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Research Grants Coordinator (Part-Time, Fixed Term)

We are looking to appoint a Research Grants Coordinator to this newly established position within the finance team of the department of Psychiatry.

The role holder will report to the Senior Finance Officer and be the primary contact for all grant enquiries to the department, co-ordinate the support processes for grant applications, provide advice and guidance to staff wishing to submit proposals for research funding and prepare X5's (University grant costing tool) for review and submission. The post-holder will maintain an oversight of all active research grants in the department, manage record-keeping around grant applications, and provide ongoing grant support and reporting to Principal Investigators and other senior staff, as well as other duties that may be delegated by his/her line manager, which would fall within the scope of this role.

At any one time the department has 120 active research grants and numerous general and donation accounts, as well as core budgets. Funding streams are wide and diverse, ranging from university chest money to foundations, charities, business, research councils as well as different sources of funding from the NHS and Trusts. The role will require close liaison with the Business & Operations Manager, as well as other senior and academic staff in the department, grant funders, and the Universities research operations office and central finance teams.

Applicants should be educated to HND/HNC level 4 or 5 or equivalent level of practical experience, along with grant management experience, the ability to interpret financial data from a variety of sources and to be able to effectively communicate information to non-specialist staff. Previous experience in working with budgets/forecasting and financial costing systems would be an advantage.

This is a part-time appointment; the working hours are around 25 to 27 per week to be worked Monday to Friday.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date is 3 February 2019, with interviews to be confirmed.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RN17877 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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