Faculty Research & Innovation Manager

University of Leeds - Faculty of Education, Social Sciences & Law - ESSL Faculty Offices

Are you excited about delivering an outstanding service to academics to grow and manage their research grants portfolio? Are you a strategic thinker, confident, credible and adaptable with extensive pre and post award research management experience? Do you want to lead a Faculty Research & Innovation Office and contribute to the delivery of both the Faculty and University research strategies? 

As a highly motivated, proactive individual you will be responsible for leading the Faculty Research & Innovation Office (FRIO) to provide high quality research support, working closely with Faculty leadership and individual academics. You will be part of the Research Operations Service, but will be deployed to the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law and will report to the Faculty Finance Manager. You will also need to work closely with the central Research Operations Team and Research & Innovation Service.

The Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law comprises 4 schools, Education, Law, Politics and International Studies and Sociology and Social Policy, with approximately 190 academic staff. With an active research grant portfolio derived from sources including the UKRI, the European Commission, government departments and charities, the role requires a a good understanding of research funding rules and regulations and excellent organisational and numerical skills.

The Faculty hosts the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) which brings together social science researchers across the University, including in relation to the strategic themes of the University nearly all of which have a key social science dimension. 

You will need to show that you have the skills and experience to effectively lead the FRIO team, combined with substantial experience of financial administration. You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills, and a positive attitude to change.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Mrs Jennifer Stergiou, Head of Research Operations & Reporting

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1944, email: J.R.Stergiou@leeds.ac.uk

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Working Time: 100%

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