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Senior Bid Developer

Cardiff University

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £42,792 to £49,553 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th September 2021
Closes: 28th September 2021
Job Ref: 12159BR

The main focus of your role will be to work with academic researchers and other colleagues to develop bids, funding proposals and business cases for external funding of research and innovation projects. You will target large scale funding from mainstream UK sources, such as UK Research & Innovation (particularly the Research Councils, including Innovate UK), but also other public sector sources and major charities (as a non-exclusive list), Your activities will be fully aligned with Cardiff University’s The Way Forward 2018-23: Recast COVID-19 strategy, especially the Research and Innovation sub-strategies. 

The role will be based within the Research Development team in Research and Innovation Services RIS and will be expected to work seamlessly in an integrated manner with all teams across the Department. You will provide critical, underpinning operational support to ensure that Cardiff’s research community is fully engaged with opportunities arising from the rapidly evolving research funding landscape. 

You will be part of an integrated five person Bid Development team which provides professional, responsive bid development and writing support for a range of interdisciplinary science.  In this particular instance we are looking for individuals with experience in the thematic areas of advanced manufacturing and engineering. You will work collaboratively with senior leaders at the University, such as the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Enterprise, as well as directly with academics at Cardiff University looking to finance their research ideas and ambitions.  Many of these applications will require external partners, and you should be confident and able to work effectively with businesses, public sector and regional partners to write, edit, improve and deliver high quality, competitive proposals. 

This role requires a strategic, proactive and ambitious individual with the ability to work effectively with others, to synthesise complex information, interpret external funder priorities and requirements and to create compelling written cases for financial support. 

The post is full time and will be fixed term until July 2023, in order to deliver Cardiff University’s Research Wales Innovation Fund (RWIF) Strategy, a HEFCW-funded programme to support innovation activity

Salary: £42,792 - £49,553 per annum (Grade 7)

Closing date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021

This post has previously been advertised to employees of Cardiff University only.  We now invite external applications.


Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds.  We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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