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Could you be our strategy and operations specialist?

Kevin Ashley | 12 October 2022

The DCC is looking for a Strategy and Operations Specialist to join our team later this year following the departure of the current postholder, Alex Delipalta.  You will work on and manage a range of projects in our portfolio, oversee the Directorate's events and conferences programme, and play a key role in shaping and informing the strategic direction of the department. 

This role offers an excellent opportunity to apply and develop your skills in financial management and planning, programme management and strategy development in an international, collaborative context, working with a renowned centre of expertise in Digital Curation, Research Data Management and Open Research. The post holder will work with the DCC Director at Edinburgh and Associate Director at Glasgow to inform and shape the strategic direction of the department as part of the DCC senior management team. 

The post-holder will also work closely with DCC area leads to coordinate and manage the business aspects of the department’s portfolio of EC-funded projects, consultancy, training and online services. This role offers an excellent opportunity to develop international networks through the DCC’s collaborations with top-tier research institutions worldwide, and through the post's leading role in the coordination of the Directorate's events and conferences. 

The full job description, application form, and other details are available from our application page. The closing date for applications is 31st October at 17:00 UK time. I would welcome informal discussions with anyone interested in this role; do get in touch with me at