Head of Research Pre-Award

Guildford, Surrey (GB)
£49,149 to £58,655 Per Annum
10 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

As part of the University of Surrey’s ambitious research targets, and following a reorganisation of the Vice-Provost, Research & Innovation portfolio, Research & Innovation Services (RIS) is looking to appoint a key leadership role within the Directorate. Do you have the ambition, drive and vision to help us achieve great things at the University?

Head of Research Pre-Award - £49,149 to £58,655

Research Pre-Award provides research bid support to academic colleagues, often alongside the bid writing team and other professional support services as required. The ambition for the Research & Innovation Services Directorate is that we will develop a ‘one-stop-shop’ service to our academic colleagues, providing a seamless handover between teams. This change in delivery of service will require vision, strong leadership, change management experience and excellent communication skills.

The Head of Research Pre-Award is a new post and we seek a leader who has significant previous experience of research support services in a senior role and has developed and led on key organisational change. Ideally you will have a degree and post graduate qualification in a relevant subject, demonstrating continuous professional development.

Further details about the post can be found here:

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the UK, having been awarded the Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. We are ranked 10th in The Times Higher Education Table of Tables for UK universities in 2017, and we are the recipient of four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, our most recent in 2017 for Food and Nutrition for Health.

In addition to a competitive salary you will receive 32 days annual leave/closure days and a great benefits package including pension and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park. Appointment within the salary ranges shown above are dependent upon demonstrable experience and skills.

Closing date for bthe role is midnight Monday 27thAugust 2018. Interviews will be held in early September. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sue Angulatta, Director Research & Innovation Services on 01483 682687 or email

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