Research Development Manager (EU / International and Humanities)

University of Exeter - Research Services

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities.  We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Fifty percent of our organisation is made up of Professional Services support staff that partner closely with the Academic colleges to ensure we achieve our strategy and vision.
The Research Services Directorate is a key enabler to the delivery of the University's Research and Impact Strategy, a successful next REF submission and meeting research income targets.
This role will cover 0.5 FTE in the Humanities team and 0.5 FTE in the EU / International team. You may be expected to move across funder teams over time.
This role within the Research Development and Management pillar of the Research Services Directorate of the University of Exeter. Specifically the role will provide research development and management support and advice to academics across the research project lifecycle from idea to impact, supporting both the research development and financial elements. This includes identifying funding opportunities, coordinating bid development and supporting live projects and post project activities. This role will directly support standard to high risk/ complex projects and you will have substantial experience in the preparation of research proposals, particularly in respect of major national and international projects. You will be asked to develop specialist knowledge of specific funder(s) and disciplines; building and maintaining effective working relationships with funders to ensure effective communication and flow of information, ensuring that the University is best placed to identify and respond to opportunities.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter.  If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 

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