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R&I Delivery Officer (Post-Award Finance)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Location: Manchester, Hybrid
Salary: £29,605 to £32,982 Grade 6.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: eArcu-7397

Are you looking to develop your career in the financial management of research projects?

Do you want to work with academics on cutting edge research and consultancy projects with multiple internal and external partners?

We are looking for an R&I Delivery Officer to join the Research & Innovation Directorate to provide post-award project support for research activity at the university.

This is an exciting time to join Manchester Met. We are one of the top modern universities for research quality, and 90% of our research impact is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

The Role
We are looking for a confident and proactive candidate who will be responsible for the post-award financial management of a wide range of research and consultancy projects across the University.

  • You will work with a team of colleagues to deliver a high-quality post-award project support service for Academic and Professional Service colleagues.
  • You will act as the main point of contact for project delivery related queries and requests.
  • You will support the financial management of a large portfolio of projects, involving multiple internal and external partners.
  • You will be responsible for monitoring and managing project budgets, preparing and submitting financial claims in line with funder requirements and advising on university financial policy and procedures.

This is a key role within the Directorate at a central level, and you will be expected to develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of funders' operational and financial reporting procedures.

About you
This exciting opportunity will suit a proactive candidate with good organisational and analytical skills with a proven track record of managing project finances.

Ideally you will have a good understanding of the UK research funding landscape and knowledge of the operational activities that support delivery of successful projects.

We welcome transferable skills and are looking for a fast learner, with excellent people skills and the ability to prioritise workload to provide a professional service.

Working at Manchester Met
This is a great opportunity to join a friendly and supportive team. Manchester Met offers a fantastic range of benefits to employees, including a central location which is excellent for commuters, generous holiday allowance which includes 25 days per year holiday (increases with service), 8 bank holidays plus Christmas shutdown, and a competitive pension scheme.

Hybrid working is offered for this role, where you will be able to work a proportion of time on campus and a proportion remotely. You will also get access to a wellbeing platform, retail discounts, a cycle to work scheme, plus many more rewards and benefits.

How to apply
Your application should include a supporting statement which provides detailed examples of how your experience and skills match each of the requirements mentioned in the 'Person Specification' section of the attached job description. Please also attach a CV.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Fitzgerald, Assistant R&I Delivery Manager, s.fitzgerald@mmu.ac.uk.

Manchester Met University is committed to creating an intentionally inclusive culture of belonging that promotes equity and celebrates diversity. We understand the importance of having a diverse workforce and the benefits it can bring to ensuring diversity of thought and innovation in everything we do. We, therefore, encourage applications from our local and international communities, in particular people from ethnic minority groups, disabled people and people who identify as LGBTQIA+.

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