External Projects Officer

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£34,308 - £40,931 per annum
20 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

We have a new opportunity to join our Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) team. We are recruiting for an experienced External Projects Officer to contribute to the delivery of the University’s Research and Innovation Strategy and Corporate Plan.

With over 19,500 students and 1,500 staff, Edinburgh Napier University is a leading, modern university with a reputation and impact that stretches far beyond our shores. We are an inclusive University with strong links to industry and are clear that it is our 'applied' focus that sets us apart. Our strategy is set around four key pillars of growing our academic reputation; delivering an excellent personalised student experience; internationalising our work; and build innovation, enterprise and citizenship.

The Role

Reporting to the External Projects Manager, you will ensure accurate recording of bid submissions, supporting evidence and award details in Worktribe to evidence regulatory compliance and correct reporting. Monitoring and reporting spend against budget ensuring accounting system is properly maintained with project transactions and performance is reported to stakeholders in a timely and accurate manner.

You will ensure that all financial claims and statements are prepared and submitted to the relevant funding bodies in accordance with their terms. The role holder will be the main point of contact for all EU and Research related audits and provide supporting evidence to meet all audit requirements.

You will support the development of commercial and enterprise funding opportunities, including creation of consultancy and CPD agreements, supporting administration of CPD and Short Courses, financial due diligence, and costing and pricing of projects using University approved tools.

Who We Are Looking For

As part of the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Team, you will also be responsible for ensuring all financial claims and statements are prepared and submitted to the relevant funding bodies in accordance with their terms. You will provide support to the RIE business relationship team with the pre award development of commercial funding opportunities, including creation of consultancy and CPD contracts, financial due diligence, costing and pricing using Worktribe, and all other relevant University policies.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • An undergraduate degree or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through experience in a similar role.
  • Previous research or commercial administration including project finance costing.
  • Populating and interrogating research information management databases.
  • Financial systems and preparing budgetary and other financial reports.

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits We Offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 36 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts

Salary: Grade 5, £34,308 - £40,931 per annum

Additional Information

Closing date: 9 April 2023

Interviews are expected to be held: 20 April 2023

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment. We are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role.

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.

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