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Research Finance Administrator

University of Exeter - Research Services

Location: Streatham Campus, Exeter, Hybrid
Salary: From £26,444 (The starting salary will be from £26,444 on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience.)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th June 2024
Closes: 18th June 2024
Job Ref: S89008

Summary of the role
This role is within the Research Finance pillar of the Research Services Directorate, which provides overarching training and quality assurance for all research finance activity, including support for research application and budget monitoring; financial authorisation for applications; financial stewardship for live grants; provision of live grant information to support grant holders and colleges; financial reporting to sponsors and other external bodies; support to the management of studentships and grant administration. Research Development & Management and some Research Finance staff are managed and organised in seven clusters, either around a particular group of funders (Health, Bio-environment; Physical sciences and technology; Social sciences; Humanities; European/International) or for Cornwall research services.

Main purpose of the job:

  • To provide a general financial enquiry, administration and support service for research.
  • To support financial elements of the research project lifecycle including costing, delegated financial submission of low-risk applications, award set-up and live grant financial management, support for financial budget planning, forecasting and in-year monitoring in support of a portfolio of stakeholders and projects. Where appropriate support both the research development and financial elements of the research project lifecycle for standard and complex research grants and contracts.

Research Services Directorate
The Research Services Directorate is a key enabler to the delivery of the University's Research and Impact Strategy, a successful next REF submission and meeting research income targets.

You will be based within the Research Finance pillar of the Health and Life Sciences cluster of the Research Services Directorate, situated at our Streatham and St Luke’s campus office. You will provide overarching support, training and quality assurance for all research finance activity, including research applications and budget monitoring; financial stewardship for live grants; provision of live grant information to support grant holders and colleges; financial reporting to sponsors and other external bodies; support to the management of studentships and grant administration. Research Finance staff based at Streatham and St Luke's support activity in all Faculties and work closely with colleagues based in Cornwall.

The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world’s most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

Benefits
We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campuses and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information
Please contact Jenny Raynor j.raynor@exeter.ac.uk.

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