Programmes Co-ordinator

AHRC - Arts and Humanities Research Council

Hours: Full Time (Part-Time (minimum 0.6) or Job Share applications will be considered)

Arts and Humanities Research Council, Swindon

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) supports world-class research that furthers our understanding of human culture and creativity. It supports research and postgraduate training in a wide range of subject areas, from ancient history and heritage science to modern dance and digital content. Research into these areas helps us to interpret our experiences, probe our identities, interrogate our cultural assumptions and understand our historical, social, economic and political context. It adds to the economic success of the UK, through its contributions to the knowledge economy and innovation agenda. The research we fund can lead to improvements in social and intellectual capital, community identity, learning skills, technological evolution and the quality of life of the nation.

About the Role

You will be responsible for the operational management and administration of grant applications, including selecting specialist peer reviewers and panellists and managing applications and awards throughout their lifecycle. There will also be opportunities for you to work directly with the arts and humanities academic community and contribute to the organisation’s strategic priorities, through engagement with our portfolio of funded projects and attending relevant events. You will assist senior colleagues in the provision of data and analysis, web content and other materials for events, publications or meetings. You will be contributing toward, organising, administering and attending external events and other key strategic activities as required.

About you

You are educated to a minimum of degree level, or offer equivalent experience from a related research administration or funding sector and have an enthusiasm for the importance of Arts and Humanities research. You have excellent organisational skills, with good administration experience and the ability to work flexibly and multi-task with good attention to detail. You have sound numeric skills and are able to handle and analyse data. You have excellent writing skills and are able to draft and understand complex written regulations and interpret them clearly with a good working knowledge of IT (preferably MS Packages) and be comfortable with data and databases.

You should be able to work independently, think creatively, solve problems and make effective decisions sometimes in a challenging environment. A good team player, you are able to provide support to senior and junior colleagues and your peers, share knowledge and information and contribute toward the achievements of your team and the organisation as a whole.


The reward package we offer includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance plus bank holidays and 2.5 privilege days per year, and a number of other benefits.

Applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd; to apply please visit our job board at and upload your CV along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role (when saving your documents please include the IRC number in the file name). If you are unable to apply online please contact us on 01793 867000 quoting reference IRC242933

Closing date: 23rd October 2017
Interview date: It is proposed that interviews will take place 7th and 8th November 2017.          

This position is subject to a pre-employment screening. The Arts and Humanities Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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