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Research Support Officer

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Social Sciences

Location: Sheffield, Hybrid
Salary: £25,742 to £29,605 per annum. Grade 5. Potential to progress to £32,332 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: UOS040181

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Research Support Officer (RSO) to work in the Faculty of Social Sciences research support team.

Research support in the Faculty of Social Sciences is provided by three Research Hub Teams – each team works with academic colleagues across a group of departments. You will also contribute to wider Faculty or University initiatives to share best practice and continually improve the support offered. You will support and assist with a variety of research support activities including routine research costings and applications, responding to academic queries, liaising with other Professional Service teams, contributing to smooth set up of successful research applications and maintain data in research information systems.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is proactive and flexible
  • is pragmatic and solutions-focussed
  • has excellent attention to detail
  • has strong customer service skills.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University, therefore, we would consider flexible delivery of the role subject to meeting the business needs of the post. 

What we offer

  • A minimum of 38 days annual leave including bank holiday and closure days (pro rata) with the ability to purchase more.
  • Flexible working opportunities, including hybrid working for some roles.
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • A wide range of discounts and rewards on shopping, eating out and travel.
  • A variety of staff networks, providing opportunities for social interaction, peer support and personal development (for example, Race Equality, LGBT+, Women’s and Parent’s networks).
  • Recognition Awards to reward staff who go above and beyond in their role.
  • A commitment to your development access to learning and mentoring schemes; integrated with our Academic Career Pathways and Professional Services Shared Skills Framework.
  • A range of generous family-friendly policies
    • paid time off for parenting and caring emergencies
    • support for those going through the menopause
    • paid time off and support for fertility treatment
    • and more

More details can be found on our benefits page: sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/benefits.

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