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Costings Officer

Surrey, United Kingdom
£30,487 to £34,980 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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FHMS Research & Innovation Office

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £30,487 to £34,980 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 28 May 2024
Interview Date:  Thursday 06 June 2024
Reference:  020324

Are you someone who is organised, and enjoys research support, working within a motivated team, and variety in the scope of your role? We have a great opportunity to join our Research Office in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS), based on our Manor Park Campus. The Faculty delivers teaching and research to undergraduate and postgraduate students training to be the Bioscientists, Psychologist, Nurses, Paramedics, Midwives and Veterinary Surgeons of the future.

The Faculty is an inspirational and fascinating environment to work in and home to state-of-the-art facilities. Our facilities and those of the wider University present a wonderful backdrop for the right person to contribute to wider society and develop their skills and career.

The role

We are actively seeking a dynamic individual to join the FHMS Faculty Research and Innovation Office (FRIO) in the role of Costings Officer. This is a key role facilitating the effective administration of externally funded research projects from research costing development of applications through to successful awards and the set-up of new research projects. The role will include advising colleagues on funder terms and conditions, the costing approach to be undertaken for various funders, and ensuring the timely submission of all applications.

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with other professional service team members to deliver essential support services to the Faculty's research community. Utilising collaborative methods and proactive service delivery, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring timely bid preparation and submission in line with internal and external deadlines.

This exciting opportunity will suit a professional, enthusiastic, and well-motivated individual keen to develop their experience within the project budgeting, costing, and pricing areas of research support.

About you

We are seeking a proactive, enthusiastic, and dependable individual who can thrive both as part of a team and independently. This role requires strong interpersonal and organisational skills, showcasing adaptability and flexibility in managing evolving workloads and priorities. You should possess good IT skills, including MS Office, and must be willing to learn the different University IT systems.

Exposure to research or academic environments is advantageous but not a prerequisite. The successful candidate will be able to multitask and manage a varied workload, ranging from delivering advisory activities to researchers to triaging inbound queries to the Faculty Research Innovation Office. You will be capable of working autonomously and will possess a keen eye of detail.

What we can offer

In addition to a competitive salary, you will receive a yearly incremental pay rise, generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days holiday plus 7 university closure days and 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time roles), a generous pension, access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes, and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

Further Information

To apply for this role please upload your CV. You will also be asked to address some brief questions to help us understand your suitability for the position.

For further inquiries or to discuss the role in more detail, please reach out to Adam Trish, FHMS Faculty Research and Innovation Manager, via  or Laura Theurich, Research Bid Development Manager

Interviews will be held on campus 6 June. The format of the interview will be a 45 minute competency based interview followed by a 20 minute numeracy skills test.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities

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