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Head of Research Development and Initiatives

University of Sussex - Research and Innovation Services

Location: Sussex, Falmer
Salary: £54,395 to £64,914 per annum, pro rata if part time
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th May 2024
Closes: 26th June 2024
Job Ref: 31085

Hours: Full-time hours considered up to 1FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).

Closing Date: 26 June 2026. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Expected Interview Date: Week of 15th July 2024

Expected Start Date: September 2024 

An exciting opportunity exists to join the University of Sussex in a new leadership role as Head of Research Development and Initiatives. This role will provide leadership to promote and maintain the University’s research development services to academic colleagues and to ensure that appropriate resources are in place to manage institutional research funding allocations.

As the service lead, you will be responsible for developing initiatives to enhance the quality of funding proposals and to ensure that resources are aligned to meet research development demand. You will also be the key relationship manager for external funders and will have responsibility to maintain and develop those relationships alongside academic colleagues.

This is a key role, ensuring the effective delivery of strategic objectives, alongside contributing to the wider work of the Research and Innovation Services Division, working closely with the heads of each area, and as a member of the leadership team. 

If you have experience of leading research bid development activities and knowledge of the research policy context within UK higher education, with highly effective leadership skills and the ability to think strategically and develop excellent service provision then we want to hear from you. 

Please contact Claire Potter, Director of Research and Innovation Services (Claire.Potter@sussex.ac.uk) for informal enquiries. 

For full details and how to apply click the 'Apply' button above.

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