Research Grant Coordinator/Research Grants Facilitator

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£24,739 to £37,127 per annum, with potential progression up to £46,409 per annum 
02 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period June 2021 – June 2022 (Maternity Cover)
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £24,739 to £37,127 per annum, with potential progression up to £46,409 per annum 
Apply by 27/03/2021

Role Description

Cranfield University’s Research and Innovation Office welcomes applications from individuals experienced in research grant facilitation and grant support.

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.  Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

About Research and Innovation

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. The Research Grant Coordinator / 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 Grant Coordinator / Facilitator will also represent the University when dealing with external funding bodies and professional organisations.

About the Role

We are looking for a bid developer who understands the current research funding environment within the Higher Education sector. The starting salary will be commensurate with and based on the extent of relevant skills, experience and knowledge of the applicant, as is detailed in section 5 of the respective Job Descriptions. Applicants should state clearly which level role they are applying for.

Our Values

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.

Flexible Working

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.

For an informal discussion, please contact Deryn Evans, on (E); 

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