Post-Award Research Grants Manager

Anglia Ruskin University - Research and Innovation Development Office

About Anglia Ruskin University:

Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.

About the role:

We’re seeking to appoint an experienced professional to provide project management support and oversight for colleagues engaged in funded research projects. Working across all our sites, you'll provide guidance to professional and academic colleagues on the administration and management of grants and contracts, primarily for research. This will be achieved through advice, assistance and training across our University community on issues associated with project set up, funding body compliance, financial monitoring and preparation of grant claims and reports to funders.

You’ll also contribute to the achievement of our Strategic Plan, in particular in support of our corporate goals to grow significantly the levels of external income generated by our research. This role is part of the Post-Award and Commercialisation Team within our Research and Innovation Development Office.

With a degree or relevant professional qualification at degree level, you’ll have project management experience including financial management and reporting, as well as experience of working within complex situations with competing stakeholders and deadlines. You’ll have knowledge of the requirements of external funders, particularly the major research councils, EU funding bodies and large charities. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential as is a commitment to delivering excellent customer service in a busy environment.

You'll be able to balance demand and delivery requirements with limited resources and have substantial recent experience of working in a similar or transferable role in Post Award administration, including UK and Foreign Currency awards. You'll be able to show evidence of prioritising workloads to meet objectives, in addition to showing evidence of identifying gaps on systems and processes, and leading the delivery of solutions. Experience of working in a Higher Education or research environment is essential and you'll be a competent user of Research Fish, Joint Electronic Submissions and/or the Research Participant Portal.

It is expected that interviews will take place in February 2018.

Informal enquiries can be made to Julia Marsh, Head of Post-Award and Commercialisation, at or on 01245 684965.

To find out more about working with us, click here.

We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

We value diversity at Anglia Ruskin University and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

Guidance Notes:

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification below. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

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