|Salary:||£40,524 to £48,763|
|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||17th October 2023|
The UCL Institute of the Americas is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean, and Canada. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and provides specialist supervision to doctoral level on a wide range of topics and all four main regions of the Americas.
The Institute pursues a research strategy that emphasises cross-regional expertise and a vision of multi-disciplinarity rooted in history and the social sciences. Based on its long-standing reputation for research excellence, public engagement, and impact, the Institute was ranked as the ! number on e Area Studies unit in the UK in REF 2021.
In the last 10 years, the department has grown substantially, both in terms of staff and student numbers, and in terms of the number of applications for large research grants. The consequent development of complexity in the department’s financial and research portfolio has led to the creation of this crucial new role.
More details about the Institute of the Americas and UCL can be found below and at www.ucl.ac.uk/americas and www.ucl.ac.uk/about
About the role
The Finance and Research Officer is responsible for the day-to-day administration of finance and research for the Institute of the Americas. The main aspects of the role are: seeking and promoting internal and external funding opportunities; supporting academics to cost and prepare applications for research funding, ensuring that the financial return for the department is maximised; and managing the department’s processes and data for research, innovation, and consultancy funding.
The post holder will also undertake financial tasks such as monitoring and operating appropriate budgets and approving expenses claims and ! will supp ort the Institute Manager with annual budget proposals and forecasts.
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
This role is eligible for hybrid working with a minimum of 40% on site.
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Professional Services Staff. Please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/conditions-service-research-teaching-and-professional-services-staff for more information.
This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a Skilled Worker Visa certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation! . Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.
You will have knowledge and experience of finance systems and processes, as well as research administration within HE or a similar research environment. Excellent organisational and numeracy skills are vital, as well as the ability to be a proactive team member.
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page - please ensure that you respond to all criteria in the person specification as part of your application.
What we offer
As well as being a small and welcoming department, and the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits. Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/rewards-and-benefits to find out more.
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusio! n
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