Board Manager

Medical Research Council

1x open ended, 1 x 12 months fixed term

About us:

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health. We support research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in our own units and institutes in the UK and in our units in Africa.

About the role:

You will contribute to the MRC mission as a funder improving human health through world-class medical research, by helping to deliver MRC funding through research grants. You will support one of the MRC’s four research boards responsible for MRC funding.

Main duties/key responsibilities:

  • Manage an efficient service for Board meetings, including the review of applications, casework, portfolio reporting and strategic papers
  • Manage a small team, which is part of a matrix of Board and Panel teams
  • Take responsibility for grant applications from initial enquiry, through peer review, to the end of funding, often handling grants personally
  • Manage the Board budget, liaising with senior MRC staff and Finance teams
  • Manage the portfolio of Board-funded research
  • Respond to enquiries from the research community and communicate MRC policies, taking decisions on exceptions.

This is a flexible role and the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to be involved with projects, additional funding calls, MRC Unit funding, scientific workshops and strategic working groups. These aspects of the role could take up to 50% of time.

About you:

You should be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience.

You will need to have planning and management experience, with the ability to manage multiple work activities with competing priorities and deliver to deadlines.

You should be a confident communicator both written and oral, with experience of communicating to a range of audiences.

You should be familiar with academic/industry research and funding and be familiar with UK universities and medical research in general

Final appointments will be subject to pre-employment screening.

How to apply:

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services; to apply please visit our job board at IRC244103. Please submit a copy of your CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification.

Only online applications will be accepted. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000.

Closing Date: 23rd February 2018
Interview date: 6th March 2018

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