Research and Innovation Funding Manager

Birmingham City University - Research, Innovation and Enterprise

School/Department: - Innovation

Location: University House

By 2020, Birmingham City University’s trio of Innovation institutes (Institute of Sustainable Futures, Institute of Health & Quality of Life and the Institute for Creative Innovation aim to increase enterprise, drive growth and help businesses/not for profit organisations in securing a competitive advantage through demand led innovation and effective partnerships.

A track record with proven experience in securing income with various funding bodies is sought. Working within the Innovation Team, the selected candidate will support the vision and ethos that drives the partnerships, ideas, interdisciplinary thinking and infrastructure to transform BCU’s contribution to the regional skills and growth agenda and underpin the achievement of BCU’s external income, employability and regional impact as defined by the corporate plan.

The selected candidate will be part of a highly specialised team that will work in close collaboration with lead academics, in developing concepts, writing and managing the submission of proposals targeting funding bodies within the UK, EU and overseas. Taking responsibility for brokering collaborative partnerships and multi stakeholder opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience with a variety of funding instruments and be experienced in identifying and disseminating funding opportunities to support the Innovation Institutes thematic areas to drive income generation; contract research and collaborative research. It is paramount that the selected candidate will need to provide high level expert guidance to proposal development teams comprised of academic leads, innovation institutes, finance teams, and external partners throughout the development process from concept, project initiation, writing to submission. A track record with proven experience in securing income with various funding bodies is sought.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload a CV and Cover Letter. You are advised, where possible, to remove personal details such as your name from your CV and Cover Letter. 

For more information about applying and for the job description for the post, please see the current vacancies on the BCU website:

Please note; on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice. We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

Alternatively if you require the application in a different format please contact the Human Resources Department at or on 0121 331 6693.

Birmingham City University holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and promotes the advancement of gender equality through Representation, Progression and Success for All. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Share this job
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information


Midlands of England