Research Funding Manager (Maternity Cover)

University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research

The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) is a world-class research institute based at the University of Essex with approximately 80 research, survey, IT, support and administrative staff.

Duties of the Role

The post holder will cover an essential link role between ISER and the University’s Research and Enterprise Office (REO). ISER holds approximately 50-60 active research projects at any one time and Research staff are responsible for submitting new funding bids on a regular and ongoing basis.

This role provides individual support to research staff in the preparation of research bids, active liaison with REO to facilitate the bid submission process and post-award budget management support for Principal Investigators (PIs). The post holder will retain detailed records of bids in various stages of completion to inform financial management, including forecasting, budget setting and auditing.

Duties will include managing the administration of consultancy projects and short courses within ISER; providing ISER staff with post award advice and guidance; actively contributing to ISER’s financial forecasting; and monitoring and updating ISER’s (Key Performance Indicators) KPIs as part of the annual planning process.

Qualifications and Skills required

The successful candidate will be educated to at least A-Level standard and have a qualification or training in financial management and/or accountancy (or equivalent experience). Experience of financial management including the preparation of budgets, financial forecasting and financial reporting is essential.

Experience of managing pre and post award aspects of externally funded research projects and knowledge of University systems of financial record keeping/reporting are both desirable, though not essential for this post.

This post is fixed-term, full-time for a period of 13 months from mid-April 2018 in order to provide cover for a permanent member of staff who is absent from work on maternity leave. Part-time working may be considered at a minimum 0.8 FTE.

The University welcomes both external and internal applications for this post. If you are a current University of Essex member of staff applying for the post as a secondment we would recommend you discuss your application for this secondment with your line manager prior to making an application. Your Department/ Section will need to consider cover arrangements for your absence before a decision can be reached as to the possibility of your release from your current post.

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