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Senior Funding Development Officer (Pre-Award) - NRI

Medway, United Kingdom
£44,263 to £54,395 per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

Greenwich Research & Innovation

Location: Medway Campus
Salary: £44,263 to £54,395 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Friday 14 June 2024
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 4456-E

Greenwich Research and Innovation (GRI) is the University’s central unit providing high quality support to the academic community to assist in the delivery of the ambitious Research and Knowledge Exchange (R&KE) sub-strategy within the University’s Strategy 2030.  GRI is structured to support all aspects of the project cycle from identifying relevant funding opportunities right through to maximising the impact from the University’s activities.

The Funding Development Team form a critical pre-award function in liaising with and serving faculties, identifying opportunities (including use of funding opportunity systems tailored to match academic aspirations), sharing information, and providing advice on funding sources including focussed advice/support on EU opportunities. The team will actively support bid preparation activities and take the lead on aspects of the proposals e.g., budgeting, justification for resources, data management plans etc.

The Senior Funding Development Manager is key role assigned to work with one specific faculty (five in total – four faculties and NRI, with NRI being regarded as a faculty here given its strategic importance to R&KE).  The role will take responsibility, for one strategically important business area, in this case the Natural Resources Institute, in developing, leading, and managing innovative routes to engagement with a range of public, private and community stakeholders/clients in identifying and securing a diverse portfolio of project funding.  

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Andy Frost ( or James Rannard-Lambert (

Should you have any recruitment related queries please contact the People Directorate Operations Team on 

Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits - what we offer | Jobs and careers | University of Greenwich and information on the university’s working principles: Working Principles and Guidelines | Documents | University of Greenwich

To apply, please visit the University of Greenwich vacancies page and complete all details, including submission of a two-page supporting statement outlining your motivation for the post and a copy of your current CV. Current Vacancies - Jobs at Greenwich

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

We are committed to building a strong, diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We particularly encourage applications from [protected characteristic(s)], who are currently under-represented within the University of Greenwich at these levels/within these areas.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion.

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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