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Research Development Manager

Cranfield University - Research Excellence Team, Research & Innovation Office

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

We welcome applications from individuals with experience in research management and supporting the development of funding bids, to lead a portfolio of activities that are core to the successful implementation of our new University Strategy.

About the Role

Cranfield University is investing in new roles within the Research and Innovation Office to help support the proactive implementation of our ambitious new Research and Innovation Strategy. The purpose of this role is to support a dynamic and inclusive research environment that helps maximise the University’s income from public sector, learned societies and charitable funders. Taking a leading role within the Research Grants Team, you will develop and implement processes and initiatives that underpin the delivery of successful and high-quality research funding applications; from researcher development training and facilitating ideas generation, through to coordination and facilitation of large, complex strategic funding bids.    

About You

You will be educated to degree level, with experience of working in a research management role where you have given comprehensive advice on completing research funding applications. You will have experience of managing and developing staff, with strong organisational skills and the ability to work to deadlines across multiple projects.  Experience of proactive grant facilitation (e.g. developing and delivering workshops/sandpit events), would be an advantage.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The Research and Innovation Office supports researchers in achieving excellence and impact in delivering the university’s vision for Research and Innovation.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Deryn Evans, Research Grants Team Manager on (E): Deryn.S.Evans@cranfield.ac.uk or Emma Hare, Head of Research Excellence on (E): emma.hare@cranfield.ac.uk

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: hrrecruitment@cranfield.ac.uk. Please quote reference number 4396.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 13 February 2023

Interviews to be held: in the week commencing 27 February 2023

Location: Cranfield
Salary: £45,751 to £50,798 per annum, with potential progression up to £63,059 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th January 2023
Closes: 13th February 2023
Job Ref: 4396
   
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