Resource Manager

Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire

Responsible to: Head of Project Delivery

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent, 3 month probation and 1 month notice

Holiday: 28 days per annum, plus statutory holidays.

Equal Opportunities: The Satellite Application Catapult strives to be an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this process will be expected.

About Us

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent technology and innovation company whose purpose is to promote, develop and facilitate the commercialisation and advancement of the satellite applications industry. The company is a not for profit Research Organisation, with a commercial trading subsidiary. The organisation embraces an open and innovative culture, encouraging an ethos of knowledge exchange and sector engagement, and has quickly become a world class centre of facilities and expertise.

We’re one of 11 Catapults established and overseen by Innovate UK. They are places where the best of the UK’s innovative businesses and researchers work together to bring new products and services more quickly to commercialisation. Focusing on areas with great market potential, Catapults will open up global opportunities for the UK and generate economic growth for the future.

Our Mission

To innovate for a better world, empowered by satellites

Our Vision

To be a world-leading technology and innovation company, helping businesses of all sizes to realise the potential from space. By embracing a pioneering, agile, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, we create valued partnerships to deliver game-changing results.

Our Culture

The Catapult fosters an open and collaborative culture that stimulates and develops staff and encourages collaboration and innovation. Our employee value proposition is strong. We have worked hard to create an environment which is dynamic, exciting, challenging, rewarding, flexible and, most importantly, fun. More about the Catapult Culture

The Role

The successful individual will work for the Head of Project Delivery and be a part of the project delivery team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Resourcing of Catapult staff and contractors to work on projects
  • Working closely with Project, Bid Managers, HR and the wider Catapult to ensure resourcing needs are forecasted and resourcing levels are managed for the delivery teams
  • Assist project managers to ensure resources are available and the impact of project changes are understood
  • Modelling future demand and ensuring future opportunities are captured in the project pipeline
  • Working with Domain managers and HR to identify skill needs and recruitment or contracting requirements
  • Develop and maintain the Catapult skills matrix in conjunction with HR
  • Communication of resourcing plans, forecasts, utilisation and availability
  • Review of bids for resourcing needs

About You

Required Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrable and significant resource management experience
  • Comfortable and confident working with different stakeholders to find solutions to resourcing issues
  • Organised with an attention to detail
  • Friendly, calm and positive outlook
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Project (or equivalent)
  • Numerate
  • Enjoy solving problems and developing solutions
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to relocate or commute to Harwell

Desired experience

  • Planview experience desirable but not required. Training can be provided
  • Experience of working within a project environment with exposure to IT/system/software development projects an advantage

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and organised resource manager.


If you are up for the challenge and thrive in a fast-paced and creative environment, send your CV along with a covering letter to Applications close on 1 October 2016.

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