Research Grants Facilitator
School/Department Research & Innovation
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £33,309 to £37,127 per annum, with potential progression up to £46,409 per annum
Apply by 01/08/2021
About the Research and Innovation Office
The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) supports researchers in working together to achieve excellence and impact in delivering the University’s vision for research and innovation, and reports to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation.
RIO facilitates high-quality academic research through leading the development of research strategy and policy, ensuring compliance with research governance requirements, supporting researchers to access funding and form new collaborations, engaging with the development of research information systems and advising on the contracting process. It also oversees key strategic research partnerships with both public and private sector corporate clients to maximise their effectiveness and works with a range of stakeholders to identify and bring to fruition new research opportunities.
The Research Excellence team comprises the University’s professional research support function, supports relationships with public sector funding agencies and regional research relationships, manages the University’s knowledge exchange support function and ensures the co-ordination of Cranfield’s REF 2020 submission.
About the Role
The Research Grants Facilitator will work within the research support team and report to the Research Delivery Manager. They will be a port of call for public funding opportunities for the organisation and academic community, with a focus on delivering pre-award support for external grant funding applications across the whole development pathway for all forms of research funding. The Research Grants Facilitator will also represent the University when dealing with external funding bodies and professional organisations.
We are looking for an experienced bid developer who understands the current research funding environment within the Higher Education sector. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, and have previous experience of working in a role which required the ability to build relationships at all levels, working systematically and with good attention to detail. It is essential that you have excellent oral and written communication skills including writing, editing and presentation skills and the ability to convey complex information clearly to a range of audiences.
In return, the successful applicant will join an award-winning supportive team and environment and have exciting opportunities for career development.
Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here. We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.
We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and whether a position can be carried out at any of our locations. We commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.
How to apply
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Deryn Evans, Research Development Manager on (E); Deryn.S.Evans@cranfield.ac.uk
Interviews to be held: 10 August 2021