Humanities and Social Science Portfolio Developer

The Wellcome Trust

Job Summary

We are looking for a Portfolio Developer to contribute to managing our Humanities and Social Science portfolio.

Additional info

About the job  

We are looking for a Humanities and Social Science Portfolio Developer to play a key role in developing and managing a portfolio of grants that ranges across fields such as history, bioethics, anthropology, and sociology.

The objective of Wellcome’s HSS team is to improve health through the best research in humanities and social science. We support the creation of knowledge and development strong research ecosystems while demonstrating the value of humanities and social science research.

Through multiple funding schemes, we support innovative research that changes our understanding of health and diseases.
In this role, you will contribute to the development and execution of strategic outreach and partnership initiatives; develop a high-quality grant portfolio; and manage internal and external stakeholder in academic and non-academic contexts.

You will:

  • Cultivate relationships with research communities
  • Contribute to the exploration and assessment of the academic quality of knowledge produced through HSS grants
  • Work with colleagues to identify opportunities to fund HSS innovative research that can support Wellcome’s priorities
  • Convene meetings that will shape the development of diverse research fields
  • Contribute to grant-making activity
  • Develop a profound understanding of our portfolio

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Experience & Skills

About you

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • A postgraduate degree in medical humanities, biomedical ethics or social science
  • Recent experience of working within a research community relevant to our grant-making remit
  • Experience of developing and implementing organisational strategy or complex projects
  • Experience of organising events
  • Interest in history, biomedical ethics, global health or the social context of biomedical sciences
  • Experience of designing and successfully leading complex programmes/projects
  • Knowledge of funding and research policy issues
  • Robust collaborative approach to working
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Facilitation and presentation skills
  • High levels of motivation, initiative and ability to work independently

About us

We believe great ideas can change the world and improve health for everyone. At Wellcome, we help great ideas to thrive by supporting scientists and researchers, taking on big problems, fuelling imaginations and sparking debate.
Wellcome isn't just a supporter of great ideas; it's a great place to work. We offer excellent benefits and help our employees to develop in an open, respectful culture where differences are valued.

Next steps

If you are talented and passionate about our work and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to improve health for everyone, then we’d like to hear from you. You can apply using the link below.