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Strategic Funding Manager

Docklands, United Kingdom
£70,913 per annum, pro rata, inclusive of London Weighting
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

Docklands Campus

Starting from £70,913 per annum, pro rata, inclusive of London Weighting

Post Type
Part Time

Hours per Week

Post Type
Fixed Term

Contract Length
24 months

Closing Date
Wednesday 26 June 2024

Interview Date
Wednesday 03 July 2024


University of East London

Founded in 1898, we at the University of East London (UEL) are proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

But we can't achieve this goal alone. We need forward-thinking, innovative, and curious individuals like you to join our community and help us craft our future. As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people who share your passion for creating positive change. We’re an inclusive and welcoming community that is constantly moving forward, never satisfied with the status quo.

About Us

Since its launch in 2001, UEL’s Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) has been a centre of excellence for solutions-based sustainability research. SRI research and development focuses on innovative eco-efficient technologies and processes, driving changes in physical infrastructure that benefit the environment and promote a carbon-neutral society. Over the last ten years, the SRI has successfully delivered a wide range of publicly funded research projects, undertaken numerous consultancy contracts and contract research initiatives, and built an excellent international reputation by applying its ground-breaking research and development with real-world stakeholders.

About the Job

The Strategic Funding Manager will need to work effectively across the SRI research teams, with external partners/collaborators (including from industry and local authorities), and with research funders. The role will include providing mentoring and training to staff where needed. The Strategic Funding Manager will oversee the overall sustainability research, and action research, funding bid development pipeline.  

About You 

We’re looking for Strategic Funding Manager with:

  • Excellent Communication Skills: Able to articulate complex ideas clearly and persuasively to a range of stakeholders.
  • Superior Time Management: Capable of juggling multiple tasks and deadlines with precision and effectiveness.
  • Attention to Detail: A keen eye for detail in preparing and reviewing funding applications.
  • Proven Success in Funding Development: A history of successful research funding bids, particularly in the sustainability domain.
  • Commercial Insight: Awareness of market trends, commercial implications, and associated risks in funding.

Benefits Package

Here are UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.

We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes:

  • 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us).
  • 30 days holiday, (3 additional days over Christmas) plus bank holidays.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • A discretionary and non-contractual shared success bonus scheme with a value of up to £5,000 in the 23/24 academic year.
  • Subsidised gym membership.
  • 3 times base salary life assurance.
  • A cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on; Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

So, if you’d like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and committed to success, we want you to apply today!

Further Details
Job Description & Person Specification

To contact the recruitment team please phone +44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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