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Research Grant Facilitator

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

We are looking for an experienced individual with a track record in successful grant writing, exceptional facilitation and communication skills, an ability to build relationships and to inspire confidence, and a commitment to achieving outcomes.

You will be part of the Research Services Team working with over 450 scientists at Kew, helping them translate their novel ideas into successfully funded research projects. To do this you will have experience and a proven track record in facilitating discussions amongst a diverse range of scientists, building exciting partnerships with collaborators and turning these into successful research projects.

Depending on the skillset of the applicant, we will consider this as either a full or part-time role, based at Kew, with the option of hybrid working, subject to operational requirements.

About the role

The successful candidate will be educated to at least degree level in a scientific discipline (or related discipline) and have significant grant writing experience in a scientific environment. 

They will have exceptional communication skills, work well as a team player within a small team, and demonstrate an ability to manage their time effectively within the fast moving and competitive funding environment.  They will be confident in giving advice and providing constructive feedback.

The role sits within the Research Services team who provide expert advice, training and support to Kew scientists throughout the lifecycle of a project, working with many stakeholders across both Kew and our external partners. The appointed candidate will have the ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders at different levels. 

Through their previous experience they will be familiar with undertaking horizon-scanning of opportunities for research support together with the strategic targeting of funding sources, thinking creatively in matching Kew's unique collections, databases and scientific expertise with new opportunities as they arise.

 The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world’s plants and fungi. 

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.

Closing Date: 19/02/2023

It is anticipated that interviews for this role will take place in the week commencing Monday 20th February.

https://careers.kew.org/vacancy/research-grant-facilitator-513342.html

Location: London
Salary: £32,000 to £37,865
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 19th February 2023
   
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