Director of Research Services

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
09 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Research Services
Coventry University Group
Competitive Package
Coventry University has seen huge global successes in recent years: Times Higher Education University of the Year 2015, The Good University Guides' Modern University of the Year 2016, and now the 12th best University in The Guardian University Guide 2018. We have also achieved the top accolade in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). We are investing on a number of fronts, from research excellence, through to a new teaching and learning strategy, and a substantial campus building plan.  All of this is to enable us to continue our rise through the league tables and cement our place as a leading global university.

This post is key to support the University Research Strategy and the research community within our research centres. The post holder will need to develop a pro-active and innovative approach to support research funding, development and outcomes in line with our Corporate Plan and research KPIs. This Unit should identify new sources of funding (at local, regional and international levels) and inform and support accordingly the researchers, develop robust financial and delivery processes and ensure research projects are run to the highest standards. The Director will lead four professional teams (Research Funding Unit, Research Development Unit, Research Finance and Compliance and Research Management and Administration Unit) and will liaise with different research stakeholders such as other Professional Services involved with research activities, the Brussels Office and funding agencies.

For further information, or to apply for this post, please visit our website at or contact Professor Olivier Sparagano, APVC Research (

Closing date : April 20th

Interview date : May 4th 2018

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