Faculty Research Manager

Leeds, United Kingdom
£41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Nov 12, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 24, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you excited about developing an outstanding service to academics to grow and manage their research grants portfolio? Are you a strategic thinker, confident, credible and adaptable with extensive pre and post award research management experience? Do you want to lead a Faculty Research Office and contribute to the delivery of both the Faculty and University research strategies?

As a highly motivated, proactive individual, you will be responsible for leading the Faculty Research Office (FRO) to provide high quality research support, working closely with Faculty leadership and individual academic staff. You will be part of the Research Operations Service, but will be deployed to the Faculty of Biological Sciences and will report to the Faculty Head of Finance. You will also work closely with the central Research Operations Team and Research & Innovation Service. As Faculty Research Manager, you will lead the FRO team in supporting the financial development of research applications currently worth around £18m a year, and in providing a full post-award financial management service for all live grants.

You will need to show that you have the skills and experience to lead the FRO team through a period of change, combined with substantial experience of financial administration. You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills, and a positive attitude to change. 

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was reawarded a Bronze award in 2017.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Mrs Sally Hall, Faculty Head of Finance

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 3048, Email:


Ms. Tamsin Holt, Head of Research Operations & Reporting

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 1944, Email:

Location:      Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:      Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:      Biological Sciences Faculty Offices
Category:      Professional & Managerial
Grade:      Grade 8
Salary:      £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type:      Full Time
Contract Type:      Ongoing
Closing Date:      Sunday 24 November 2019
Downloads: Candidate Brief

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