equivalent formal training, plus significant hands-on experience in a similar or related role(s) or significant vocational experience, demonstrating development through involvement in progressively more demanding relevant work/roles.
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills both in writing and in person, in a multifunctional role including managing relationships with external stakeholders and the ability to write correspondence and documents to the appropriate standard
  • Demonstrable financial management experience.
  • Experience of line management and team leadership
  • Highly developed IT skills and experience, and ability to quickly learn and use new packages.


Click here for a copy of the full job description and selection criteria.


The Institute for Design Informatics (the Institute) was instantiated in 2012 following grant funding from the Scottish Funding Council that recognised the opportunity for a joint research initiative between the Schools of Design (Edinburgh College of Art, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) and Informatics (College of Science and Engineering). The grant anticipated the growth of research funding on issues of data and design, and enabled the development of Masters teaching programmes and public / industrial outreach. Now just about to enter its tenth year the Institute successfully draws upon Edinburgh’s unique combination of strengths in Informatics and Design, to inspire, equip and nurture a new generation of researchers, practitioners and entrepreneurs at the intersection of data, design and emerging technologies.


Edinburgh College of Art is committed to equal and fair treatment of all its employees and in recognition of the positive promotion of diversity and gender equality among staff and students, Athena SWAN granted the Edinburgh College of Art a Bronze Award in 2017.


As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.


If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.


The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team

Informatics is the study of how natural and artificial systems store, process and communicate information. Research in Informatics promises to take information technology to a new level, and to place information at the heart of 21st century science, technology and society.  The School enjoys collaborations across many disciplines in the University, spanning all three College, and also participates as a strategic partner in the Alan Turing Institute and, with Heriot-Watt University, in the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics.
The School provides a fertile environment for a wide range of studies focused on understanding computation in both artificial and natural systems. It attracts students around the world to study in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and currently has approximately 1000 undergraduate students, 320 MSc students and 350 PhD students. Informatics is one of seven schools in the College of Science and Engineering, at the University of Edinburgh. It is recognised for the employability of its graduates (demand exceeds supply), its contributions to entrepreneurship, and the excellence of its research. Since the first Research Assessment Exercise in 1986, Informatics at Edinburgh has consistently been assessed to have more internationally excellent and world-class research than any other submission in Computer Science and Informatics. The latest REF 2014 results have again confirmed that ours is the largest concentration of internationally excellent research in the UK. This contributes to our ranking in the top 15 CS departments world-wide according to the latest Times Higher Education ranking.
We aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working and recognise and value diversity across all our staff and students. The School has an active programme offering support and professional development for all staff; providing mentoring, training, and networking opportunities.
The School of Informatics holds a Silver Athena SWAN award, in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education and research.