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Head of Pre-Award

University of Nottingham - Research Operations

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £57,696 to £70,897
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: FAB580623

Location: Jubilee Campus

Applications are invited for the Head of Pre-Award post, based in Research Operations within Research & Innovation, and reports directly to the Director of Research & Innovation Operations. This is an exciting opportunity to lead an established team who play a critical role in supporting the University’s research ambitions, ensuring the effective and efficient submission of quality research applications and the set-up of new research awards. 

This role requires a strategic leader with excellent communication, collaboration, and leadership skills as well as a strong commitment to continuous improvement and excellent service delivery. To succeed in this role, you will have significant experience of financial and risk management and will identify and implement best practice to ensure that the service continues to evolve in line with the external landscape. 

Working in partnership with key stakeholders across the University, the Head of Pre-Award will develop strategies for project costing and effective risk management to help maximise research income but also enable decisive action at time-critical stages of the research project lifecycle. Further information on the duties for the post and the experience and qualifications required can be found on the attached job role profile. 

The post is offered on a permanent, full time (36.25 hours per week) contract. Job share arrangements may be considered.

The University of Nottingham is committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. We strive to provide a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes. We also offer an excellent holiday allowance of 30 days per year, plus additional university closure days and bank holidays. Please follow the link to view benefits available to University of Nottingham staff, www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/benefits-and-facilities/your-benefits.aspx.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Rachel Brereton, email: rachel.brereton@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration. Please visit: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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