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Deputy Research Finance Manager

The University of Edinburgh - Corporate Service Group - Edinburgh Research Office

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 Grade UE07 per annum (A revised salary range for this grade of £39,347 to £46,974 pa is planned to take effect from Spring 2024)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd February 2024
Closes: 8th March 2024
Job Ref: 9795

Fixed Term (24 months) 

Full time (35 hours/week)

 Colleagues in Edinburgh Research Office work in partnership with researchers to develop and deliver world-leading research. We work across the research lifecycle – growing ideas into proposals, projects and impact. We are enablers and connectors, networked across the University, able to provide the best advice to researchers and research leaders in all disciplines. We are part of a wider ecosystem of over 300 colleagues providing research support across the University of Edinburgh – linking through our Schools, Colleges and Service Groups.

The Opportunity

We are seeking colleagues who will embody our values of expertise, community, integrity and collaboration. 

The Research Grants Team work closely with the University of Edinburgh research and professional service communities, partners and funders, to maximise the research academic colleagues can undertake for the funding they receive. Our expert team delivers financial management and post award administration of the University’s 3,500 research grants. 

A key member of the Research Grants team the Deputy Research Finance Manager will contribute to building a strong, supportive and effective team. You will have a drive to get things done whilst challenging the status quo to help us develop new ways of working. 

You will embrace the management of a team of staff in the post award administration of externally funded research projects to ensure appropriate financial controls, compliance with sponsors’ regulations and Research Governance and Edinburgh Research Office Research Governance framework.

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience of staff management within a deadline driven, high volume financial administration function 
  • a strong financial management and accounting background, with experience of working within a robust financial control environment
  • be passionate about using finance as an enabler to support colleagues in their goals
  • be highly self-motivated and thrive in constantly changing environments

Development Opportunities

Edinburgh Research Office is a supportive and encouraging environment for those new to research professional services and those wishing to further develop their University professional service careers. We have a longstanding commitment to training and staff development and a great track record of internal promotions for ambitious colleagues. We actively encourage all colleagues in ERO to think about their development in role. We encourage applicants to think not just about their suitability now, but how they might grow in the role in the future. 

Please apply with a CV and a supporting statement explaining how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required, and your motivation for applying for this post.

All applicants should apply via the on-line application process and include a current CV and personal statement confirming how you meet the requirements of the post.

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