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Research Development Officer - Full time 1.0 FTE

University of Roehampton - Research Office

Location: London
Salary: £36,482 to £39,510 pa inclusive of London Weighting Allowance, Grade RU07
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th February 2020
Closes: 11th March 2020

About the role:

We are looking for a Research Development Officer specialising in the arts, humanities, and creative industries to join the University Research Office. The role holder will play an integral role in developing a world-class research environment, supporting bidding and grant capture with a focus on diversifying our income streams and pursuing commercial or industry channels.

Research Development Officers manage the bidding process and contribute to improving the quality of research bids. Duties include identifying new funding opportunities, supporting grant applications, co-ordinating peer review, and engaging with a range of collaborators and other stakeholders, both within the university sector and beyond. Roehampton’s strong investment in research as part of our new strategic plan has created this space for a highly motivated and creative individual to join our expanding team.

About you:

  • Your background in higher education has given you experience working with academic colleagues at all levels;
  • You are ambitious and passionate about generating opportunities for research activity;
  • You have an excellent knowledge of the HE funding landscape, and will bring new ideas and energy to securing funds for our research in Performing Arts, Media, and Cinema;
  • Your experience has given you an understanding of research use in other sectors, and the ability to build cross-sector relationships;
  • You have outstanding attention to detail when it comes to verbal and financial communication

At Roehampton, we change lives by helping our students to develop the confidence, knowledge and adaptability they need for a successful graduate career and fulfilling life.

We are a supportive, close-knit and inclusive community, with a proud history in higher education stretching back more than 175 years. Our values come from this rich history, built on community, engagement and partnership, with a belief that no matter their background, we can help our students realise their ambitions. Our graduates today have excellent employment prospects, and are part of a thriving global community of Roehampton alumni.

We provide an engaging portfolio of courses across the creative arts, social sciences, law, humanities, literature, education, business, and human and life sciences, including nursing. We also have an excellent research profile. With international reach, our research informs policy, enriches culture and improves people’s lives.

We are based on a beautiful 64-acre parkland campus, located in the heart of southwest London. Our staff have access to excellent facilities and a generous range of staff benefits.

To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us.

It is expected that interviews will be held in the week of 23 March 2020

The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.

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